Country: Rwanda

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Jumia’s Drone Delivery Dabble Is Putting A New Frontier To Test

Africa’s leading e-tailer, Jumia, announced it is rolling out a drone delivery service earlier this month after quietly trialling the operation in hard-to-reach parts of Ghana […]
September 14th, 2022
Techpoint Africa

Jumia and Zipline may succeed with drone deliveries where Amazon and DHL failed

Key takeaways:  Jumia has partnered with American robotics and logistics company Zipline to deliver daily-use items with drones. Other eCommerce companies like Amazon have made failed […]
September 9th, 2022
Techpoint Africa

Google has selected 60 African startups for its second Startups Black Founders Fund (BFF) cohort, with 23 Nigerian and 12 Kenyan grantees

Google has selected 60 African startups for the second cohort of the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund (BFF). Healthlane, Ajua, Bee, Mapha, Eversend, Norebase, Lifebank, […]
September 6th, 2022
Techpoint Africa

Kenya’s fintech startup, Pezesha, secures $11 million in pre-Series A to expand its embedded finance offering

Kenya’s fintech startup, Pezesha, has secured an $11 million pre-Series A equity-debt round and has expanded into Nigeria, Rwanda, and Francophone Africa. Women’s World Banking Capital […]
August 30th, 2022
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VC Firm Microtraction Closes First Community Fund At USD 15 Mn

VC Firm Microtraction Closes First Community Fund At USD 15 Mn Microtraction, a Lagos-based early-stage venture capital firm, has raised USD 15 Mn for the first close of its […]
August 22nd, 2022
Techpoint Africa

Africa-focused startup, Koolboks, secures a $2.5 million seed round to expand across Nigeria

Sustainable cooling startup, Koolboks, has secured $2.5 million in seed funding to expand into new markets.  The round was led by Aruwa Capital Management, with participation […]
August 18th, 2022
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Kenyan Logistics Startup Lori Systems Secures Pre-Series B Round

Kenyan Logistics Startup Lori Systems Secures Pre-Series B Round Lori Systems, a Kenyan logistics startup has secured a pre-Series B round from Google along with other […]
August 17th, 2022
Techpoint Africa

Kenyan startup, Marketforce, lays off 9% of its workforce

In July 2022, Marketforce, a Kenyan end-to-end distribution platform, reportedly laid off a significant portion of its workforce. The layoff was a part of a reorganisation […]
August 11th, 2022
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Sudanese Fintech Bloom Secures USD 6.5 Mn Seed Round

Sudanese Fintech Bloom Secures USD 6.5 Mn Seed Round Bloom, a Sudan-based fintech that offers a high-yield savings account and adjacent digital banking services, has raised […]
July 19th, 2022
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