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Africa-Focused Fintech Pngme Gathers US$15 Million Series A

Africa-focused fintech Pngme has secured US$15 million in Series A round of funding, the San Francisco- and Sub-Saharan Africa-based company has announced. The funding comes within a year of the startup’s US$3 million seed round. London-based VC fund Octopus Ventures

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More Winners Added to The Search Africa by ADGM

After its first stop of The Search – Africa, the global startup roadshow by the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) moved across the UK and Central Europe, before returning for its second leg in Africa. This second edition featured six

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CapitalSage Technology Picks Up U$4 Million Debt for Expansion

Nigeria-based CapitalSage Technology has raised NGN 2.2 billion, or U$4 million, in debt funding, the company announced. The financing was raised in a Series 1 Private Company issuance with a 365-day tenor, under the company’s NGN 10 billion programme. It

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dopay Acquires Banking Licence Through Bank ABC Egypt

Payments fintech dopay has secured a banking agent licence from Bank ABC Egypt for a virtual banking platform, a statement from the company said. The collaboration will allow dopay to offer its B2B payment and banking platform for SMEs and

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Nigerian Car Financing Fintech Raised US$23 Million Series A

Nigeria-headquartered mobility fintech startup Moove has raised a Series A round of US$23 million, according to a statement. Speedinvest and Left Lane Capital led the round. Meanwhile, a number of participating investors also pitched in, including UAE-based KAAF Investments and

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QIA Infuses US$200 Million Into Airtel Africa’s Mobile Money Business

Airtel Africa’s mobile money business  has amassed US$200 million for its Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (AMC BV) from Qatar Holding, Airtel Africa announced. Qatar Holding is an affiliate business of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Of the total investment amount, US$150

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Naspers Invests South African Insurtech Startup Naked

South African AI-based insurtech company Naked has clinched an investment of US$11 million, the company announced today. The investment was led by Naspers’ early stage investment fund Naspers Foundry, which committed US$8.3 million to the round. The round also saw

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Meet The Winners Of The Search – Africa Stop By ADGM

The African fintech space is undergoing a phase of radical growth, as speakers at The Search – Africa Stop 1 highlighted. Africa is at the epicenter of a fintech evolution. What started as a burst of growth in payments tech,

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Cairo Credit Management Platform CreditFins Raises Pre-Seed Funding

Cairo-based CreditFins, a credit card management fintech, has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-seed funding, the company announced. The round was led by Flat6Labs, AUC Angels, TA Telecom Holding, and other strategic tech angel investors, the company said. Meanwhile, CreditFins

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South Africa’s Yoco Secures US$83 Million To Scale Its Financial Ecosystem

Yoco, a payments and software company from South Africa, has raised US$83 million in a Series C funding round, the company announced in a statement. With the funding, Yoco’s total capital pool now stands at US$107 million. The company noted

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