SME Lending Startup Payhippo Fetches US$3m Seed Funding

Nigeria-based SME lending startup Payhippo has secured US$3 million in a seed funding round, according to a statement by the company. The round was led by a number of African founders leading some of the continent’s biggest fintech companies. They

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AFTS Cairo 2021: Africa’s Premier Fintech Event Returns this November

The sixth Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) will take place at the St. Regis hotel in Cairo, Egypt on November 16, 2021. The Summit takes place as the world heals and evolves from the COVID-19 pandemic, and as Africa’s fintech industry

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Jeff Bezos-Backed Chipper Cash Raises US$150m Series C

Pan-African cross-border payments company Chipper Cash has secured US$150 million in an extension to its Series C, TechCrunch reported. The round was led by Bahamian-based cryptocurrency exchange FTX. This is FTX’s first investment play in Africa. Participating investors included existing

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