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3:00

SA fintech firm that digitises gold for daily use gets funding

Crossfin invests an undisclosed amount in Troygold, a company that enables gold owners to digitise physical gold and use it for day-to-day transactions.

2:30
Tuesday

SA venture capital firm HAVAÍC invests in Kenyan start-up

Cape Town-based early-stage investment vehicle HAVAÍC backs start-up Tanda’s regional expansion, investing an undisclosed amount of funding.

4:00

MathsGee joins forces with Joburg City to digitise libraries

The start-up will also provide users with learning analytics that it says will be used for academic research in the future.

2:40

MTN Nigeria ropes in fintech partners after banking furore

 The operator forges new partnerships in response to the recent disruption to its banking channels which rendered airtime and other services temporarily unavailable.

4:30

Online commodities trading platform gives farmers more control

TonnUp, an online commodities trading platform, gives power back to farmers to better manage the pricing and sale of their own products.

0:50

Five start-ups from Africa compete for $500 000

The regional finalists for the Online Seedstars World Competition have been announced

3:40

AWS opens applications for Equity Equivalent Investment Programme

Amazon Web Services SA invites black-owned small IT firms to apply for its acceleration programme, which seeks to empower entrepreneurs with digital tools.

4:40

Behavioural-based rental app sparks interest after debut

Locally-developed Web app Averly attracts the right players in the rental space, with some 4 000 tenants already signed up, says CEO and co-founder Zabeth Venter.

1:40
31 Mar

Fujitsu accelerates investment in promising tech start-ups

The company has established a 10 billion yen corporate venture capital fund and management subsidiary.

2:00

Justice accelerator seeks ‘innovative’ start-ups

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law invites Southern Africa start-ups to participate in this year’s justice accelerator programme.

2:50

Endeavor, SA SME Fund intro entrepreneur scale-up programme

The initiative targets primarily tech-enabled businesses, which scale quickly and outperform their peers, driving revenue growth and creating jobs.

2:40

Funding up for grabs in Startupbootcamp accelerator

Africa’s corporate-start-up collaboration accelerator invites applications from the most disruptive start-ups on the continent.