YuLife picks up $120M at an $800M valuation for gamified, wellness-focused life insurance
YuLife originally made a name for itself in its home market of the U.K. for its new approach to the provisioning of life insurance: Yes, sell a policy that provides financial security to your people i
Circa wants to make first-of-the-month rent payments obsolete
Renters can choose their payment method, split up payments and schedule the payments, all while having flexibility should income become a problem.
Visualizing the slave insurance industry
Fearful of not getting their money's worth from their slaves, owners would sometimes take out insurance policies on them. In the 1800s, for example, some slave-owners who rented out their slaves wo
Africa Roundup: More VC to Jumia’s parent, Konga Launches Nigeria’s PayPal, M-Kopa Solar lights homes with M-Pesa
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Africa Roundup: Goldman backs startup African Internet Group to become continent’s 1st unicorn
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Rocket Internet’s Africa Internet Group raises $326M from Goldman Sachs and others
Fresh from pulling in $83 million from European insurance giant AXA last month, Africa Internet Group (AIG) -- the Rocket Internet-backed company behind e-commerce site Jumia -- has announced that it
UTStarcom offloads its handset division
We don’t really hear much about Audiovox UTStarcom these days. In all the time I’ve spent staring at other peoples phones, I’ve come across but a handful of UTStarcom handsets. Am I