Flutterwave Raises 10 Million

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, with participation from Y Combinator and Glynn Capital. The company’s current investors include Omidyar Network, Social Capital, CRE Venture Capital, HOF Capital, and others.

SweepSouth's Founder One of World Economic Forum's Breakthrough Female Innovators of 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.

PrepClass Selected for GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund

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 partner with mobile operators to scale into sustainable, impactful businesses.

Fast Company Names Andela Most Innovative Company in Africa for 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 company Andela was listed number one for Africa.