It’s time for the Big 5 Daily.
I trust you are having a good day and ready to read up.
MAX.ng has launched its MAX E Series in Ogun State, Nigeria. This will help reduce the carbon emissions caused by petrol-powered motorcycles. If more companies resort to clean energy, the ozone layer will be safe from global warming. Don’t you think?
In Malawi, President Lazarus Chakwera is in talks with Econet’s Strive Masiyiwa. The gist shows that discussions are about lowering data prices in the country.
Kenya-based WorkPay which builds HR solutions has closed a $2.1 million funding round. The funds will be used to scale its human resource management and payroll offerings for small and medium-sized businesses in Africa.
See also: The Big 5 Daily: 12th August 2020
Moving further north, Mali-based Energy+ has received over $1 million from a consortium. Like any forward-thinking startup would, it intends to scale its off-grid Pay-As-You-Go business in underserved communities.
And finally, the last Big 5 Daily gist of the day is the $150k funding received by Kenya-based Market Force. It is the only Sub-Saharah African startup that is part of the YCombinnator Summer 2020 Cohort.
So, guys, it’s time to go.
Be sure to read again, tomorrow.