Byld Ventures, a $15M fund, backs fintechs in Africa
Two years before Youcef Oudjidane co-founded Sudanese fintech Bloom after failing to find startups tackling currency depreciation in Africa to invest in, he was the managing partner and head of EMEA (
Disney+ rolls out to 16 more markets across the Middle East and North Africa
This week, the Walt Disney Company continues to gain ground in the global streaming market as it launches Disney+ in 16 markets across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This follows the launch
Tunisian edtech startup GOMYCODE raises $8M to expand across Africa and the Middle East
Yahya Bouhlel started coding in his early teens. Within this timeline, he interned at several companies in Palo Alto, California. Most of his work revolved around building apps and iPhone games. When
Egypt’s Mylerz raises $9.6M for its e-commerce fulfillment service, eyes Africa-wide growth
Mylerz, a Cairo-based e-commerce fulfillment startup, plans to enter three new markets in North Africa and expand across Egypt over the next three months against the backdrop of the $9.6 million fundi
The latest list of YC-backed companies worth over $150M is the most geographically diverse yet
In 2018, Y Combinator released its first mega list of the top companies valued at $150 million or more that have gone through the accelerator. Over the past four years, it’s updated the list to ref
Jumia reports 30% growth in value of goods sold on its platform during Black Friday season this year
E-commerce in Africa is growing fast and its potential remains enormous as more people get connected to the internet. Across sub-Saharan Africa 303 million people, about 28% of the population, are con
Algeria’s Yassir picks up $30M to build a super app in North Africa
Yassir, an Algerian startup that provides on-demand services such as ride-hailing and last-mile delivery, has raised a $30 million Series A round. The investment came from a long list of VCs and angel
Nigeria’s Termii raises $1.4M seed led by Future Africa and Kepple Africa Ventures
Ideally, it is expected of every business to reach its customers effectively. However, that’s not the case, as limiting factors that hinder proper digital communication come into play at differ
Facebook’s latest account purge exposes Africa’s misinformation problem
Facebook last week purged a network of hundreds of pages, groups and Instagram accounts it labeled as producing “coordinated inauthentic behavior” toward Africa. The activity originated in Israel
Facebook is not equipped to stop the spread of authoritarianism
Facebook isn't responsible for government decisions to clamp down on free expression. But the question remains: How can companies stop assisting authoritarian governments, inadvertently or otherwise?
Will Algeria use technology to win the World Cup?
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