Daily Digest Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Funding In Africa

Unilever invests $1.2bln to replace oil products in cleaning brands

Unilever announced an investment of $1.2 billion to cut fossil fuels from all of its cleaning brands. The move aligns with the company’s ambition to become more environment-friendly and reduce its carbon footprint. Read more

Funding In Southern Africa

SA startup Secures $3.3-Million In Funding

The funding was received in a Series A Round to from Platform Investment Partners (PIP) invested, Ruby Rock Investment and LBO. The funding was secured in May 2020 and has enabled the innovative tech startup up to scale-up its footprint to supplying its pay-as-you-go solar-power devices to over 100 000 customers in Malawi and Uganda. Read more

Call For Application & Other Web-Events

Afrolynk 2020 Conference Is Going Virtual

Conferences, events and seminars have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This, however, hasn’t meant that event planners have been deterred. The show must go on as they say, and we have witnessed a number of events going virtual. This is no different for Afrolynk 2020. Find out more here.

Opinion Corner

Is Africa Heading Towards A Cashless Society?

Vonthron and Adeyemi agree that digital banking is on the increase, but believe that it can only gain prevalence if infrastructure issues, such as the requirement of identity for onboarding, are fixed. Adeyemi does not believe we will have a world without cash, although we will use it less. For her, cash may continue to be king for the foreseeable future. Read more

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GFA Attract & GFA Weekly Round Up Podcast

In thIs episode of GFA Attract, we interview Lola and Layo, London based twin sisters who run London a fashion startup Let’sDressYouUp’.

Watch their exclusive interview here

In this episode of the GFA weekly round up segment we covered funding activity from across Africa between August 31 – September 4

Listen to the podcast here

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