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Digest Africa’s ultimate vision is to organize all the information and data about Africa's early-s Connecting Ecosystems

Yamzit announces a platform for cost-reduction and business management 15/07/2021

Yamzit announces a platform for cost-reduction and business management

Yamzit announces a platform for cost-reduction and business management while keeping customers satisfied: https://digestafrica.com/press-release-yamzit-announces-platform

Yamzit announces a platform for cost-reduction and business management Yamzit a software company, offers a business management tool that combines a loyalty program, POS, appointments and payments into one software package

African start-ups miss $1 billion mark in capital funding 12/07/2021

African start-ups miss $1 billion mark in capital funding

Thank you Daily Monitor for featuring our report. Read the full article here: https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/african-start-ups-miss-1-billion-mark-in-capital-funding--3468840

African start-ups miss $1 billion mark in capital funding This is authored in a 2020 Index report by Digest Africa and Crunch Base, two research firms that track the performance of venture capital funding across Africa

21/06/2021

Digest Africa YTD Venture Capital Index as at 21/06/2021:
Total Deal Count: 316 deals (+58% vs 2020)
Total Deal Value: $903.6M (+145% vs 2020)
Largest Deal YTD: Flutterwave, $170M ( FinTech).

17/06/2021

Digest Africa YTD Venture Capital Index as at 17/06/2021:
Total Deal Count: 314 deals (+57% vs 2020)
Total Deal Value: $870.1M (+136% vs 2020)
Largest Deal YTD: Flutterwave, $170M ( FinTech).

Monthly Roundup: May funding picked up 60% more than April 16/06/2021

Monthly Roundup: May funding picked up 60% more than April

Less than $200M short of the $1 billion mark, African startups are well on their way to meeting this target by the close of H1. Here's an update on Africa's startup funding: https://digestafrica.com/monthly-roundup-may-2021

Monthly Roundup: May funding picked up 60% more than April May recorded yet another positive increment in funding with a total of $208.5M across 65 rounds, $130.5M more than April 2021 and $69.5M more than May 2019.

10/06/2021

Digest Africa YTD Venture Capital Index as at 10/06/2021:
Total Deal Count: 308 deals (+60% vs 2020)
Total Deal Value: $861.4M (+145.6% vs 2020)
Largest Deal YTD: Flutterwave, $170M ( FinTech).

27/05/2021

Access the most comprehensive about and in across countries and sectors at www.digestafrica.com. Discover emerging trends, power your company decisions or create industry leading research and insights. Access data over 10+ years including funding rounds, M&A and exits, , startups and more.

18/05/2021

Digest Africa Venture Capital Index,17/05/2021:
Total Deal Count: 236 deals (+58% vs 2020)
Total Deal Value: $649.1M (+119% vs 2020)
Largest Deal YTD: Flutterwave , $170M ( FinTech).

15/04/2021

Digest Africa YTD Venture Capital Index as at 15/04/2021:
Total Deal Count: 189 deals (+70% vs 2020)
Total Deal Value: $594M (+124% vs 2020)
Largest Deal YTD: Flutterwave, $170M ( FinTech).

TWEKOBE: THE STORY OF A PROPTECH STARTUP (PART 3 OF 3) 26/03/2021

TWEKOBE: THE STORY OF A PROPTECH STARTUP (PART 3 OF 3)

Part 3 of the Twekobe story:
https://digestafrica.com/twekobe-story-part-3

TWEKOBE: THE STORY OF A PROPTECH STARTUP (PART 3 OF 3) I had collected what I thought was an All-Star team. Our failure to foresee how long a technology startup takes to mature in Uganda really proved fatal.

TWEKOBE: THE STORY OF A PROPTECH STARTUP (PART 2 OF 3) 23/03/2021

TWEKOBE: THE STORY OF A PROPTECH STARTUP (PART 2 OF 3)

Part 2 of the Twekobe story:

https://digestafrica.com/twekobe-story-part-2

TWEKOBE: THE STORY OF A PROPTECH STARTUP (PART 2 OF 3) In August 2019, we were joined by Emmanuel Odelle. He had been working on a startup similar to Twekobe and he figured it would be better to join forces.

22/03/2021

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Business man and inventor Thomas A. Edison once said every failure is a lesson learned about your strategy. Prop-tech founder Jonathan Ntege Lubwama shares his experience and lessons learned through the company’s 3 year journey https://digestafrica.com/twekobe-story-part-1

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Monthly Round Up: Top 10 Deals of February 2021 18/03/2021

Monthly Round Up: Top 10 Deals of February 2021

Missed our February funding brief? Here’s a recap of the top 10 deals of the month: https://digestafrica.com/monthly-roundup-february-2021
TymeBank ZA CDC SunCulture African Development Bank Group Si-Ware Systems HearX Group

Monthly Round Up: Top 10 Deals of February 2021 This is an increase of 105% compared to February 2020 that emerged as the most funded month of the year with $124.7M across 34 rounds.

12/03/2021

Digest Africa YTD Venture Capital Index as at 12/03/2021:
Total Deal Count: 133 deals (+82% vs 2020)
Total Deal Value: $507.3M (+108% vs 2020)
Largest Deal YTD: Flutterwave, $170M (FinTech)

04/03/2021

Digest Africa YTD Venture Capital Index as at 4/03/2021:
Total Deal Count: 115 deals (+77% vs 2020)
Total Deal Value: $307.7M (+36% vs 2020)
Largest Deal YTD: Tymebank, $109M (FinTech).

Microsite Emerging Tech Grants Program 08/02/2021

Microsite Emerging Tech Grants Program

Exciting news! Applications for the
WomenWhoTech Grant are still ongoing till February 19th 2021. Pitch to the biggest investors; $20K in grants will be awarded.

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Microsite Emerging Tech Grants Program Tech startups play a pivotal role in the future of this world by driving innovative solutions forward. Women Who Tech has launched the Emerging Tech Challenge to fund innovative women-led startups.

28/01/2021

2020 In Hindsight: Quarterly Review. Find out more about how much startups that raised in December contributed to Q4 total funding for 2020. SunCulture, Energy Access Ventures, Acumen, Aerobotics, Naspers, Ilara Health, TLcom Capital Partners, Oolu, Umba, WeCycle LTD, Nopea Ride
https://digestafrica.com/monthly-roundup-december-2020

PRESS RELEASE: TLcom Leads $6M Series A In InsureTech, P**a 28/01/2021

PRESS RELEASE: TLcom Leads $6M Series A In InsureTech, P**a

Following its last $1.158M investment received in 2018, agriculture InsureTech P**a Advisors has made another fundraise to the tune of $6M led by TLcom Capital Partners. Read more here: https://digestafrica.com/press-release-pula-6mn-series-a-tlcom

PRESS RELEASE: TLcom Leads $6M Series A In InsureTech, P**a P**a, an African InsureTech service provider startup that specialises in digital and agricultural insurance, has closed a $6mn Series A fundraise.

06/01/2021

In preparation of the Digest Africa Index Report 2020, here are some highlights of venture funding trends for the year 2020:
Financial Services was the most funded sector on the continent.
Venture Capital made up majority of the investment landscape.
South Africa attracted the most startup funding, followed closely by Nigeria.

digestafrica.com 22/12/2020

COVID19 WINNERS: GROWTH OF AFRICA FINTECH STARTUPS

Fintech has exhibited quite the performance this year grappling through the pandemic. Read more about the financial innovation journey in Africa so far here: https://digestafrica.com/fintech-startups-growth-covid19

Flutterwave INC. Interswitch Group Visa Opay Y-Combinator Techstars Startupbootcamp 500 Startups Microtraction

digestafrica.com For the last 3 years, the Financial Services landscape has attracted more funding in Africa compared to other tech sectors.

17/11/2020

Snippet of some key trends of the Kenyan startup ecosystem from the Digest Africa Kenyan Country Report. Access the full report here: https://digestafrica.com/insights

13/11/2020

Monthly Roundup: Total Funding raised on the continent now stands at $740M with Financial Services still topping as the most funded sector. Find out more about the Top Funding Deals of October here: https://digestafrica.com/top-funding-rounds-october-2020
Goodwell Investments
Twiga Foods
Good Nature Agro
Angaza
Easy Solar
Tugende
NowPay
Endure Capital
Ilara Health

20/10/2020

Quarterly Venture Capital Trends: 2019 VS 2020.
Read more about the Top Funding Deals of September on the continent: https://digestafrica.com/top-funding-deals-september

17/10/2020

Crude calculation based on disclosed deals per Digest Africa data, not adjusted for investor stakes and applicable taxes
Paystack Stripe Visa Singularity Investments Comcast Ventures Y Combinator

digestafrica.com 23/09/2020

Digest Africa Country Brief: Kenya Startup Funding

Kenya is a pioneer in the African digital revolution and has achieved success in fostering digital inclusion which has helped create multiple digital solutions that have attracted funding. Read more about the Kenyan startup ecosystem here: https://digestafrica.com/digest-africa-country-brief-kenya

digestafrica.com Kenya is the 4th largest country by GDP in Africa and also ranked as the 8th among countries with the highest GDP in 2019.

23/09/2020

These are the Top 4 Most Funded Sectors on the continent for year 2020

digestafrica.com 22/09/2020

PRESS RELEASE: The 97Fund announces first cohort of investments

PRESS RELEASE: Bringo Fresh, Famunera - easily order for genuine quality farm inputs, MedX International Limited, Minute5 and Xente are the first 5 beneficiaries of The 97 Relief Fund, an initiative of the Innovation Village managed by Ortus Africa Capital. A total of 10 investments so far have been made by the 97 Fund.

Ck Japheth
The Innovation Village
Mastercard Foundation

https://digestafrica.com/the-97fund-first-cohort

digestafrica.com A total of $127,492 has been invested across ten (10) companies. Five (5) companies providing solutions addressing challenges caused by the COVID19 pandemic

16/09/2020

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digestafrica.com 11/09/2020

Monthly Roundup: August Funding drops by 53% compared to July

Financial Services continues to attract the greater share of funding on the continent. Read more about the August funding rounds here:
https://digestafrica.com/top-funding-rounds-august

digestafrica.com African startups raised $24.1M across 34 disclosed deals in August which is over 74% less than 2019 ($93.4M) and 53.4% less than July this year ($51.7M).

28/08/2020

There has been a 22.8% and 23.1% drop in deals and funding respectively on the continent for H1 2020 compared to H1 2019.

Access the full data set for The Digest Africa H1 Funding Report here: https://digestafrica.com/insights

digestafrica.com 24/08/2020

PRESS RELEASE: THE 97FUND LAUNCHES $1 MILLION COVID19 RELIEF FUND

The 97Fund managed by Ortus Africa Capital announces a $1M COVID19 Relief Fund to support promising startups with solutions addressing COVID19 effects in Uganda
https://digestafrica.com/the-97fund-covid19-relief-fund

digestafrica.com Ugandan domiciled Open-end Investment Vehicle that invests in high growth early stage companies in Africa, has launched a $1 Million COVID19 Relief Fund.

digestafrica.com 20/08/2020

H1 2020 Digest Africa Index: 24% drop in H1 Venture Funding

H1 2020 Digest Africa Index: Africa Venture Funding Highlights. We assess the the effect COVID-19 has had on funding trends on the continent compared to previous years.
https://digestafrica.com/h1-2020-venture-funding-highlights

digestafrica.com There has been a drop in funding of $115.5M (24%) in H1 2020 that raised $370.5M across 149 rounds compared to $486M across 193 deals of H1 2019.

digestafrica.com 17/08/2020

Digest Africa Country Brief: Startup Funding In Uganda

Digest Africa Country Brief: Startup Funding In Uganda https://lnkd.in/dXkDaJ8

digestafrica.com The Ugandan entrepreneurship and ecosystem comprises some of the youngest population on the continent and in the world with an average age of 17 years.

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Are you an early stage company operating in seeking funding? Claim your profile at Digest Africa and complete our survey and we will provide you a free list of 3-5 investors that may be a match.
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Who we are

Digest Africa’s ultimate vision is to organize all the information and data about Africa's technology ecosystem as well as disseminate it in ways that are easy to consume and understand. Currently, we are building the most abundant resource of information and data about startups, tech companies, investors, accelerators and deals across Africa. So far, we have about 2,000+ funding as well as M&A deals worth $2.5+ billion involving 1,000+ early stage and technology companies across Africa. We also have 250+ active investors on the continent and 50+ accelerators in our database. Additionally, we accurately author on the day-to-day tech startup activities that take place across the African continent, aggregate the data and publish reports summing up those activities.

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