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Editor’s Notice

  • Week 15, 2023
  • Learn time: 5 minutes

On this version, we curated essential information from throughout Africa, equivalent to Nigeria’s burgeoning carbon market, Swvl’s third delisting warning, Kenya’s knowledge abuse crackdown, and extra!

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Pamela Tetteh Editor, TechCabal.

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Twitter doesn’t exist anymore

Twitter Inc, the corporate, has ceased to exist as a standalone firm and has been merged into an entity known as “X Corp”. #plottwist

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Meet the OPay Mafia

OPay ex-employes have been on a startup spree, cooking up not one, not two, however about seven tech ventures in Nigeria, all inside a mere 5 years since OPay touched down within the nation.

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Cassava to speculate $250 million into SA’s economic system

Cassava Applied sciences pledges to speculate $250 million to contribute in the direction of positioning South Africa as a horny funding vacation spot.

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Kenya fines two firms for knowledge abuse

Kenyan mortgage firm, WhitePath Firm Restricted and workspace supplier Regus Kenya are feeling the warmth for not enjoying by the info safety guidelines.

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Lazerpay shuts down

Lazerpay, a web3 and crypto fee firm, is shutting down months after the startup’s founder shared that the corporate was having bother elevating cash. Now, its IP is up on the market.

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World Financial institution invests $390 million in Kenya’s Digital Economic system

Kenya imagine it? The World Financial institution Group Board of Administrators simply gave Kenya a digital high-five with a whopping $390 million in financing for its Kenya Digital Economic system Acceleration Undertaking.

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Mastercard’s Fellowship admits 12 SA edtech startups

Mastercard’s Edtech Fellowship has handpicked 12 game-changing startups. The startups will get equity-free funding value over R1,000,000 (~ $540 000), product high quality analysis and certification, abilities growth, teaching and mentorship, market analysis and entry.

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AstraZeneca helps MedSol’s AI most cancers detection

International pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has introduced that it’s partnering with South African healthtech agency MedSol. MedSol’s AI know-how can detect breast most cancers in seconds.

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Swvl’s recent issues

Low on money and excessive on losses, Egypt-born mass transit startup Swvl has acquired its third delisting warning from Nasdaq. Per the warning, dated March 31, Swvl has 180 days—or till September 25—to boost the worth of its publicly held shares above $15 million.

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Healthlane switches lanes

Following its six-month operational pause, Healthlane is altering its enterprise mannequin and discontinuing utilization of its on-site laboratories. The corporate is in search of to reinvent itself after a section of operational struggles and allegations in opposition to its founder.

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Who introduced the cash this week?

  • Victory Farms, a Kenya-based aquaculture startup, raised $35 million in a Collection B spherical led by Creadev. Different contributors within the spherical embrace Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF), DOB Fairness, Endeavor Catalyst Fund, and Hesabu Capital. The corporate’s founders and angel traders, together with Joseph Rehmann, Steve Moran, Kamran Ahmad, and Hans den Bieman, additionally invested.
  • South African agri-tech startup, FarmTrace, additionally closed an undisclosed amount of funding from Secha Capital and Hassium Capital to increase its operations as a cloud-based administration resolution for farmers.

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