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What we know (and don’t) about Goldman Sachs’ Africa VC investing

Goldman Sachs is investing in African tech companies. The venerable American investment bank and financial services firm has backed startups from Kenya to Nigeria and taken a significant stake in e-co

Jumia, DHL and Alibaba will face off in African e-commerce 2.0

The business of selling consumer goods and services online is a relatively young endeavor across Africa, but e-commerce is set to boom. Over the last eight years, the sector has seen its first phase o

Techstars’s new CEO on the state of the famed accelerator and what’s next for 2020

Like another famous accelerator program founded around the same time, Techstars has grown considerably since its 2006 launch in Boulder, Colorado. In fact, the brand seems to be in so many places tha

Zipline’s new $190 million funding means it’s the newest billion dollar contender in the game of drones

With a valuation of over $1 billion and $190 million in new financing, Zipline has become the latest contender to be the leader in the game of drones. The competition to be a leading vendor of deliver

Drone delivery startup Zipline launches UAV medical program in Ghana

Zipline, the San Francisco-based UAV manufacturer and logistics services provider, has launched a program in Ghana today for drone delivery of medical supplies. Working with the Ghanaian government, Z

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $6M, expands in Africa

Nigerian trucking logistics startup Kobo360 has raised $6 million to upgrade its platform and expand operations to Ghana, Togo and Cote D’Ivoire.

The innovation supply chain: How ideas traverse continents and transform economies

Realizing the true potential of any idea takes time and requires input from diverse cultures and perspectives. Technological innovation is no exception.

African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect

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 What we know (and don’t) about Goldman Sachs’ Africa

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

Zipline raises $25 million to deliver medical supplies by drone

Zipline International Inc. has raised $25 million in a Series B funding round to expand its humanitarian delivery drone business in Rwanda, the U.S. and beyond. The startup builds drones and runs deli

A test flight with Zipline, makers of humanitarian delivery drones

A maker of delivery drones called Zipline began nationwide delivery of blood and other critical medical supplies in Rwanda today, through a partnership with the Rwandan government. The program strikes

Are drones actually a sector or just another layer in the enterprise SaaS stack?

The past few years have been exciting for drones; they've gained the attention of consumers, enterprises and governments. Their ability to shoot photography and capture data, and potentially violate p

Backed by White House, Zipline to test U.S. medical drone delivery

On the heels of a recent White House initiative announced after its first “Workshop on Drones and The Future of Aviation,” San Francisco based robotics startup Zipline will test drone delivery of

Strike the right balance on drone policy

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) -- more commonly referred to as drones -- are on the cusp of a major commercial trial that has the power to save thousands of lives. This pilot [program isn’t taking

Africa Roundup: UPS Enters Drone Space, Uber Tests Cash, Facebook Offers Free Internet in Nigeria

More big U.S. corporate names are entering Africa’s tech space and testing new models there. UPS took its first steps in the African drone delivery space teaming up with San Francisco startup Zip

Africa is becoming a testbed for commercial drone services

UPS recently entered into a partnership with Zipline, a medical drone delivery startup, to begin aerial transport of healthcare supplies in Rwanda.

PopTip Launches Zipline, An Analytics Tool For Finding Common Phrases In Twitter Conversations

Social polling company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.poptip.com">PopTip</a> has a new product for marketers, journalists, and others who want to know what people are really saying on Twitter abo