TECHNOLOGY

Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming “fired up” after 500 Startups participation

Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming says it is “fired up” after taking part in the Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups accelerator programme and accessing US$150,000 funding, and is now striving to build the biggest agriculture-focused micro-lending platform in Africa. EZ Farming is an agricultural crowdfunding startup that allows users to lend to smallholder farmers to help them increase productivity and revenues, and earn returns in the process. … Continue reading Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming “fired up” after 500 Startups participation

Culture

African Polo Extravaganza strikes again in London

Europe’s foremost African polo event graced London for the second time today at the prestigious Ham Polo Club, hosting a glamorous crowd of polo aficionados and those celebrating the style and joie de vivre of African culture. A sea of well heeled guests, mostly head to toe in African inspired finery, proudly strutted one of the oldest polo clubs in the United Kingdom, to the … Continue reading African Polo Extravaganza strikes again in London

African Startups

10 more African countries are working towards local Startup Acts

Development of Startup Acts, entrepreneurship policies or policy visions are ongoing in at least 10 African countries as efforts continue to legislate to ensure the growth of startup ecosystems on the continent. he first specific startup law globally was passed in Italy in 2012, while Africa’s first Startup Act was passed by the Tunisian government last year. Both Senegal and Mali are also making progress towards passing startup-focused legislation. … Continue reading 10 more African countries are working towards local Startup Acts

TECH STARTUP

Berlin startup Ecoligo raises 2.5 million euros to expand solar energy service to light up Africa

Ecoligo, a Berlin-based startup which provides solar systems to commercial and industrial businesses in emerging markets, has raised 2.5 million euros from Saxovent, a clean energy project developer and investor. The startup says it will use the funds to scale up its operations in Ghana and Kenya. It will also use part of the money to expand its business in Costa Rica as well as expand … Continue reading Berlin startup Ecoligo raises 2.5 million euros to expand solar energy service to light up Africa

Business

Seekewa Uses Vouchers To Support African Farm Projects

Almost every single day there’s a startup enterprise coming out of Africa. Within the many African businesses, there are some worth highlighting and shedding light on. The following is one that uses an innovative voucher system to carry out agricultural projects in African countries. Seekewa is an online platform that allows internet users and companies to financially support small farmers in African countries via voucher … Continue reading Seekewa Uses Vouchers To Support African Farm Projects

African Startups

Nigerian fintech startups PiggyVest and Cowrywise are scaling up to become digital banks

Earlier today, users of Nigerian online savings and investment platform PiggyVest received emails introducing them to “NUBAN Account Numbers for PiggyVest”. The new feature allows users to fund their PiggyFlex accounts via a dedicated bank account number from Providus Bank. The PiggyFlex Account, launched in June 2018, is a sub-account where all interests earned on PiggyVest are paid to users. According to the mail, users can … Continue reading Nigerian fintech startups PiggyVest and Cowrywise are scaling up to become digital banks