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Kenyan B2B e-commerce startup Wasoko expands to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Wasoko helps retailers source goods online and access financing. They currently operate in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Senegal, and Ivory Coast.
Nigeria’s Banking as a service startup Anchor (YC 22) has raised $2.4 million in seed funding led by Goat Capital. They lease banking tools to fintechs, letting them offer financial services without starting a bank from scratch. (Congrats Segun and team!)
Egypt's health insure-tech, Sehatech has raised $850,000 in funding from A15 and Beltone venture capital. They've built a platform to simplify communication and financial transactions among players in Egypt's healthcare market.
Catalyst Fund has closed $8.6 million of their $40 million fund to invest in climate-tech startups in Africa. The raise was led by FSD Africa Investments (FSDAi), Cisco Foundation, USAID Prosper Africa, and tech investor Andrew Bredenkamp.
Events + Opportunities
Calling all female founders in Africa! Women Startup Competition (WSC) is launching their Africa chapter. In its nine years in Europe, WSC has supported over 620 early-stage female-founded startups across 15 countries. Apply here
African founders, here's your chance: Join the Beyond Limits fellowship for an exciting six-week program to boost your business skills in Africa. Plus, you could snag grants and funding. Apply here by September 27th!
To our homies in Nigeria, get ready for AltSchool's creative economy and business school! The skill-to-market ed-tech is expanding beyond tech skills like coding. Apply now for the first program cohort!
The Africa Tech Festival is back! This year’s edition will happen in Cape Town, South Africa between 13-16 November. This event will bring together more than 15,000+ attendees- including founders, investors, and industry leaders. Register as an attendee or partner here
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