October 16, 2019

Goldman backs Kobo360, Rwanda commits to EVs, Interswitch IPO update – Tempemail

Nigerian freight logistics startup Kobo360 raised a $20 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs and $10 million in working capital financing from Nigerian commercial banks. The …

Update on Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch and its speculative IPO – Tempemail

Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch has been circulating in business news around a possible IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Last month Bloomberg News ran a …

What is Andela, the Africa tech talent accelerator? – Tempemail

As someone who covers Africa’s tech scene, I’m frequently asked about Andela. That’s not surprising, given the venture gets more global press (arguably) than any …

Urbvan raises $9 million for its private shuttle service in Mexico – Tempemail

As cities in emerging markets grapple with increasingly traffic-clogged and dangerous streets, Urbvan, a startup providing private, high-end transportation shuttles in Mexico, has raised $9 …

Y Combinator graduate PredictLeads helps VCs hunt for unicorns – Tempemail

The Slovenian founders behind PredictLeads, another recent Y Combinator graduate, applied to the prestigious accelerator five times before they were admitted. Their business, which helps …

Tastemakers raises $1.4M to sell Africa experiences to the world – Tempemail

New York based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1.4 million seed-round—led Precursor Ventures—for its business that connects Africa adventures to global consumers. Tastemakers’ platform curates, …

On-demand parking startup SpotHero raises $50 million – Tempemail

SpotHero, the Chicago-based company that has developed an on-demand parking app, has raised $50 million in a Series D round led by Macquarie Capital. Union …