South Africa

Brazil’s EBANX to Expand Payments Solutions to South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria

Brazilian payments company EBANX announced plans to expand its operations and payments solutions outside Latin America for the first time to Africa, with a focus on South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. The three countries are said to account for 32

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World Mobile Partnership is Bringing ADA Payments to African Merchants

World Mobile Group, a global mobile network combining renewable energy with blockchain technology, partners with COTI, creator of the DJED stablecoin and ADA Pay, which allows merchants to accept ADA for their goods and services. Through the partnership, COTI brings

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Flutterwave Closes USD $250M in Series D Funding

Flutterwave  announced that it has raised USD $250 million in Series D funding, valuing the company at over $3 billion as the brand continues to transform the way Africans transact on the continent and worldwide. Flutterwave has become the highest

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The 5 Most Popular Fintech Startups in South Africa 2021

South Africa is one of the top hubs for fintech, with several fintech startups in South Africa dominating headlines in 2021. The country, known for its “clearly defined startup ecosystem with multiple players across capabilities,” sees a relatively high fintech

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Tyme Picks Up US$70 Million Series B From Tencent and CDC

Singapore-headquartered challenger bank Tyme has closed a US$180 million Series B round with fresh infusions from Tencent and CDC. The company raised US$70 million from the China-based internet giant and UK impact investor, a statement from Tyme said. Funds will

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Identity Solutions Provider Entersekt Raises Funding From Accel-KKR

Cape Town-headquartered device identity and authentication solutions provider Entersekt has bagged an investment from Accel-KKR. According to a statement, the investment from the technology-focused private equity firm will allow the company to boost hiring and expansion into new markets. “We are

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TradeDepot Secures US$110m to Scale BNPL Service to Retail SMEs

B2B ecommerce and embedded finance platform TradeDepot has raised US$110 million in a Series B equity and debt funding round. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) led the Series B. Participating investors included Novastar, Sahel Capital, CDC Group, and Endeavor Catalyst.

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6 Biggest African Fintech Hubs Take the Spotlight

African fintech hubs have grown rapidly in the past few years, leading to pockets of fintech development across the continent. According to Findexable’s Global Fintech Rankings Report, 14 of the top Middle East and African fintech hubs came from the

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South Africa’s Ozow Secures US$48m Series B

Ozow, a South Africa-based payments company, has raised US$48 million in a Series B round of funding, according to a company announcement. The round was led by Chinese Internet giant Tencent, along with participation from Endeavor Catalyst and Endeavor Harvest

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Jumo Secures US$120m to Scale Its BaaS Platform

South Africa-headquartered AI-based banking-as-a-service platform Jumo announced in a statement that it has raised US$120 million from new and existing backers. The round was led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, an investment advisory firm owned by the Johnson family,

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