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Nigerian mobility tech startup raises $31 million to support its Africa expansion

Nigerian mobility tech startup, Metro Africa Express (MAX), has raised $31 million in a Series B funding round and is looking...

Nigeria secures $170 million to support digital and creative startups

The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a $170 million loan from the African Development Bank to finance a digital and...

TradeDepot secures $110 million funding to extend eCommerce services to SME retailers

B2B eCommerce firm TradeDepot, has announced that it secured $110 million in an equity and debt  funding round to support the...

Mastercard and Meta come together to drive SMEs digitization in MEA

Payments technology firm Mastercard is collaborating with Meta to support the digitization and growth of SMEs across the Middle East and...

Flutterwave launches new e-commerce service to boost SME growth in Africa

Payments technology company Flutterwave, has launched its new e-commerce service, Flutterwave Market – an extension of its Flutterwave Store service, which...

Airtel Business taps Cisco to secure connectivity for SMEs in Africa

Telecoms operator, Airtel Africa, has announced that its B2B provider, Airtel Business, has formed an alliance with Cisco to provide secure...

Call for tech startups to join Adanian Labs venture building program

Pan African venture building incubator Adanian Labs has announced the Adanian Labs Venture Building Program call for startups for 2022.

Amazon accelerator program opens doors for new startups in Africa

Amazon Web Services has launched the AWS Startup Loft Accelerator, a 10-week, virtual, equity-free acceleration program for early-stage startups in Europe,...

Meta boosts African SMEs growth with launch of Business Coach tool on WhatsApp

Meta has launched a WhatsApp-based innovative tool called Facebook Business Coach, for SMEs to learn more about how to grow their...

Cisco partners 4IRI to launch SMME incubation hub in the Western Cape

Cisco has launched an EDGE Centre in the Western Cape province of South Africa in partnership with Fourth Industrial Revolution Incubation...

Top five tips on starting a successful eCommerce business

The global pandemic has redefined the way we work, the way we shop, and even the way we do business. In...

Telkom Business partners Mobiz to support SMMEs growth

Telkom Business, has partnered with South African marketing technology firm company Mobiz, to bring SMS marketing to small, medium, and micro...

Telkom’s Yep! moves to help SMMEs thrive in the digital economy

Telkom Business's online marketplace Yep!, has introduced new digital solutions as part of the Yellow Pages digital suite, to help SMMEs...

Agri-Tech start-up Releaf secures $4.2 million to boost food processing in Nigeria

Agri-tech start-up, Releaf, has raised a total of $4.2 million in seed funding and grants to support the development and scaling...

How to be a digital solopreneur in 2021

Running an online business on one’s own is part of the new wave of entrepreneurship. Young adults who want to be the...

78% of retail SMEs in MEA region optmistic about future – study

Recent data has revealed that Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) confidence across most sectors is on the rise, despite the impact of...

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South Africa: Regulator begins phase two of IMT spectrum licencing process

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, has indicated through a memorandum, its intention to initiate the second phase of the...

Nedbank’s YouthX returns to unlock youth potential

Following a successful inaugural launch in 2021, YouthX is back for its second edition as Nedbank continues its drive to empower...

Telkom Business now offers small businesses funding up to R5 million within 24 hours

Telkom Business has announced the launch of Telkom Lend, to enable small businesses to apply online for funding of up to...

Do you understand what an IoT platform is?

Global spending on Internet of Things (IoT) technology is expected to top $1.1 trillion by 2023. Despite the complexities associated with...

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