Andela, which builds engineering teams tapping African talent, goes fully-remote and opens to the...

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working has become the name of the game for knowledge workers in the tech industry. Today, a startup that was an early mover on the...

“Africa” by Toto performed entirely on electrical zaps from Tesla Coils / Boing Boing

There's no way to explain this any better the creator, Franzoli Electronics, explains it in the description: The main loud music really comes from the tesla coil sparks. They are...

Could developing renewable energy micro-grids make Energicity Africa’s utility of the future? – TechCrunch

When Nicole Poindexter left the energy efficiency focused startup, Opower a few months after the company’s public offering, she wasn’t sure what would come next. At the time, in 2014, the renewable energy...

African payment startup Chipper Cash raises $13.8M Series A – TechCrunch

African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has closed a $13.8 million Series A funding round led by Deciens Capital and plans to hire 30 new staff globally. The raise caps an event filled run for...

Uber Africa launches Uber Cash with Flutterwave and explores EVs – TechCrunch

Uber is launching its Uber Cash digital wallet feature in Sub-Saharan Africa through a partnership with San Francisco based — Nigerian founded — fintech firm Flutterwave. The arrangement will allow riders to top...

DHL invests in MallforAfrica, Zipline launches in US, Novastar raises $200M – TechCrunch

Events in May offered support to the thesis that Africa can incubate tech with global application. Two startups that developed their business models on the continent — MallforAfrica and Zipline — were tapped...

Zipline begins US medical delivery with UAV program honed in Africa – TechCrunch

Drones are being deployed in the fight to curb COVID-19 in the U.S. Novant Health and California based UAV delivery startup Zipline have launched distribution of personal protective gear and medical equipment in North...

Kenya’s Apollo Agriculture raises $6M Series A led by Anthemis – TechCrunch

Apollo Agriculture believes it can attain profits by helping Kenya’s smallholder farmers maximize theirs. That’s the mission of the Nairobi based startup that raised $6 million in Series A funding led by...

Opera’s OPay still plans Africa expansion on Nigerian super app – TechCrunch

Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay remains committed to building a multi-service super app in Nigeria as the foundation to expand on the continent. OPay also continues to operate ORide for limited passenger...

Novastar Ventures becomes $200M African VC fund after $108M raise – TechCrunch

African startups have another $100 million in VC to pitch for after Novastar Ventures’ latest raise. The Nairobi and Lagos based investment group announced it has closed $108 million in new commitments to launch...
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