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Kenyan marketing platform AIfluence has secured seed capital equivalent to $ 1 million during a funding round led by Dubai investment firm EQ2 Ventures. Many investors including Antler East Africa, Oui Capital and ArabyAds took part.

Kenya-based influencer marketing platform, AIfluence has announced its seed funding round of $1 million. The round was led by Dubai-based EQ2 Ventures, Antler East Africa, Oui Capital, ArabyAds, and an unnamed European family office.

AIfluence, an AI-powered Kenya-based influencer marketing platform, has closed Ksh. 108 million ($1 million) in seed funding. The investment round was led by Dubai-based EQ2 Ventures, and joined by Antler East Africa, Nigerian VC OUI Capital, ArabyAds and a European family office.

London-based OkHi just raised £1.4M through Angel Investor Network. The UK/Kenya startup hopes to solve the addressing challenges in emerging economies. The digital addressing startup is registered in London but headquartered in Nairobi. Angel Investment Network is the world’s largest online angel investment vehicle.

Kenyan startup OkHi, which has developed a digital addressing system for emerging markets, has a GBP1.4 million (US$1.78 million) funding round, supported by the London-based Angel Investment Network, to expand its team and grow operations in other African countries.

Kenyan smart addressing startup OkHi has launched in Nigeria alongside strategic partner and new investor Interswitch Group, aiming to tackle a problem that costs Nigerian businesses an estimated US$2 billion a year – the lack of postal addressing infrastructure.

It was a hot Wednesday afternoon and I remember scribbling numbers into my diary when an unknown call came in.

A smart addressing startup, based in Nairobi OkHi, has partnered with Africa’s largest banking platform, Interswitch to launch in Africa’s largest market, Nigeria.

In late December Clinician Nexus, a startup focused on connecting students in healthcare fields with clinical rotations, picked up $1.5 million in a seed funding round. The round was led by Hyde Park Venture Partners with participation from Great North Labs, Sofia Fund and Cedars-Sinai. This new funding brings the company’s total investment number to $2.3 million.

AMOpportunities, a Chicago-based startup that helps connect international medical students to short-term training programs in the United States, has raised $1.1 million in seed funding, the company announced Thursday.

Akiba Digital, a fintech startup that lowers the barriers to entry for small businesses to get financing through their lending partners, has raised more than USD 1.1 Mn in pre-seed capital to help it expand its market share. The funding round was led by Expert DOJO and Oui Capital. It also included Basecamp Fund, Soma Capital, Hustle Fund, Future Africa, LoftyInc, a former PayPal executive, and a handful of angel investors.

SOUTH AFRICA – Akiba Digital, a fintech startup that is lowering the barriers to entry to enable small businesses to unlock financing through their lending partners, has raised over US$1.1 million in pre-seed funding to help it grow its market share.

AMOpportunities raises $5.4M to help medical students find clinical rotations

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Fifteen startups have been selected for the sixth class of the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa, which aims to support African tech startups through their crucial growth phases.

Twelve African entrepreneurs have been selected for the latest Westerwelle Young Founders Programme, which offers outstanding young entrepreneurs from developing and emerging countries six months of business mentoring and the chance to participate in the Young Founder Conference in Berlin.

I have been privileged to invest in some of the most interesting Startups in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.

MVXtransit, a multi-product logistics booking platform, has rebranded and reintroduced itself as MVX

In Africa, it can be difficult to handle charter and sea freight.Sector mainly Inefficient and fragmented. Merchants also struggle to access finance to conduct cross-border trade on the continent. Several Nigerian-based digital freight companies are tackling this issue MVX.. The company today announced a $ 1.3 million seed round to step up its efforts.

MVX partners with PayHippo to support SMEs with trade finance

The importing and exporting business as they are popularly called in Africa is going through a major tech revolution. Almost all the moving parts of the sector are being digitized to provide a more agile and democratic access to maritime resources, especially the truck, deep ocean containers and vessel procurements.

A Nigerian digital freight and hauling company, MVX, announced Thursday it has raised a $1.3 million seed round to step up its efforts to help shippers move their cargo faster.

Lagos-based MVX, which started as a booking service for chartered sea vessels but pivoted into a digital freight forwarding and trade finance venture last year, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding to help merchant shippers move cargoes faster.

Yah! It’s World Environmental Day. A great time to spread awareness about the threat of rising pollution levels, climate change and the actions that can help protect the environment.

In line with the State Smart City Initiative and address UN sustainable development goals whilst fulfilling the Traffic and Transportation aspect of the Lagos State Govt’s THEMES Agenda, the State has flagged off Lagos Bike Share Scheme.

Nigerian smart bike-sharing startup, Awa Bike is going full throttle with its expansion plans in 2021.

One of the major sources of stress for students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria is mobility. Students are virtually trekking everywhere; from Faculty of Arts to Faculty of Engineering, GS Hall to the library, Student Affairs to Exams and Records, from hostel to bank to market etc.


Pioneer smart bicycle-sharing startup in Nigeria, AwaBike, has expanded its offerings to the students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Nigerian Fintech startup, TeamApt, which provides financial services for the underserved mass market in Africa has completed its series B funding round.

From left, Vice President, Sales, TeamApt, Ifeanyi Duru; Chief Growth Officer, Bili Sule; Vice President, Moniepoint, Solomon Amadi; Head, Marketing, Edidiong Uwemakpan; Chief Operating Officer, TeamApt, Tobi Amira, during a press conference held in Lagos to discuss the company's expansion plans.

Nigerian fintech startup TeamApt has announced it will be shifting its focus from delivering financial services products to banks to delivering products for consumers and businesses, as it aims to build on a strong performance in 2020.

TeamApt has launched a Women in Tech 2021 Internship Program

Africa’s biggest economy has a bright new star – its financial technology industry, which is attracting fresh funding and a raft of new startups, investors, and venture capitalists. The unicorns are emerging, slowly but surely, in this hub that’s witnessing a revolution in its bustling financial services space.

Inside TeamApt’s billion-dollar plan to capture Africa’s 500m unbanked adults

TeamApt Transforming Africa’s Financial Service With Native Platform

TeamApt closes undisclosed Series B round to extend its banking services across Africa

TeamApt has become a leader in Nigeria’s agent banking business and that could drive it to the envied status of a billion-dollar startup in the coming months.

TeamApt eyes unicorn status after hitting N1.4tr monthly agency transaction volume

TeamApt, one of Nigeria’s fintech companies, has said it recorded electronic transactions of N1.4tn in May.

Business Growth: TeamApt joins Endeavor Entrepreneurs at 16th virtual ISP

Nigerian fintech startup TeamApt, which provides financial services for the underserved mass market in Africa, has announced the completion of its Series B funding round as it looks to expand in the aftermath of switching its focus from B2C from B2B.

TeamApt Women in Tech Internship gets new engineers


Zim startup shortlisted for Innovation Prize for Africa

Zimbabwean startup Dr CADx is hoping to raise funding to help further develop its innovative diagnostics solution after being named the winner of the local round of the Seedstars World competition.

South African fintech startup Akiba Digital, which is lowering the barriers to entry to enable small businesses to unlock financing through their lending partners, has raised over US$1.1 million in pre-seed funding to help it grow its market share.

Africa's health-tech sector is booming, with the number of startups operating in the space and the amount of investment flowing into it reaching record highs.

Nigerian digital freight provider MVX lands $1.3M to help shippers move cargoes faster

Mauritius the ideal base for entering SADC for newly funded African mobility startup Vite

(Agence Ecofin) - After obtaining pre-seed funding of $ 100,000, almost 2 years ago, the Kenyan start-up AIfluence is targeting new markets in Africa and abroad.

Nigerian Maritime Startup MVXchange Closes USD 100K Pre-seed Funding Round

MVXtransit, a multi-product logistics booking platform with a presence in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda, announces its rebrand and reintroduction as MVX, today.

Local fintech start-up Akiba Digitalhas raised $1.1 million (R15 million) in pre-seed funding, which will be used to connect small businesses to lenders.

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Raising funds in Africa? Here are 12 Venture Capitalists you should know about

Raising funding in Africa? Here are 12 venture capitalists you should know about

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Nigerian Olu Oyinsan credits Flutterwave’s seed round with being the inspiration for him returning home from the United States (US) to launch VC firm Oui Capital.

Meet the African female founders backed by Oui Capital

Oui Capital launches to fund early stage technology startups in Africa

Oui Capital, IBM to provide 10 startups each with $120k in cloud credits

An insight into how venture capital firm, Oui Capital invests

Oui Capital, an Africa-focused venture capital firm is open for business!

Oui Capital launches to fund early stage technology startups in Africa

VC Firm Oui Capital Emerges – USD 10 Mn And Costless Mentorship For African Tech Startups

South African fintech startup Akiba Digital, which is lowering the barriers to entry to enable small businesses to unlock financing through their lending partners, has raised over US$1.1 million in pre-seed funding to help it grow its market share.

Kenya’s AIfluence closes $1M for its AI-powered influencer marketing platform

TeamApt will use its new funding round to provide digital bank services for the unbanked

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