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Daily Digest Friday, Apr. 24, 2020

GFA’s “Must attend” Web events happening 24-30 April.

The Get Funded Africa team complied a list of online events that we hope most of you will attend while under quarantine at home. These event will not only be a chance to ask key business related questions during these uncharted times but it will be a great way for you to connect with other professionals from across the globe. Read more……..

AFDB-SEFA manged fund grants $760K to set up renewable projects in Africa

The African Development Bank-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), has approved a $760,000 grant to Empower New Energy AS (EmNEW), to develop at least eight small renewable energy projects with capacity ranging from1-10 MW, towards bankability and construction. Read more…

Funding in West Africa

Seedstars reveals $100m Africa fund has made first investment

Emerging markets startup competition Seedstars‘ $100-million Africa fund has made its first investment, Seedstars co-founder Pierre-Alain Masson has revealed. Read more….

Nigerian tech entrepreneurs crowdfunding for COVID-19 relief

A host of Nigerian tech entrepreneurs have teamed up to crowdfund a COVID-19 relief fund to help Nigerians in financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic. Read more……

GNI launches global Journalism Emergency Relief Fund for local news publishers

The Google News Initiative has launched a Journalism Emergency Relief Fund to deliver urgent aid to thousands of small, medium and local news publishers globally. Read more….

Funding in Southern Africa

SweepSouth fund at R8m

SA on-demand cleaning startup SweepSouth’s SweepStar Fund has raised over R8-million to provide relief for over 3000 domestic workers registered on SweepSouth’s online platform, the startup said in a statement yesterday. Read more…..

Get Funded Africa is a technology-based, business information platform operated by Afriscaper Research & Consulting Limited with a mission to reduce barriers to funding for African businesses. GFA matches investor ready, African & African-Diaspora owned companies with global investors, leveraging market research, industry data and news aggregation

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