Tag "Africa"

Top 9 Upcoming Fintech Events in Africa

Fintech in Africa has witnessed significant growth and dynamism in recent years, driven by a combination of favorable demographic, economic and technological factors. Between 2017, the number of fintech startups active in the continent increased by 125.2% to reach 678

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Fintech Dominates Africa Startup Funding and Unicorn Club

In Africa, fintech maintains its position as the most dynamic and fastest-growing startup segment, attracting the lion’s share in startup funding and dominating other categories in terms of unicorn count, new reports by local media and information services platforms show.

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Fintech Retains Crown as Investors’ Favorite Startup Sector in Africa

In 2022, fintech remained the most funded startup sector in Africa, accounting for 39% of all equity funding (US$1.9 billion) and 45% of the total debt volume (US$691 million), data from venture capital (VC) firm Partech show. The figures were

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Top 8 Most Well-Funded Fintechs in Africa

Africa’s fintech sector is booming, fueled by soaring venture capital (VC) funding activity, rising adoption of digital financial services among both consumers and businesses, and increasing efforts from governments to improve financial inclusion. Between 2020 and 2021, the number of

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Blockchain Venture Funding, Crypto Adoption Skyrocket in Africa

Africa is emerging into one of the world’s fastest-growing cryptocurrency markets, driven by strong funding activity, favorable market conditions, and booming trading volumes, according to a new report by Swiss blockchain-focused investment firm CV VC. Released earlier this month, the

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African Fintech Startups Raised New Record of US$2B in 2021

In 2021, African fintech startups raised a new all-time high of US$2 billion, surpassing the previous record of US$773 million raised in 2018 by 159% and overshadowing 2020’s figure of US$230 million by a staggering X8, new data from Crunchbase

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Fintech Attracts Lion’s Share of 2020 African Tech Funding

Fintech funding in Africa jumped 49.3% in 2020 to US$160 million. The amount was raised by 99 fintech startups, making fintech the dominant tech sector of 2020, a new report by regional startup news and research portal Disrupt Africa found.

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Salt Telco’s Fintech Arm Tackles Micro Lending in Africa—And Potentially Europe

Peer to Peer (P2P) Lending Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 51.5% from 2016 to 2022, to reach $460,312 million by 2022. With a decade’s experience handling mobile money solutions under their belt, a thoughtful and agile expansion

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