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Goldman leads $30M Twiga raise, China grows tech influence, Jumia weathers lockup-expiry – TechCrunch

Kenya’s Twiga Foods raised a total of $30 million in October from lenders and investors led by Goldman Sachs. This…

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China’s growing digital influence in Africa – TechCrunch

There’s been a heap of China in Africa coverage over the last decade, but very little of it is focused…

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

As someone who covers Africa’s tech scene, I’m frequently asked about Andela. That’s not surprising, given the venture gets more…

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China’s Transsion and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund – TechCrunch

Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion is teaming up with Kenya’s Wapi Capital to source and fund early-stage African fintech startups….

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Africa’s top mobile phone seller Transsion to list in Chinese IPO – TechCrunch

Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion will list in an IPO on Shanghai’s STAR Market,  Transsion confirmed to TechCrunch.  The…

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Africa’s ride-hail markets are hot spots for startups and VC – TechCrunch

When it comes to VC, vehicles, and startups, Africa’s ride-hail markets are becoming a multi-wheeled and global affair. The big…

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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,…