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Daily Digest Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Funding In Southern Africa

Zimbabwe’s Centragrid to Scale Up Solar Output

Zimbabwean solar power company Centragrid plans to increase generation capacity to 25 megawatts (MW) by October 2021, helping the country chip away at a huge electricity deficit that has hurt mines and kept households in the dark for hours. Read more

Funding In West Africa

Atlanta Solar Firm Connects More Villages to ‘Mini-Grids’ in Nigeria, Kenya

Atlanta-based Renewvia Energy Corp. has taken new steps toward its dream of bringing solar energy to off-grid communities in Africa, building a scalable business in the process. Read more

Funding In North Africa

Egypt’s Sakneen gets Y Combinator’s backing for its online real estate platform

Cairo-based online real estate platform Sakneen announced today that it has been backed by Y Combinator. The startup was part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2020 batch that graduated earlier this year with a virtual demo day. It has raised $150,000 from Y Combinator as part of joining the program. Read more

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Calls For Funding & Other Events

UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Blockchain Startups

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to makeup to $100K equity-free investments (in USD and/or cryptocurrency) to provide early stage (seed) financing and mentoring to for-profit technology startups that have the potential to benefit humanity. Read more

Private LTE communications empowering North Sea wind farm

Join this live discussion and learn about the use cases and benefits a wind farm operator is realising with their private LTE/5G network. Read more

Download a copy of GFA’s Guide To Fundraising For African Start-Ups

GetFundedAfrica 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

GFA’s must read weekend feature entitled Making Finance Work For Agriculture in Africa [Part 2] has been released. Read more

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