October 21, 2019

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M – Tempemail

Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the …

SF based African fintech startup Chipper Cash expands to Nigeria – Tempemail

The African no-fee, cross-border payment startup Chipper Cash has expanded to Nigeria. The San Francisco based startup, with offices in Ghana and Kenya, will offer its …

Light Phone’s founders discuss life beyond the smartphone – Tempemail

For a seemingly tough pitch, Light has had little trouble getting noticed. The company has run two successful crowdfunding campaigns for a pair of minimalist …

Accion Venture Lab launches $23M inclusive fintech startup fund – Tempemail

Accion Venture Lab—the seed-stage investment arm of non-profit Accion—has raised $23 million for a new inclusive fintech startup fund. The Accion Venture Lab Limited Partnership, …

Elliptic banks $23M to shrink crypto risk, eyeing growth in Asia – Tempemail

Crypto means risk. To UK company Elliptic it also means business. The startup has just closed a $23M Series B to step up growth for …

African incubator MEST has a new MD and 11 fresh startup investments – Tempemail

Pan-African incubator MEST announced investments in 11 startups from its 2019 cohort that will each receive $100,000 in financing. The $1.1 million backing for a …