Nayantara Jha

Nayantara Jha

About Author

Nayantara Jha is the Managing Editor and Co-Founder of WeeTracker. Having worked extensively in Media & Communication field, she wants to use her experience in being the voice of startups. She is passionate about content, story-telling, and profits. If not writing, she can be found gardening or cooking. She likes reading spooky stories in her free time and is an ardent believer in ‘karma.’ If you are a startup in Africa and feel the need to be heard, don’t hesitate to drop her an email at [email protected]

There Is A Big Misconception In Africa That If You Are A Tech Startup, You Need VC Money – Says Investor Zachariah George

Zachariah George is a well-known personality of the African startup Landscape, but for those who are yet to know him,

Why Africa Does Not Need Unnecessary Opinions, But Proper Fact-Checking [Opinion]

Africa is shining, Period. So, there has been a lot of exchange on social media about the recent reports on

The Curious Case Of South African E-Comm Builder: Silvertree Internet Holdings

The recent shutdown of the much-transacted startup DealDey that had not just a celebrated founder but an experienced team to


SA Startup WhereIsMyTransport Secures USD 1.8 Mn As Part Of Series A Round

London and Cape Town-based WhereIsMyTransport, a public transport data and technology company, has secured an additional USD 1.8 Mn from

Ghanaian Transportation Startup MAZA Comes To A Halt After Three Years Of Operations

The year 2018 had impressive numbers for African early and growth stage companies, where cumulatively they raised USD 725.6 Mn.

South Africa’s Naspers Leads USD 1 Bn Round In Indian FoodTech Startup Swiggy

Just three days after announcing its big round in India’s Edtech startup Byju’s; Naspers today announced another investment in yet another

Entrepreneurs Should Look At Acquisitions As Success: mSurvey Co-founder Louis Majanja

Anyone who thinks of a startup; thinks of making it big. Founders nurture their ideas to ensure that it grows

Nigerian HealthTech Startup SonoCare Secures Funding From Gray Matters Capital’s coLABS Funds

Port Harcourt-based on-demand mobile diagnostic imaging startup SonoCare has secured funding to the tune of USD 250 K from coLabs funds. The investment

Kenya’s Twiga Foods Raises USD 10 Mn In Series A

Nairobi based AgriTech Startup Twiga Foods has secured USD 10 Mn in a Series A funding round led by World

SA’s Knife Capital Invests in Pharmaceutical Temperature Monitoring Solution, PharmaScout

Cape Town-based business 5nines technologies that has developed one point solution, PharmaScout for healthcare professionals, has raised an undisclosed amount in Series

“People Thought We Would Give Up”- CEO, Zonful Energy

Young William Ponela experienced many evenings in Zimbabwe where he could not study due to lack of electricity. On many

Game-Changer: Naspers Launches USD 314 Mn Fund For South African Tech Startups

Naspers announced today, that it has launched a USD 314 Mn fund for South African technology companies. The initiative will be

Tunisia Officially Enforces Its Startup Act: Minister Anouar Maarouf Keeps His Promise

The Tunisian Startup Act has been implemented today, thereby officially becoming law and has got published in the Official Journal

JUMO Secures USD 52 Mn Led By Goldman Sachs For Expansion In Africa And Asia

South African Fintech startup JUMO today announced an equity funding round of USD 52 Mn led by Goldman Sachs. The

South African M-PoS Startup Yoco Raises USD 16 Mn In Series B Led By Partech

Cape Town-based Point of Sale payments provider Yoco has raised a Series B round of USD 16M led by Partech with participation

Catching ’em Young – Is This The New Strategy Of SA EdTech Startup SkillUp Tutors?

In what seems like a new pivot to their business model, Cape Town-based EdTech Startup SkillUp Tutors that offers parents

With Plans To Enter Gauteng And Western Cape, Sxuirrel Is All Set To Raise Its New Round

Sxuirrel, a peer-to-peer startup for storage space and parking has aggressive plans for expansion this year. Sxuirrel is an idea

South Africa’s Ride-Sharing Startup Jumpin Rides Raises USD 136 K

Cape Town-based ride-sharing startup Jumpin Rides secured  USD 136 K from various local and international business angels. The startup is

Knife Capital Opens Call For Fourth Grindstone Growth & Exit-Readiness Programme

South African venture capital firm Knife Capital announced today, that it is launching its fourth Grindstone Accelerator programme in partnership

This Duo Is Adding A New Side To South Africa’s Credit Insurance Industry

The urban life has its unique requirements, especially when loans are involved. The insurance industry which began as a group

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese Leapfrog Ventures Launches USD 4.5 Mn Fund For Sub-Saharan Africa

One of the highlight, this year so far, remains the massive funding coming in from Europe; USD 70 million fund

South African RealTech Startup HouseME Bags Another Round From Existing Shareholders

Cape Town-based proptech startup HouseME has raised a follow-up round from its core shareholders. The exact amount of investment remains undisclosed,

Brian Gitta From Uganda Claims USD 33 K Africa Prize At The Royal Academy Of Engineering

Brian Gitta from Uganda won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for his innovative product Matibabu. He would receive USD 33

This 26 Year Old From Kenya Is Churning Out Bricks From Plastic Waste

How much can you push yourself for your dreams and your conviction? When the world asks you to accept defeat

India’s Nazara Games Acquires 70% Stake in Kenyan NZ World To Capture Money Gaming Market

Headquartered in India’s Financial Capital Mumbai, Nazara Games now has plans to enthrall gamers in Africa. The company has sealed

HAVAIC Leads The First Tranche Of USD 475 K Funding In SA’s SafeTech Startup AURA

Johannesburg based AURA, a safetech startup, has secured USD 158 K from HAVAIC. The investment is part of the USD

LeBashe Investment Group Increases Its Stake In SA’s RainFin To 75%

Johannesburg based Lebashe group announced that it would increase its stake in the Peer-to-Peer lending startup RainFin, this Friday. It will

Uber Eats Acquires orderTalk Giving SA’s Knife Capital A Successful Exit

UberEats acquires Dallas based orderTalk for an undisclosed amount. So what’s the great news? Well, Cape Town-based Knife Capital just

Abidjan Based Startup Studio Janngo Raises USD 1.1 Mn Seed Funding

Janngo, a Startup Studio based out of Abidjan has raised its first funding round of USD 1.1 Mn from a

Nigeria’s AI Startup Touchabl Pictures Raises USD 20 K From GenesysTechHub

Port Harcourt based AI startup Touchabl Pictures has secured a sum of USD 20 K from Genesys Tech Hub. The pre-seed