WEF advocates Start-up Acts to boost Africa’s digital economy
Start-up Acts are the next form of policy innovation in Africa, says the World Economic Forum.
Google backs SA gaming firm in R300m funding deal
Digital payments and mobile games publisher Carry1st will grow its offerings and team, after multimillion-rand funding.
100 women-led start-ups get WE4A financial backing
The candidates will receive €10 000 in grant funding and three months of technical support, as part of the Women Entrepreneurship for Africa programme.
Accelerator seeks innovative green economy SMEs
Business growth solutions company Fetola invites green start-ups to apply for its 18-month Circular Economy Accelerator programme.
Finalists selected for MultiChoice Accelerator Programme
The pay-TV operator shortlists six SMEs that will pitch to a global start-up investment community as part of its accelerator programme.
Pandemic drives SME demand for tech adoption
A WEF study indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for more adoption and integration of digital technology among SMEs.
MTN-backed Ayoba app clocks 10m active monthly users
The mobile operator says in its two years of existence, the super app has grown significantly and continues to be recognised by various bodies.
Naspers invests R54m in car subscription firm Planet42
The funds raised in this round will be used to expand Planet42’s car inventory in both South Africa and Mexico.
Telehealth start-up delivers healthcare in rural Africa
Remote Doctors 4 Africa is forging partnerships across the continent to deliver critical healthcare services in rural communities.
Naspers-backed SweepSouth buys Egyptian start-up Filkhedma
The acquisition almost doubles SweepSouth’s addressable market on the continent and paves the way for the launch of new services in SA, Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria.
Prosus leads $30m investment in US start-up Superside
The on-demand design talent start-up will grow its South African workforce after a multimillion-rand funding round led by Prosus Ventures.