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7 African Startups That Received Microsoft 4Afrika Funding

Microsoft Corp. today announced seven new African startups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship to fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to  highlight Africa’s ‘future  growth pole’. The announcement was made at the Microsoft 4Afrika Advisory Council meeting in Nairobi ...

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50% Of The World Will Be Online By 2017

Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report.   Released today in ...

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Orange Launches Start-up Accelerator Programme in Ivory Coast

With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents.  The programme, which is a pillar of the Group's open innovation approach, reflects the determination of Orange to support the new digital players and help ...

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Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction

Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction [i] Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Today we ...

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Starting Business in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Out

Top Reasons Why It Is Difficult to Start a Business in Nigeria andthe Way Out Starting up a business in Nigeria can be very tough if the accurate strides and knowledge about the business is picked up before starting or investing ...

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averda (http://www.averda.com), the global provider of integrated waste management services, showcased its new equipment dedicated to serve Casablanca, during an event organised by “La Ville de Casablanca” on September 4th 2014. averda was awarded the long-term waste management contract by the city of Casablanca earlier this year.   averda is bringing international expertise and new technology fleet, systems and equipment to the Moroccan market to ensure the city’s waste management needs are met as efficiently […]

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Telecoms operator Telecel Zimbabwe is partnering with local insurance company, Zimnat Lion, to roll out a mobile insurance product that offers Telecel subscribers Funeral, Hospital and local and international Travel Cover through their Telecel lines. The new service, called Telecare, offers an affordable and convenient package to cover most basic needs.   Telecare insurance will bring safe, secure and affordable mobile insurance the company has said. Head of Marketing, Clever Isaya, said the initiative was unique […]


Cyber attacks cause very real and tangible damage to businesses, not only in terms of financial losses, but in terms of damage to reputation. Risk management is one factor in the prevention and mitigation chain, as it is essentially the forecasting and evaluation of risks, as well as the identification of protocols and systems that can be used to minimise their impact, or avoid them completely.   However, this discipline is extremely hard to apply to […]


Brian is leading a workshop in NYC on Tuesday, September 30th on Term Sheets, Cap Tables and Company Valuations for Digital Undivided‘s 2014 FOCUS100 Fellows. He compiled his Tekedia posts (PDF) for the workshop attendees. We share them here for your convenience.  


Internet continues to redesign global commerce with innovations in different forms. One of those key elements is the simplicity to shop online. It has removed the physical domain of shopping as now anyone can buy from anywhere in this age of mobile. There are many websites that have evolved to offer different niche services in this evolving sector. One of them is Zoutons.com where anyone can get coupons from popular brands across different categories such […]


Nigerian government through the ministry of Communication Technology will be investing in startups. The fund will be managed by EchoVC.     ADDRESS DELIVERED BY DR OMOBOLA JOHNSON, MINISTER OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AT DEMO AFRICA 2014 Welcome to Nigeria, the most populous country and the largest economy in Africa. Welcome to Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, a vibrant mega-city and our melting pot. And for those of you, for whom it is your first time in […]


Refalletse Primary School in Orange Farm, South Africa, has welcomed its very own Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS). The initiative is being spearheaded by Samsung Electronics Africa alongside Habitat for Humanity and the Gauteng Department of Education.   Speaking at the hand-over event, Gauteng MEC for Education, Mr. Panyaza Lesufi, underlined the role which ICT could play in advancing education.   “The integration of ICT in our education system will undoubtedly raise the quality of […]

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