Nigeria’s Asuqu launches co-working space in Lagos

Nigerian freelancing platform Asuqu has launched a co-working space in Lagos, dedicated to solving the challenges faced by freelancers in finding a reliable place to work. Launched in 2015, Asuqu is an online marketplace for creative and professional services, which aims to connect freelance professionals to customers across Africa. Disrupt

Nigeria’s Kitovu helps farmers improve yields, access markets

Nigerian agri-tech startup Kitovu has a dual purpose, to help farmers increase their crop yields while providing them with access to markets. The Kitovu platform uses geo-location to match soils with the right crops, with chief executive officer (CEO) Nwachinemere Emeka telling Disrupt Africa this helped farmers increase yields. At

The Angolan startup taking public health online

The Angolan public health system is being taken online by local startup Appy Saúde, which has seen its healthcare database attract 12,500 users since launching seven months ago. Launched in April this year, Appy Saúde aims to put “health in your hand”, offering the biggest database of healthcare facilities in

Kenya’s Jobsikaz helping SMEs recruit more easily

Kenyan e-recruitment startup Jobsikaz is helping SMEs talent-source more effectively via its online platform, which it claims reduces the workload, time and money spent on recruitment by up to 70 per cent by providing tech-powered order and interaction mechanisms. Launched last year, Jobsikaz provides a ready database of qualified CVs

SA fintech startup i-Pay raises funding from Kalon Venture Partners

South African payments startup i-Pay has secured funding from venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners to scale and expand its operations. Kalon Venture Partners said the investment in i-Pay, which facilitates bank-to-bank automated and instant electronic funds transfers (EFTs) in a matter of seconds, will help the startup expand its

Kenya’s Sendy raises $3m funding round

Kenyan on-demand logistics startup Sendy has raised US$3 million in funding to expand its operations, the company’s co-founder told the African Angel Investor Summit in Cape Town yesterday. Launched in 2014, Sendy offers a marketplace for last-mile package delivery and logistics services, allowing customers to send packages and documents using

E-health accelerator launched in Cape Town

E-health accelerator Digital Health Cape Town (DHCT) has opened applications for its first programme, designed to help high growth, high social impact businesses in the health space succeed. The accelerator has been launched in response to the changing needs of healthcare providers and patients, in a bid to digitally transform

Nigeria’s Farmcrowdy launches agri-investments mobile app

Nigerian agri-tech startup Farmcrowdy has launched a mobile app that allows users to fund small scale farming from their phones. Farmcrowdy matches small-scale farmers with farm sponsors for the purpose of expanding food production and generating profit for both parties. The platform allows Nigerians to participate in agriculture without necessarily

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