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African financial technology startups move beyond payment services – TechCrunch

African financial technology startups move beyond payment services – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups as future clients If mobile money was the first phase in the development of digital finance in Africa, …

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Flutterwave and Ventures Platform CEOs will join us at Startup Battlefield Africa – TechCrunch

Flutterwave and Ventures Platform CEOs will join us at Startup Battlefield Africa – TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is returning to Africa this December. TechCrunch will be hitting Lagos, Nigeria, bringing with it our Battlefield competition and a day’s worth of panel discussions, focused on topics facing the city’s startup scene. Iyin …

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Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC – TechCrunch

Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups as future clients Nigerian digital payments startup Paga is gearing up for international expansion with a $10 million round …

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We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA, here are the startups and agenda – TechCrunch

We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA, here are the startups and agenda – TechCrunch We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA here in Beirut, where 15 startups will be taking the stage, along with speakers from Facebook (our partner on the event through its FB Start program), Instabug, Eventus, Wuzzuf, Careem …

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How a Ugandan Prince and an Crypto startup are planning an African revolution – TechCrunch

How a Ugandan Prince and an Crypto startup are planning an African revolution – TechCrunch Crypto and blockchain enthusiasts have been railing for years against the centralized world of banks, but many have been doing so from the privileged vantage point of developed countries. But what if blockchain technology turned …

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UN Food Program to Expand Blockchain Testing to African Supply Chain

UN Food Program to Expand Blockchain Testing to African Supply Chain The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is expanding its blockchain testing from refugee aid in the Middle East to supply chain management in Africa. Following the agency’s well-publicized pilot of an ethereum-based system for cash transfers in Jordanian …

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Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class – TechCrunch

Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class – TechCrunch Alchemist is the Valley’s premiere enterprise accelerator and every season they feature a group of promising startups. They are also trying something new this year: they’re putting a reserve button next to each company, allowing angels to express their interest …

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Hear about the keys to local investing at Startup Battlefield Africa with Omobola Johnson and Lexi Novitske – TechCrunch

Hear about the keys to local investing at Startup Battlefield Africa with Omobola Johnson and Lexi Novitske – TechCrunch Omobola Johnson (Image: Flickr/World Economic Forum under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is returning to Africa in December, this time in Lagos, Nigeria. We will have a day-long program …

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AI can protect elephants from poachers — here’s how

AI can protect elephants from poachers — here’s how A project by the USA’s Cornell University has been using Artificial Intelligence to help with protecting elephants in Afrika against poaching. Named the Elephant Listening Project (ELP), the initiative tracks elephant herds across the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo. The tracking of …

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