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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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Momentum Continues in Nigeria’s Fintech Ecosystem

In 2021, the momentum in Nigeria’s fintech ecosystem continued, driven by a blooming local startup scene, significant growth amongst large, established players, and a dynamic funding landscape. Fintech was investors’ favored tech sector last year. They injected a whopping US$800

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Tanzanian Fintechs Struggle With Unclear Regulation, Limited Funding, Lack of Talent

Although the fintech ecosystem in Tanzania has developed rapidly over the past decade, it remains nevertheless small and nascent with just 33 pure fintech players identified. Out of these companies, only 36% have managed to secure seed funding or growth

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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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Booming Nigerian Fintech Sector Could See Revenues Reach US$543M by 2022

Fintech revenues in Nigeria are projected to reach an estimated US$543 million by 2022, driven by increasing smartphone penetration and a large population of unbanked eager to adopt digital financial services, according to a new report by the Economist Intelligence

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