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Remitly raises $220M to expand from money transfers to financial services, now at ~$1B valuation – TechCrunch

When it comes to financial services in emerging markets, remittances — people sending money to each other across international borders,…

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Yamaha backs MAX, Founders Factory and Norrsken support startups, inside Ethiopia’s tech scene – TechCrunch

Competition in Africa’s two-wheel ride-hail market is accelerating. Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng was the latest startup to add funding,…

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Diving deep into Africa’s blossoming tech scene – TechCrunch

Jumia may be the first startup you’ve heard of from Africa. But the e-commerce venture that recently listed on the…

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Nigeria’s Gokada raises $5.3M round for its motorcycle ride-hail biz – TechCrunch

In many large cities across Africa, motorcycle taxies are as common as yellow-cabs in New York. That includes Lagos, Nigeria,…

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These startups are locating in SF and Africa to win in global fintech – TechCrunch

To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That’s the approach of payments company…

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XPRIZE names two grand prize winners in $15 million Global Learning Challenge – TechCrunch

XPRIZE, the non-profit organization developing and managing competitions to find solutions to social challenges, has named two grand prize winners…

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Jumia’s IPO, DHL launches Africa e-Shop, Cathay’s $168M VC fund, ConnectMed acquired – TechCrunch

The biggest news in a month of weighty African headlines was Jumia listing on the New York Stock Exchange. After…

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Drone delivery startup Zipline launches UAV medical program in Ghana – TechCrunch

Zipline, the San Francisco-based UAV manufacturer and logistics services provider, has launched a program in Ghana today for drone delivery…