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African digital payments can spur Africa's development

Africa has undergone a remarkable journey over the past 30 years. The continent has not only leapfrogged legacy technology and systems into a more relevant future, but it has done so despite challenging circumstances.

Africa has 477 million mobile phone subscribers

Africa remains the fastest-growing region with 477 million mobile subscribers at the end of 2019. Notably, 272 million people are now mobile internet users, representing 26% of the population.

Tracking the rise of tech hubs across Afrika

Afrika is, at the moment, teetering on the brink of becoming the world's next economic powerhouse. The Forbes billionaire list for 2018 includes a total of 18 Afrikan citizens, predominantly from South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria, while a third of countries in the continent are experiencing an annual rise of

Designing a financial instrument for high growth startups

Fundamental technological innovation, such as autonomous vehicles, cleaner batteries, cheaper space travel, etc., require a combination of thorough user understanding, delicate scientific diligence, and financial agility. These ventures aim to build deterministic solutions using deterministic processes. While the financial securities deployed to sustain these ventures, such as convertible notes, corporation

Farmcrowdy receives $325,000 grant from GSMA at Mobile World Congress

Farmcrowdy, an AgriTech startup from Nigeria, has secured a $325,000 grant from GSMA. This was announced at the Mobile World Congress 2018 held in Barcelona, Spain. Previously, towards the end of 2017, Farmcrowdy closed a $1 million seed funding round with participation from Cox Enterprises, Techstars Ventures, Social Capital,