0. Kenya’s Sokowatch to expand after revenue growth

Kenyan startup Sokowatch, a mobile-based ordering and delivery network for small shops, has revealed plans to expand to Mombasa in
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Cape Town IoT startup Sensor Networks raises 4Di funding

Cape Town-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform Sensor Networks has secured funding from 4Di’s Exponential Ventures Fund. Founded by Mark
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Zambia’s BongoHive makes legal services available to startups

Zambian technology and innovation hub BongoHive has engaged legal firm Musa Dudhia & Co to make legal services accessible to
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0.With a million active users, AI nutritionist tucks into $12m funding

Tushar Vashisht was overweight when he returned to India eight years ago, after a stint as an analyst with Deutsche
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Messaging Startup Slack Is Raising $250 Million Amid Venture Investment Boom

By Heather Somerville   SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Software startup Slack Technologies Inc is raising $250 million in a new
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Giphy, the platform for all things GIF, raises $72 million in new funding

Giphy, the NY-based search engine and platform for GIFs, has raised $72 million in funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson,
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1.Kenya’s BitPesa acquires European money transfer platform

Kenyan bitcoin payments startup BitPesa has acquired Spain-based online money transfer platform TransferZero in a bid to further accelerate its
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Virgin, Vodacom and BUA Group eye former Etisalat Nigeria unit

Virgin Mobile and Vodacom, as well as BUA Group, are among companies interested in acquiring 9mobile, formerly Etisalat Nigeria, according
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A.P. Moller raises $550 million for Africa infrastructure fund, targets $1 billion in 12 months

A.P. Moller Holding, a privately-held investments company with approximately $20bn under management, has launched an Africa-focused infrastructure fund.   The
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Nigeria’s Cars45 closes $5M round to digitize Africa’s used autos markets

Africa’s startup boom is moving into the used-vehicle space. Nigeria based Cars45.com raised a $5 million Series A round from
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Nigerians would rather have a .com web address than .ng – and not just because it’s cheaper

On the internet, Nigerians are opting for more global identities through web addresses.   Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), the
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Africa’s consumer data opportunity is being tackled by startups

The Peter Drucker management aphorism, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” is a favorite of Yannick Lefang, the founder
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