African start-ups chosen for €100,000 German investment prize

Ten start-ups from across Africa have been chosen for the Afro German Pitch Night at which the winner will walk away with €100,000 equity investment. The nominees were selected from the Deutsch Connect and Idea Seed Africa networks of start-ups.The final list of start-ups include five from Nigeria – namely, Agriple, Asusu, Chekkit, M.E Solutions […]

Deutsch Connect and Idea Seed Africa secure 100k euro investment fund

DÜSSELDORF, (The Southern African Times) – German based African focused Startup Deutsch Connect has secured a €100 000 investment fund in partnership with Idea Seed Africa. The ” Deutsch – Africa Pitch ” challenge is exclusively for Startups within the Deutsch Connect – Idea Seed Africa network in Agritech, Healthtech Fintech, Digitalisation and Logistics offering up to […]

Nigeria-based lending platform FairMoney pursuing emerging markets strategy with India launch

Nigeria-based credit-led neobank FairMoney, which aims to give underbanked people access to digital financial services, is pursuing an emerging markets strategy and recently launched in India. Founded by Laurin Hainy, Nico Berthozat and Matthieu Gendreau, FairMoney is using loans as a launching pad for its future bank accounts. Its artificial intelligence (AI)-based platform disburses loans to users […]

Founders Factory Africa partners with Small Foundation to uplift African agritech startups

Johannesburg-based venture development and investment company Founders Factory Africa (FFA) has partnered with Small Foundation, a Dublin-based philanthropic foundation that is focused on the rural and agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa, to create a programme aimed at uplifting 18 selected innovative African agritech startups. Eighteen selected African agritech startups will take part in the prestigious businesses development programme […]

German startup facilitates market access for Southern African startups irrespective of COVID-19

Düsseldorf, (The Southern African Times) – DeutschConnect has partnered with a variety of partners in Germany and Europe including Melanin Kapital, leetHub, Afrolynk, Leverist.de and AG Career Hub to fulfil its goal to link Southern African businesses and people to the German business ecosystem through Mentorship, Matchmaking and Access to Market and Partnerships.  In January […]