Daily Digest Monday 24 August 2020
Funding in North Africa
Mayday: The Egyptian Startup ushering tech into roadside assistance
We speak to the founders of Mayday on the journey to creating a consumer-friendly solution for road assistance in Cairo, and how has the startup fared in the past two years during the country’s tech boom. Read more
Funding In South Africa
Lidar startup Luminar to go public via $3.4 billion SPAC merger
Luminar, the lidar startup that burst onto the autonomous vehicle scene in April 2017 after operating for years in secrecy, is merging with special-purpose acquisition company Gores Metropoulos Inc., with a post-deal market valuation of $3.4 billion. Read more…..
Events- Zoom Webinar
Future of Education Sector
Schedule: 12 Noon (WAT) – Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Prior to COVID-19, there was the persistent challenge to reduce the number of out-of-school and increase access to quality education. The pandemic has unearthed a new challenge many stakeholders are battling to curtail – online education, the educational divide between the private and public educational systems, SEN amongst others. Read more……
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In this episode of GFA-Attract, GetFundedAfrica’s Co-Founder, Debo Omololu discusses with Yassine Oussaifi, a Tunis-based Venture Capital Partner at AfricInvest Group. AfricInvest has $1.5 billion in funds under management and is one of Africa’s largest venture capital firms. Yassine loves water sports and basketball and tries to relax at beach locations.