Zambian fintech startup, Lupiya receives $1 million funding

Lupiya, a Zambian primarily based microfinance startup has acquired an funding of $1 million from Enygma Ventures, a US enterprise capital (VC) fund. Based in 2015, Lupiya is an online marketplace for microloans. It’s a branch-less, modern digital microfinance platform that leverages…

Wimbart Workplace Hours second version launches

Applications Open as Wimbart offers Enhanced Programme and Partners with Ventures Platform and Techpoint Africa Wimbart, the Public Relations agency specialising in Africa & emerging markets, has launched the second edition of its Office Hours Programme, that equips early stage…

Lagos is constructing its personal unified Web fibre infrastructure

If you’ve moved round in recent weeks, you may have noticed construction along some streets in the bustling city of Lagos, Nigeria. Apparently, fibre optic cables are being laid to provide Internet connection across the city. So far, different estates…

New courting app, 2CanPlay, launches in Nigeria.

Ask no more questions about timing because 2CanPlay, a geo-location-based dating app, is launching on July 8, 2020. It prioritises meaningful conversation and allows you to relate with people you like more quickly by eliminating the endless wait while hoping…

To this point in 2020, African startups have raised about $500m however see an enormous Q2 droop

Whole enterprise funding for African startups in 2020 to this point has handed the $500m mark. That is based on Maxime Bayen, firm builder at GreenTec Capital, a German however African-focused funding agency. Bayen carries out surveys on investments secured by African…

Distant work is just not sufficient to extend office productiveness in Africa’s main tech cities

Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOne, recently mentioned in an interview with Techpoint Africa that young professionals will always gravitate towards locations that have business enablers such as access to investors (mostly foreign), skills, banking support, customers, and infrastructure, among others. But this means there…

Fintech firm, ProfitShare Companions secures $5m to assist South African SMEs

Fintech SME capital provider, ProfitShare Partners has secured R100 million ($5m) from the SA SME Fund. With this funding, ProfitShare Partners looks to partner with small and medium businesses to help accelerate growth for SMEs. ProfitShare Partners provides disruptive alternative funding to SMEs…

6 SA startups working to revive and protect African oceans

Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel broke a world record on 2 July of the most waste collected out of our oceans, measuring at 103 tons in fishing nets and consumer plastics. Over 48 days, the vessel travelled through the…

An perception into how Ingressive Capital invests

Ingressive Capital, the venture capital fund centered on early-stage African tech, not too long ago accomplished its $10 million fund. Based on data on the agency’s web site, the fund is dedicated to supporting the following technology of African innovators. Launched three…

How I Work: Harrison Obiefule, Digital Communications Strategist, Amplify Digital

In 2018, Harrison Obiefule determined to modify careers from broadcasting to digital advertising, following his good friend’s recommendation. That transfer turned out to be certainly one of his greatest choices. Lower than two years in, Harrison has scaled up significantly…

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