Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey — Africa ‘Will Define’ the Future of Bitcoin

Bitcoin (BTC) will see its future “defined” by Africa, one of its best-known proponents has predicted after completing a tour of the continent. RELATED READING: TWITTER...

Fintech Investment in Africa Valued at $3 billion by 2020

Fintech investment in Africa is likely to be valued at $3 billion by 2020, with SA and Nigeria receiving a significant portion of these investments. This...

Equatorial Guinea Plans to Build a 70KM Subsea Gas Pipeline Worth US$100M

Equatorial Guinea has revealed plans to build a 70km subsea gas pipeline that will link the Alen platform with the Punta Europa petrochemical hub....

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Plans to Spend Up to 3-6 Months in Africa

Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey returned from a trip touring African startups ready to go back. He said in a Twitter post last week...

Ghana Becomes a Safe hub for Multinational Car Companies

With Toyota, Volkswagen and Nissan all planning to set up bases in the country, Ghana is becoming increasingly attractive to automotive investors. In his 2016...

Investors Pour Almost $400m into African Fintech in a Week

Investors have poured almost $400m into payments companies based in Nigeria in the past week, in a sign of how seriously venture capital firms...

Africa’s Mara Group Launches Phone Factories in Durban, Kigali

Calling them the first “Made in Africa” smartphones, the Mara Group has opened two factories this month, with a $100 million investment near Durban,...

Fourteen Years After Launching, 1Password Takes a $200M Series A

1Password has been around for 14 years, and the founders grew the company the old-fashioned way without a dime of venture capital. But when it...

Moveworks Snags $75M Series B to Resolve Help Desk Tickets With AI

Moveworks, a startup using AI to help resolve help desk tickets in an automated fashion, announced a $75 million Series B investment today. The round...

Social Network for Motherhood Peanut Raises $5M, Expands to Include Women Trying to Conceive

Peanut, an app that began its life as a match-maker for finding new mom friends but has since evolved into a social network of more than...

Indonesia’s Travelio Raises $18M in Bid Assist Tenants Rent Apartments

More than 50% of residential apartments and other real estate properties in Jakarta are currently vacant, according to official estimates. A startup that is...

Freshworks Raises $150M Series H on $3.5B Valuation

Freshworks, a company that makes a variety of business software tools, from CRM to help-desk software, announced a $150 million Series H investment today...

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