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African Fintech start-ups are attracting more VC investors

27 février 2018 |

Fintech start-ups are tackling the challenges of financial inclusion in a continent where the banking penetration rate is among the lowest in the world.

The trend for financial technologies in Africa is moving at an impressive rate, according to recent … Read More

Nigeria’s plan to become Africa’s leading Fintech hub

22 février 2018 |

Last January, the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Fintech Nigeria, country’s main association in financial technologies, announced a strategic collaboration to support new entrants in the Nigerian capital market.

According to Dr Segun Aina, Chairman of Fintech Nigeria:

« Fintech Nigeria has … Read More

Finland is adding €9.3m to its SAIS tech program in Africa

5 février 2018 |

The Finnish government has announced its decision to unlock more than 9 million euros to support Tech start-ups across Africa.

Following Partech Venture’s announcement of the launch of a multi-million fund to invest in high-growth tech start-ups across Africa, it … Read More

Partech Ventures’s new $70m Africa VC fund will invest in Fintech

18 janvier 2018 | | 2 Comments

After several months, the french VC Partech Ventures officially announces the launch of its Africa fund, that has a total of US$70 million to be invested in pan-African tech start-ups.

The VC fund has historically invested in tech companies, including … Read More

African Fintech Mapping Week #6: Jamii, MoneyFellows, Fiftyfor and PayPass

9 janvier 2018 |

Every week, Techfoliance highlights four promising Fintech start-ups across Africa in various verticals: Digital Banking, Payments, InsurTech or Investment. In this weekly FinTech mapping we have Jamii, MoneyFellows, Fiftyfor and PayPass.

Jamii

Jamii is a Tanzania-based Insurtech that has developed … Read More

Afreximbank, a gateway for Africa’s digital transformation?

13 décembre 2017 |

In April 2016, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), a pan-African Eximbank based in Egypt, first announced its intra-African trade strategy to strenghen trade among African countries to $250 billion by 2021.

Since then, the Afreximbank has accelerated and received the support … Read More

African Fintech Mapping Week #5: SureRemit, Dopay, Ovamba and Kocela

2 décembre 2017 |

Every week, Techfoliance highlights four promising Fintech start-ups across Africa in various verticals: Digital Banking, Payments, InsurTech or Investment. In this weekly FinTech mapping we have SureRemit, Dopay, Ovamba and Kocela.

SureRemit

SureRemit is a Nigeria-based FinTech that has … Read More

Building A Bank For Africa’s Future

14 novembre 2017 | | 2 Comments

The Zambia-based FinTech Zazu has completed its first funding round and is going one step further to build its digital-only bank for Africa’s future.

Across Africa, there are 350 Million people who do not use banks. Some are afraid to … Read More

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