Author: Press Releases

WorldRemit launches new product for business payments to emerging markets

WorldRemit launches new product for business payments to emerging markets

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit has launched WorldRemit for Business, a new service that enables small and medium-sized business owners to quickly pay employees and contractors in 140 countries worldwide, including fast-growing markets such as Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa. The platform will first be available to U.K.-registered businesses. WorldRemit’s low fees and […]

Itanna set to invest $300,000 in Tech Startups: Call for entry to Itanna Accelerator Programme 2019

Itanna set to invest $300,000 in Tech Startups: Call for entry to Itanna Accelerator Programme 2019

Itanna, the Venture Capital investing platform backed by Honeywell Group, has today announced the commencement of this year’s Accelerator Programme. For those unaware, Itanna, which started operations in August last year, invests in growth stage technology-enabled businesses across Sub Saharan Africa in order to champion entrepreneurial talent and encourage disruptive thought in the African business […]

New NBA Africa YouTube Channel to Broadcast Live Primetime Games Each Week and Celebrate Africa’s Impact on the NBA

New NBA Africa YouTube Channel to Broadcast Live Primetime Games Each Week and Celebrate Africa’s Impact on the NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and YouTube today announced the launch of the NBA’s first YouTube channel dedicated to fans in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to featuring two live games per week in primetime for the rest of the 2018-19 season, including the Playoffs, Conference Finals and The Finals, the NBA Africa YouTube channel will celebrate […]

Andela Secures $100M Series D to Build Distributed Engineering Teams and Power the Future of Work

Andela Secures $100M Series D to Build Distributed Engineering Teams and Power the Future of Work

Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela’s total venture funding […]

14 Winners for AppsAfrica’s Innovation Awards 2018

14 Winners for AppsAfrica’s Innovation Awards 2018

Fourteen AppsAfrica.com Award Winners were announced at the annual Awards party in Cape Town last night.  Now in their fourth year, the Awards celebrate the best in African mobile and tech from both corporates and start-ups and this year attracted entries from 39 countries across the continent. The Awards were supported by Uber, JET8, Syntonic, KaiOS, Africa Tech Summit […]

Empowering Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria: Facebook launches #SheMeansBusiness in partnership with She Leads Africa

Empowering Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria: Facebook launches #SheMeansBusiness in partnership with She Leads Africa

Facebook today announced the launch of #SheMeansBusiness, an initiative designed to inspire and train female entrepreneurs across the country to build, grow and start their own businesses. In a recent study conducted by Development Economics on behalf of Facebook, it is estimated that businesses set up by women in Nigeria over the next five years (by […]