Africa Business Central
Video: What does the future look like for Airbnb in Africa?
As leisure and business travel across Africa increased steadily the last few years, companies like Airbnb looked to countries like Nigeria and South Africa for growth.
Three of Africa’s digitization innovators to buy and hold
“Remote” consumption, implicit in digitization, telemedicine, and video gaming, is replacing “social” consumption such as travel and other out-of-home activities. Exceptional, structural growth companies are leading the way in responding to this “new normal” of consumer behavior.
WorldRemit to acquire Africa-focused remittance company Sendwave
Digital, global cross-border payments company WorldRemit announced it has agreed to acquire Sendwave, a rapidly growing app-based remittance company in a cash and stock transaction that is expected to close, subject to licensing and regulatory approvals, in Q4 2020.
Entrepreneurship can come out of necessity or innovation: Kolawole Olajide, Co-Founder, Bridge Labs
Entrepreuneurship is gaining more traction across the African continent as more and more youth are looking to start their own business.
In conversation with Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOne: TechPoint
On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, MainOne celebrated its 10th anniversary. The occasion was a notable one for MainOne, and for several tech companies that have benefited from the Internet capacity it has helped build.
Silicon Valley has deep pockets for African startups – if you’re not African
“The yardstick used to judge African founders is really different. Most of the investors are white, so having a white founder on your team helps,” says Jesse Ghansah
Now is the time to invest in Africa’s creative industries
Despite the effects of COVID-19, Africa’s young creative industries remain ripe for investment opportunities. African music, film, and fashion continue to gain global popularity.
Andela engineering-as-a-service to go fully-remote and double talent pool with pan-African expansion
Global tech network Andela to expand access to all African engineers.
African payment startup Chipper Cash raises $13.8M Series A
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.