News

31 July, 2017
San Fransicso-based Flutterwave, which provides infrastructure for banks and businesses to make and accept payments across Africa, has raised over $10 million in a Series A funding round. Greycroft Partners and Green Visor Capital led the round,...
02 May, 2017
The World Economic Forum selected six "entrepreneurs who demonstrate the positive role women are playing in creating opportunities and preparing the region for the Fourth Industrial Revolution." Among these leaders is Aisha Pandor of SweepSouth.
27 April, 2017
CRE portfolio company PrepClass, which prepares students for exams by connecting them to tutors, has been selected for the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund. The fund provides grant funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to...
25 April, 2017
Lynk, a company that connects people to experts, just raised $4 million from Hong Leong, Cyberport, Zhuhai Da Heng Qin (DHQ), and CRE. Lynk plans to use these new funds to continue developing its technology and to increase market coverage.
10 March, 2017
This video on BBC features CRE portfolio company SweepSouth, and how its service, which offers a new way of hiring and paying domestic workers, creates much-needed jobs in South Africa.
02 March, 2017
US-based Quona Capital's and Netherlands-based Velocity Capital's recent investments will help Yoco expand beyond South Africa, the latest step toward the company's goal of becoming the leading SME brand in Africa.
02 March, 2017
CRE's New York-based portfolio company, Hummingbill, was recently acquired by Sequoia-backed KredX to help it enhance its accounts receivable technology.
15 February, 2017
Fast Company has been ranking the world's most innovative companies for 10 years, sifting through thousands of enterprises to find those that tap heart- and purse strings and use commerce to positively impact the world. For 2017, CRE portfolio...