INVESTING IN AFRICA'S FUTURE
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August 23, 2019
Tastemaker’s platform curates, prices and lists African travel and cultural experiences for culture-curious travelers, a roughly 700m traveler market globally.
August 7, 2019
ALC has impacted 65,000 people, trained 23,500 learners, and graduated 12,000 students across the continent in just 3 years.
July 29, 2019
Flutterwave has partnered with Alipay to offer digital payments between Africa and China, enabling all Flutterwave merchants to now accept Alipay.
July 8, 2019
SweepSouth is highlighted by The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship as a company boosting the livelihoods of thousands of South Africans by creating good jobs.
July 5, 2019
Ademola Adesina, CEO of Rensource, discusses the benefits of public-private partnerships in electrifying Nigeria sustainability, one market at a time.
June 29, 2019
Busy year for Africa fintech.
June 26, 2019
IFC and the Financial Times recognize Rensource for reversing power shortages in Nigeria through the provision of affordable power solutions.
June 21, 2019
SweepSouth joins the Naspers family following a ZAR30 million investment in June 2019.
May 27, 2019
Gokada Co-CEO Ayodeji Adewunmi explains the recent fundraise, the market opportunity for ride-hailing, and how the Company ensures the safety and security of its riders with CNBC Africa.
Helping merchants in South Africa get off the ground. Yoco’s new marketing campaign speaks to the core of their strategy – helping merchants do what they do best while taking care of the rest.
May 24, 2019
Former founder of Jobberman, Ayodeji Adewunmi, joins Gokada co-founder, Fahim Saleh, as co-CEO. Funding from the round will be used to scale the offering in Nigeria while developing value-added services for its pilots.
May 9, 2019
Allianz X was joined by Go-Ventures, the venture affiliate of Indonesian ride hailing giant, Gojek, in the Safeboda financing.
March 19, 2019
Following completion of its seed financing, FlexClub expands into Latin America through a partnership with Uber Mexico.
March 13, 2019
Afya Pap by Baobab Circle provides personalized daily medical advice to help patients across the continent manage diabetes and hypertension.
February 8, 2019
Meet Cherae Robinson, CEO of Tastemakers, named one of the 44 people changing the way we travel by Conde Nast.
January 29, 2019
Revolutionizing the economics of rent while creating transparency in the tenant-landlord relationship, Flow rewards tenants for paying rent on-time while providing peace-of-mind to landlords that their properties are being maintained.
January 29, 2019
Gil Sperling, Co-Founder and CEO of Flow discusses the opportunity in rewarding good tenants with CNBC Africa.
Flutterwave has partnered with Visa to launch its consumer offering, GetBarter. GetBarter allows current Visa cardholders and non-cardholders alike to send and receive funds at home and abroad.
This blog summarizes Flutterwave’s successes in 2018, using eye-catching infographics. Successes included a 550% increase in the customer base of Flutterwave for Business (Rave) and completion of the Series A extension round of financing in October.
This list by Condé Nast includes greats like Sir David Attenborough, Elon Musk, and Massimo Bottura. It also features Cherae Robinson from Tastemakers Africa.
This piece by The Guardian reports that Great Place to Work named CRE portfolio company Andela as the Best Company to Work For in Africa (Large Employer Category). Andela also won Fun and Friendly Workplace and Best Workplace for Generation – Millennials.
Pule is a Founding Partner at CRE Venture Capital. He previously founded Africa Angels Network, the first angel investment group to focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to that, he held several investment roles at Investec in Johannesburg, Cape Town and New York. He is graduate of the Durban University of Technology and is a Kauffman Fellow.
Pardon is a Founding Partner at CRE Venture Capital. He was previously a Principal at EL Rothschild in New York and London. Earlier on, he worked at Bain & Company in New York, at Emerging Capital Partners in Johannesburg, and at Temasek Holdings in Singapore. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business.