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Daily Digest Thursday, 11 June 2020

GetFundedAfrica’s Guide To Fundraising For African Start-Ups

Provides an overview of how African small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) can leverage data to pitch to global investors.This guide aims to provide an understanding of the steps African SMEs can follow in raising funds for growth and development and an understanding of what investors are really looking for. Get your copy here

Funding In West Africa

Uber Launches Digital Top-up Feature ‘Uber Cash’ in Partnership with Nigeria’s Flutterwave

Ride-hailing giant, Uber has partnered with Nigeria’s Flutterwave to launch Uber Cash, its digital wallet feature in Sub-Saharan Africa. The new feature will allow Uber riders to top-up their Uber wallet using Flutterwave’s network of remittance partners in the region.  Read more

MTN successfully issues N100billion Series I and II Notes, the largest by a Nigerian corporate

MTN Nigeria Communications PLC (“MTN Nigeria” or the “Company”) has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the investing public of the successful issuance of N100 billion Series I & II Notes under the debut N100 Billion Commercial Paper (“CP”) Programme. MTN Nigeria priced the Series I 180 day CP at an effective yield of 4.90% for a N20 billion size and the Series II 270 day CP sized at N80 billion cleared at an effective yield of 5.95%. Read more

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Funding In Southern Africa

SA investtech startup Merge secures funding from Nigerian VC

South African startup Merge, an app and web-based platform that acts as a digital meeting place for entrepreneurs and investors, has raised funding from Nigerian VC firm Platform Capital to help it expand across the continent. Launched last September by Zander Mathee and Brandon Bate Read more 

Call For Applications

[APPLY] ECOWAS Research Grant Programme 2020

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), offers the ECOWAS Research Grant Programme in 2020. They are inviting research teams to submit proposals for policy research in any of the energy fields. Read more

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