Daily Digest Wednesday 19 August 2020
Funding In North Africa
Makwa secures six-figure Seed funding
Makwa is a mobile app providing doorstep dry cleaning and laundry pick-up and delivery services. Customers use the app to schedule pickup and delivery time slots, give special washing/ironing instructions, track orders, review order history Read more
Funding In Southern Africa
SA-owned LightWare receives $1.5-million investment
The investment funding provided will allow LightWare to rapidly create a series of innovative products using technology. Backed by 27four, Sanari Capital’s Lower and Mid Market Fund has made its first Read more
Call For Applications & Other Web-Events
GFA’s Must Attend Web-Events for African Start-ups
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[Opinion] Lessons for entrepreneurs on how to survive and thrive during a pandemic
With 30 years of experience building technology companies around the globe, Butkow is the ex COO of Accenture South Africa and now the CEO of Kalon Venture Partners. Read more
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In this episode of GFA-Attract, GetFundedAfrica’s Co-Founder, Debo Omololu discusses with Yassine Oussaifi, a Tunis-based Venture Capital Partner at AfricInvest Group. AfricInvest has $1.5 billion in funds under management and is one of Africa’s largest venture capital firms. Yassine loves water sports and basketball and tries to relax at beach locations.