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A look back at the year that the Sub-Saharan African startup scene found its stride

African tech in 2017 was about the normalization of market events mostly absent even a decade ago. There were acquisitions, multiple investment rounds, lots of expansion, big strategic partnerships an

Africa Roundup: ToLet Acquires JumiaHouse NG, Facebook announces NG_Hub, Interswitch IPO Update

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Afric

Online real estate startup ToLet acquires Jumia House Nigeria to create PropertyPro.Ng

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Afric

Jumia and Safaricom CEOs, Showmax and EchoVC heads top Battlefield Africa lineup

TechCrunch’s Battlefield Africa competition is set for Nairobi, Kenya on October 11. Along with 15 startups vying to become “Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup,” the event includes an

Africa Roundup: Cameroon’s #BringBackOurInternet succeeds, Nigeria’s Cars45.com raises $5M

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Afric

Nigeria’s Cars45 closes $5M round to digitize Africa’s used autos markets

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Afric

2016 Africa roundup: drone delivery, VC, unicorns, exits and Zuck

Twenty-sixteen was a pivotal year for African tech. The continent’s IT scene attracted major investment, produced its first $1 billion startup, launched a national drone delivery program, and drew o

Nigeria’s Black Friday sales test the e-commerce models of startups Jumia and Konga

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Afric

Mark Zuckerberg meets with African tech leaders on Nigerian tour

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Afric

Orange invests $85M in Africa Internet Group, Africa’s first billion dollar tech firm

There's more money for Africa Internet Group (AIG), the Rocket Internet-backed company that became Africa's first tech unicorn last month when it landed a $326 million investment at a valuation of mor

Nigerian e-commerce site, DealDey, gets acquired by Ringier

Ringier Africa Deals Group, a joint venture between Swiss Ringier Africa AG and South African Silvertree Internet Holdings Ltd., acquired Nigerian online shopping startup DealDey for an undisclosed am

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

As Its Market Grows, Nigerian E-Commerce Startup Africa Internet Group Raises $83 Million

Some of Africa’s best funded ecommerce startups just secured more capital.

Rocket Internet’s African Amazon Clone, Jumia, Extends Its Reach With Android App

Jumia, an Amazon clone for Africa backed by the Rocket Internet ecommerce startup incubator and launched last year, is pushing onto mobile with the launch of its first smartphone app. The Android app,

Summit Partners Puts $26M Into Samwer Brothers’ African Amazon Clone Jumia

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.rocketinternet.com">Rocket Internet</a>, the e-commerce startup incubator started by the Samwer Brothers, is once again ramping up its operations in emerging market