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Daily Digest Thursday, 3 September 2020

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Ericsson Innovation Awards 2020 looking for innovators supporting climate change

Ericsson Innovation Awards 2020 are themed “Reclaim the future,” which centers on addressing current and future climate challenges and focuses primarily on how information and communications technology (ICT) can provide radical climate change mitigation for consumers and industries alike. Read more

GetFundedAfrica Has Opened Up Funding Application Portal

GetFundedAfrica Ventures, a social venture on a mission to uplift people and economies in Africa through entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce that it has started accepting applications for equity capital funding from startups across Africa. Start-ups in pre-seed and seed stages of fundraising can apply for funding through the dedicated application page on GetFundedAfrica’s website.

Funding In East Africa

Kenya’s WomenWork raises funding from Mastercard Foundation to offer loans to women-owned SMEs

WomenWork in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has launched Rebuild, a program that offers emergency loans and business expertise to women entrepreneurs in Kenya. Read more

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Funding In North Africa

Egypt ’s Hydro Farms Raises New Funds, Launches New Products

Egypt’s pioneer hydroponic farming company, Hydro Farms, has secured new funds from a group of angel investors from Egypt and the Gulf Region, with a plan by the company to further expand to additional markets.  Read more

Funding In West Africa

Nigerian Health-tech Startup Healthlane Raises $2.4 Million From Sequoia Capital

The Digital Horizon venture fund invests in early-stage start-ups that have working products and promising solutions for the financial industry, e-commerce, education and enterprise software. The venture builder creates breakthrough projects in finance, retail, marketing, and media. Read more

Opinion Corner

[Opinion] Why the Healthcare Industry must Adapt to the Cyberthreat Landscape

While healthcare providers must accelerate their digital health maturity as it directly improves operational efficiencies, quality of patient care and improves the protection of personal and sensitive information, it also provides a greater platform and risk for cyberattacks. Read more


In this episode of GFA-Attract, we discuss with Kennedy Mubita, Nairobi based Venture Capital Lead for Africa & Middle east at SC Ventures, the venture capital arm of Standard Chartered Bank. SC Ventures is a $100 million fund focused on FinTech investments.

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