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Tom Jackson, 2/24/2020
Sustainable and effective cold chains are crucial for the transportation of food and medicine, but in many parts of rural Africa they have been sorely lacking. Tackling this issue is Nigerian startup Gricd, which is using solar power and the Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure effective refrigeration.
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The Staff, 2/10/2020
Ethiopian startup Gebeya has raised $2 million in a funding round co-led by Orange Digital Ventures and Partech and also including Consonance Investment Managers.
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The Staff, 1/23/2020
Africa's fintech sector was the most popular among investors in 2019 with 77 African fintech startups raising a combined US$107 million during the year. This is according to the annual African Tech Startups Funding Report 2019 released by startup news and research portal Disrupt Africa
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Tom Jackson, 1/21/2020
Last year was a busy one for Nigerian startup OneFi , which secured funding, made an acquisition, rebranded its core product, and expanded into new verticals -- all of this as it refashions itself as a fully digital bank.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/27/2019
Financial services, manufacturing and logistics are going to be the next industries to be hit by disruptive technologies. This is the view of Herman Singh, founder and CEO of Future Advisory, a global professional advisory business and investment firm.
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Tom Jackson, 12/23/2019
Companies labelled a "hot startup" aren't usually more than ten years old, but the reinvention of South African company biNu in 2016, and the impact it is having on Internet accessibility, makes it worthy of the title.
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Tom Jackson, 11/28/2019
Egyptian artificial intelligence (AI) company Synapse Analytics has witnessed impressive growth since its launch in 2018, helping a host of companies leverage data to offer better products and learn more about their customers.
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Tom Jackson, 11/4/2019
The cost of mobile data in South Africa is high compared to a lot of its African counterparts, but a new startup on the block has a plan to solve the problem. Basically, it involves scrapping voice and SMS.
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Connecting Africa, 10/28/2019
French telecoms group Orange has opened its second Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East, with plans for three more by the end of this year.
AfricaCom Perspectives, 2/25/2020
The largest population growth globally is happening in Africa and innovation in agriculture is, without a doubt, an important tool to tackle food security for the rapidly growing population.
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