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Kenya’s KCB Bank Secures US$ 150m From IFC For SME Lending

KENYA – KCB Bank Kenya has received an approval for US$150 million from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to increase lending to small and medium enterprises and green lending. According to a statement by the Kenyan lender, the facility will help develop green lending and create employment opportunities for women as it embeds environmental sustainability in its growth strategy, portfolio and operations. Read also: Banking License Handed To New Fintech – FX Firms Should Go This Route “This financing is aligned with our green financing goals and will also enable us to expand our financing to SME and special market segments like women and youth-owned enterprises that are critical...

A New Narrative Around African Entrepreneurism [Opinion]

Joshua Romisher (CFA), CEO of Stellenbosch University LaunchLab, shares his thoughts on a new narrative into the African venture building dialogue by unpacking the narratives surounding entrepreneurship and venture capital funding in the continent.  I disagree because of what I refer to as ‘earned insights’. Innovation is simply the result of a series of insights, earned through hours, months, and years of hard work, toil, mistakes, successes, and failures. They are the battle scars that we earn by taking the path less traveled, asking questions, and failing forward. In my case, I’ve earned them by spending 11 years in investment banking, seven years building pan-African startups,...

Daily Digest Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Funding In Africa Zambian Women-led Startup, Lusaka Grocery Delivery, Raises $38.5k In Pre-seed Funding Round Zambia-based grocery delivery startup Lusaka Grocery Delivery company has raised $38.5k in pre-seed funding round to enable it scale its services. The funding came from Amano Capital, a Lusaka-based investment firm which raises capital for Southern African tech startup companies. Read more Funding In Emerging Markets Twilio Is Buying Customer Data Startup Segment For Between $3B & $4B Segment has made a name for itself by providing a set of APIs that enable it to gather data about a customer from a variety of sources like your CRM tool, customer service application and website and pull...

Twilio Is Buying Customer Data Startup Segment For Between $3B & $4B

Sources have told TechCrunch that Twilio intends to acquire customer data startup Segment for between $3 and $4 billion. Forbes broke the story on Friday night, reporting a price tag of $3.2 billion. We have heard from a couple of industry sources that the deal is in the works and could be announced as early as Monday. Twilio  and Segment are both API companies. That means they create an easy way for developers to tap into a specific type of functionality without writing a lot of code. As I wrote in a 2017 article on Segment,  it provides a set of APIs to pull together customer data from a variety of sources: Segment has made a name for...

StartupXs ChangeMakers $1000 Seed Grant Opportunity 2021 For Startups And Social Enterprises

StartupXs has launched “ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2021” for startups and social enterprises who want to change their community with their innovative business ideas. This year also the ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2021 is about identifying and promoting the best early-stage business idea of innovators, startups, and social enterprises. StartupXs supports young entrepreneurs through the early stages of their company development. We believe that in this era where startup and social enterprise are using innovative approaches and tools to solve the current issues, not only in their community but globally, need resource support to sustain and one of them is finance. Read also: Nigerian Agritech/Fintech Startups Have A Big Customer Education Problem Change...

Zambian Women-led Startup, Lusaka Grocery Delivery, Raises $38.5k In Pre-seed Funding Round

Zambia-based grocery delivery startup Lusaka Grocery Delivery company has raised $38.5k in pre-seed funding round to enable it scale its services. The funding came from Amano Capital, a Lusaka-based investment firm which raises capital for Southern African tech startup companies.  Why The Investors Invested Amano Capital is an dual purpose active advisory-brokerage service that specialises in the Zambian startups and medium scale market. Apart from investing, the VC offers active advisory services in incubation, mentoring and monitoring of startups as well as general brokerage services such as marketing, offering and aftermarket services.  One of the main issues with the Zambian e-commerce market is the lack of adequate access to...

Daily Digest Monday, 12 October 2020

Funding In North Africa Egyptian Fintech Startup NowPay Raises $2.1 million Seed From Top Investors Cairo-based fintech NowPay has secured $2.1 million in a seed round co-led by Foundation Ventures and Endure Capital, with the participation of investors from the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, and Egypt, the startup announced in a statement. Read more Funding In West Africa Nigerian Digital Lending Platform Evolve Credit Raises $25k From Microtraction Nigerian early stage investor, Microtraction, has announced its investment in Evolve Credit, a loan marketplace where people can compare loan offers from different lending institutions. Read more Call For Application & Other Web-Events Motivating Trends: Building Small-Business Resiliency In A Pandemic Six months...

Motivating Trends: Building Small-Business Resiliency In A Pandemic

Covid-19 turned the world upside-down in March and businesses of all sizes were presented with never-before-seen-challenges. The way we work, sell, service and market to customers has forever changed. Six months later, how are growing small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) handling the new economy? Join us for a free webinar, Motivating Trends: Building Small-Business Resiliency in a Pandemic, to find out. During this live conversation, we’ll uncover data-backed insights and strategies from new research gleaned from more than 2,000 SMB leaders from around the world. Read also: How To Perfect Your Fintech Story And Close Your Next Funding Round Journalist and CultureBanx CEO Kori Hale will interview renowned keynote speaker, futurist, award-winning author, and Global Innovation...

Nigerian Digital Lending Platform Evolve Credit Raises $25k From Microtraction

Nigerian early stage investor, Microtraction, has announced its investment in Evolve Credit, a loan marketplace where people can compare loan offers from different lending institutions. Here Is What You Need To Know The total amount involved in this investment is $25,000 investment. Microtraction will correspondingly acquire 7% stake in Evolve Credit. This is Microtraction’s second investment this year after recently changing its terms of engagement in March 2020. In April this year, Microtraction invested in Gradely, a Nigerian ed-tech startup that applies artificial intelligence (AI) to improve learning outcomes in schools. Read also: Easy Solar Raises US$5m To Enhance Access To Clean Energy In West Africa A Look At What Evolve Credit Does On the Evolve Credit platform, Nigerians...

Egyptian Fintech Startup NowPay Raises $2.1 million Seed From Top Investors

Cairo-based fintech NowPay has secured $2.1 million in a seed round co-led by Foundation Ventures and Endure Capital, with the participation of investors from the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, and Egypt, the startup announced in a statement. Read also: Vantage Capital Acquires Minority Stake In Moroccan Hospital Group, CIM Santé “During the peak of Covid-19 lockdowns, we are proud to have well-known and eminent investors back us, signaling trust in our business concept and our team,” said co-founder, Mostafa Ashou. “Saving, spending, budgeting, and borrowing, are our four pillars of financial wellness. Financial stress plays a major role as a top distraction for employees. NowPay...

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