Google has awarded fifty African tech startups equity-free funding for Startups through its US$3 million Black Founders Fund Africa.
eamApt’s Women in Tech Internship Program is designed to foster opportunities for women in tech in Nigeria; providing a path for women to harness their skills and garner quality experience from experts in the industry that will help advance their careers.
Applications for the third edition of the Impact Investors Foundation (IIF) Annual Deal Summit and the preparatory Investment Readiness
Accelerator is open. The program provides assistance for business development necessary to
scale ventures making an impact and also inclusive business companies while linking them with investors.
Chekkit Technologies have closed a pre-seed funding round of $500,000 with several notable investors coming on board. Joining this investment round are Launch Africa, Japan Strategic capital, Blockchain Founders Fund, and two syndicate groups of angel investors. Completing the funding is a grant from the Orange Corners program. The vision of Chekkit has always been to save lives by becoming the leading product authentication and distribution tracking solution around the globe.
Applications have opened for entries from all start-ups and developers in any of Africa’s 54 countries and global Africa-centered Fintechs. The pan-African banking group, Ecobank group, is inviting African Fintech entrepreneurs to join the Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2021.
MTN Nigeria, the largest mobile telecoms company in Nigeria, has appointed Adia Sowho as the Chief Marketing Officer and Shoyinka Shodunke as the Chief Information Officer of the company.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] and Harvard University have announced a major transition for edX, the nonprofit organization they launched in 2012 to provide an open online platform for university courses: edX’s assets are to be acquired by the publicly-traded education technology company 2U, and reorganized as a public benefit company under the 2U umbrella.
One of Africa’s largest e-commerce platforms, Jiji has acquired cars45, an online marketplace for people to buy, sell or swap used cars. This is part of Jiji’s plan Jiji to explore a different business model from classified for the first time since its launch in 2014. This transaction will be the first of its kind since 2014 that Jiji will explore a business outside its usual classifieds model, which has brought it profitability according to the company.
Agrific, is a business to consumer platform that connects producers and off-takers with a platform that facilitates a fair exchange of value. Agrific platform helps local farmers and major processors create relationships by aggregating goods while paying attention to the buyers’ specific needs.
Bankly, a Nigerian Fintech startup digitizing cash for the unbanked, has announced that it has closed a $2 million seed round.Tomilola Adejana and Frederick Adams founded Bankly in 2018.