startups

Sep
08
Africa's largest fintech app hits 50M active users; 500K businesses transact more than $7B every month

Africa's largest fintech app hits 50M active users; 500K businesses transact more than $7B every month

Welcome to The Draft, a Techloy weekly series that highlights the most interesting business and financial stories in the technology
7 min read
Aug
06
Decagon is piloting merit-based loan financing for tech talents in Nigeria

Decagon is piloting merit-based loan financing for tech talents in Nigeria

The edtech company is definitely up to something here. It seems as if the company is saying: we are not just another tech talent accelerator. By Loy Okezie, Techloy Editor.
2 min read
Aug
02
UK-based fintech startup Sendit wants to fix remittance inequality across the world

UK-based fintech startup Sendit wants to fix remittance inequality across the world

For years, people living in developed countries have enjoyed low money transfer fees when sending funds to their families and friends in developing countries.
1 min read
Jul
27
South African insurtech startup Ctrl secures $2.3 million

South African insurtech startup Ctrl secures $2.3 million

Digital insurance advice platform, @Ctrl_Advisor, which provides an insurance marketplace that connects consumers, brokers and insurers, has secured a
Jul
27
South African fintech startup, Pineapple raises $3.4 million

South African fintech startup, Pineapple raises $3.4 million

South African fintech startup, Pineapple has raised R80 million ($3.4 million) in Series A funding to expand further into
Jul
27
South Africa's Yoco raises $83 million

South Africa's Yoco raises $83 million

South Africa's Yoco says it has raised a Series C funding round of $83 million (R1.23 billion) to accelerate
Jul
14
ChartBox: Global consumer spending in mobile apps reached $65 billion in H1 2021

ChartBox: Global consumer spending in mobile apps reached $65 billion in H1 2021

ChartBox is a Techloy series tracking the data behind the news in business, entertainment, startups, technology, and more. Curated by the Techloy News team.
3 min read
Jul
13
Ex-SafeBoda Nigeria Country Lead, Joins Kenya's M-KOPA

Ex-SafeBoda Nigeria Country Lead, Joins Kenya's M-KOPA

Ugandan ride-hailing company SafeBoda's Country Lead for Nigeria, Babajide Duroshola, says he has left the company to join Kenya's M-KOPA,
Jul
13
Payment company, Flutterwave appoints Regulatory lead

Payment company, Flutterwave appoints Regulatory lead

Africa-focused payments company, Flutterwave has appointed former MTN, Visa, and IHS Tower regulatory affairs specialist, Bankole Falade, as its new
Jul
07
Nigerian fintech, Lidya secures $8.3 million in a pre-Series B round

Nigerian fintech, Lidya secures $8.3 million in a pre-Series B round

Nigerian lending startup, Lidya says it has secured $8.3 million in a pre-Series B funding round led by Alitheia Capital via its uMunthu Fund, bringing its total funds raised to $16.5 million to date.
1 min read