african startups

After initially defying the global slowdown, African startups’ first quarter venture results fall

Let’s talk venture results, unique issues to the African startup scene, and look ahead to see if we can spy any good news on the horizon.

Payday wants to power the future of work for Africa with $3M seed led by Moniepoint Inc

Payday, a Techstars-backed neobank issuing global accounts to Africans and the diaspora, has raised funding in a round led by African soonicorn Moniepoint.

Rwazi to scale its market intelligence platform backed by $4 million seed funding

Rwazi provides market insights backed by verified data collected directly from consumers, who use a web or mobile app to log their purchases.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Africa investor survey, biz model basics, video marketing tactics

If your marketing plan doesn’t include TikTok, YouTube Shorts or Instagram Reels, well, can you really call it a marketing plan?

After a record 2022, 8 investors explain why it’s ‘still just Day 1’ for Africa’s startup ecosystem

What drove Africa's record deal volumes when the rest of the world was reining back the enthusiasm of 2021? We polled a few investors to find out.

Treepz founder Onyeka Akumah on how to succeed in transportation tech

We caught up with Treepz co-founder and CEO Onyeka Akumah, whom we first interviewed a year ago, to check in on the African startup's progress.

Hey, look, some startups are still raising money

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

Africa’s startup market is bucking the global slowdown

Data indicates that Africa is not only posting year-over-year gains in venture capital fundraising, it could also be on track for a record year.

The hottest fintech market you aren’t paying attention to

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For our Wednesday show this week, Natasha and Alex and Danny had

The global inequity in venture financing is staggering

I am surprised that more VCs aren't investing in Africa. It smells like investing arbitrage. The pandemic has ripped the Band-Aid off investing via Zoom, making Africa is precisely as close to your in

African technology training program Andela to invest in its graduates’ startups

Andela, a company working to bring the top 1% of African tech talent to engineering teams in need of capable, skilled developers, will eventually invest in the startups from those who complete its fo