Collins Cheche

Collins Cheche

About Author

An Arsenal man through and through; Collins enjoys writing during the week and bartending on weekends. He is currently thinking of ways to improve his 4.21 Uber rating. He is also a Co-founder of a start-up and has ambitions of meeting Denzel Washington. Get in touch with him at [email protected]

Can Uber Survive USD 175 Mn Taxify Assault?

In recent months, Uber has faced a great deal with leadership changes, unresolved legal battles, lost traction in major territories

VivaTech USD 76 Mn Announcement For African Startups – Four Reasons Why They Get This Attention

As the youngest French President to inherit the hot seat, Macron has not only brought in revitalized energy and modernity

South Africa’s HearX Set To Usher In A ‘Lifetime Of Music’ With dbTrack

A partnership between HearX and Listen Longer promises to bring digital solutions for prevention, detection, and intervention in hearing health


Nigeria’s InsurTech Startup CompareIN Ltd Wins VentureClash Contest

Standing out in a group of 50 applications may actually feel more like a win than the USD 150 k

Tumultuous Week For Golix Ends In Triumph

After being instructed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to cease its operations, Golix has won an enormous victory after

Google Drives Social Innovation With USD 6 Mn Grants

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced USD 6 Mn in grants to NGOs spread across, East, South and West Africa as

Uber Launches Digital Data Sharing In Kenya

In keeping with the shared Mobility Principals for Livable Cities signed by 15 of the world’s most influential transport tech

Little Rides On The Move To Uganda And Nigeria

Little Rides is all set to expand its reach in East & West Africa with proposed moves towards Uganda and

GreenFingers Mobile Raises Second Round Of Funding And Brings On A New CEO

Having been on the periphery of the South African startup ecosystem, Agritech is starting to come to the fore. South

SA’s GoMetro Launches New App To Tide Over Daily Commuting Woes

What do you get when you combine an eclectic group of entrepreneurs, investors and transport planners in a room? The

Golix ICO Unscathed By Zimbabwe’s Reserve Bank Announcement

In light of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s announcement to stop banks and other financial institutions from facilitating any virtual

Zimbabwe Reserve Bank Follows India’s Lead In Banning Cryptocurrency

Zimbabwe’s Reserve Bank governor, John Mangudya has announced that the Central Bank is not licensed to trade in virtual currency

Cellulant Secures A Big Ticket Series C Round, Netting USD 47.5 Mn From The Rise Fund

Digital payments provider Cellulant has raised a Series C round of funding from TPG Growth’s Rise Fund. With a reach

After Zimbabwe, South Africa Is Set To Unveil Its Crypto ATM

The first of its kind in the country, Johannesburg will soon be home to the country’s first cryptocurrency ATM. This

Nigeria’s Co-creation Hub Handpicks 4 Startups To Join Its 2018 Incubation Program

Out of a 500-strong application pool, four startups have been hand picked by Co-creation Hub to take part in its

Facebook Just Created Its Blockchain Unit, What Does It Mean For Africa?

Blockchain is widely recognized for its use in “cryptocurrency,” but the digital ledger technology is far more than that. It

Braced For Growth: Top Women Execs Join Zoona Board

  Zoona has strengthened its Board with the addition of two new non-executive Directors: Shirley Maltz, Group CEO of Homechoice

Naspers Collects USD 2.2 Bn In Indian E-Comm Startup Flipkart Sale

Global internet and entertainment group Naspers has today announced the sale of its stake in Indian e-commerce company Flipkart to

South Africa’s IoT Startup Sensor Networks Secures USD 1 Mn

South Africa based IoT platform Sensor Networks has secured another round of funding with UDS 1.03 Mn. This round of

Uber and Careem Protected By New Egyptian Legislation

In March, Uber and Careem had reason to set aside their competition when both ride-hailing companies were barred from operating

Nigeria’s Cars45 May Benefit From FCG’s USD 41 Mn Series B Round

Frontier Car Group has secured a successful Series B round of funding that will see the Berlin-based car-trading business narrow

Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry To Partner With E4Impact Foundation In A Bid To Boost Entrepreneurship

Kenya’s National Chamber of Commerce & Industry has committed to a five-year partnership with the E4Impact Foundation in a bid

Nairobi’s iHub Selects Five Startups To Join Accelerator Program

Out of 180 applicants, five start-ups have been chosen by iHub to participate in the iFellowship Acceleration program. The iFellowship

Mastercard And Unilever Announced A Strategic Partnership To Facilitate Credit Availability For Micro-Entrepreneurs

After successful trials in Kenya, Mastercard and Unilever have announced an expansion of their strategic alliance to help micro-entrepreneurs in

Canada’s 1001 Squared Acquires Nigeria’s Chatbot Directory QuickHelp

Nigerian SMS/Chatbot based directory, QuickHelp, which primarily functions as a free community-based business locator built with SMS and Chatbot technologies,

Wuzzuf And Forasna Set To Benefit From BasharSoft’s USD 6 Mn Fundraise

Egypt based recruitment platforms Forasna and Wuzzuf have secured a Series B round of funding to the tune of USD

VentureClash Set To Launch In Nigerian Shores – Winner To Grab USD 150 K

Early stage investment firm Connecticut Innovations has launched a USD 5 Mn investment contest to attract some of the brightest

Kenya’s Safaricom Continues To Widen The Gap For Fintech Players With Bonga Release

East Africa’s largest telecommunications company Safaricom has announced that it will be launching its new “Bonga” platform to 600 beta

Cape Town’s CiTi And CPGR Partner To Launch Pan African Biotech Incubator- OneBio

The South African biotech ecosystem is set to benefit from a newly signed partnership between The Cape Innovation and Technology

AfricaArena Announces The 2018 World Tour To Introduce Top Startup Talent To Global Investors

Wesgro & Silicon Cape have announced that they will be hosting the AfricArena 2018 International Africa Tech Conference in Cape Town