The Funding Conundrum: Why Seeking External Funds Might Not Be a Good Idea For Startups

There is a lot of fuss around the subject of raising funding and its importance to a startup’s chances of

Kenya’s Netwookie Secures Investment From GreenTec Capital

Netwookie; a Kenyan and French startup that is in the business of helping users find professionals and service providers in

Kenya’s Novastar Ventures Raises USD 72.5 Mn For Its Second Fund

With the support of existing investors, Kenya-based VC fund manager, Novastar Ventures, has announced the closure of its second fund

AlphaCode Rewards Eight Fintech Startups With Funding Worth USD 1 Mn

A total of eight fintech startups have won a cumulative sum of USD 1.1 Mn in funding, as well as


GSMA Announces USD 391 K Innovation Fund For Rural Connectivity For Ugandan And Ghanaian Startups

African startups in both Uganda and Ghana whose products are built around fostering connectivity in rural communities have cause to

South African Insurtech Startup Simply Raises Investment From Yellowwoods

Simply Financial Services; a South African insurtech startup that is looking to disrupt the life insurance mass-market in the country,

Egyptian Startup HitchHiker Secures USD 200 K Investment From Angel Investors

HitchHiker; a Cairo-based international Peer-to-Peer (P2P) shipping platform, has raised investment worth USD 200 K from a network of angel

South African Insurtech Startup Click2Sure Secures Investment From Greenlight

Click2Sure; a South African insurtech startup that was the creation of two former Naspers executives, has secured investment of an

Zambian Fintech Startup Zoona Secures Investment From Rippleworks

Zoona; a financial services company that uses technology to empower entrepreneurs to provide digital financial service products, has secured investment

South Africa’s The Sun Exchange Secures USD 500 K Seed Investment From Alphabit

The Sun Exchange; a South Africa-based solar micro-leasing marketplace that is based on blockchain technology, has announced raising USD 500