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Daily Digest Monday, 14 September 2020

Funding In West Africa

Report Indicates 70% Of Nigerian Startups Face Funding Challenges

The white paper has been published by Endeavor, a global high-impact entrepreneurship network in collaboration with Stears Data, a leading Nigerian data collection company. Read more

Funding In Africa

The Trump Administration Is Investing In African E-commerce Startups Focused On Rural Areas

While notable e-commerce companies like Jumia and South Africa’s TakeALot, have raised hundreds of millions of dollars on the promise of dominating urban centers and middle-class customers in Africa’s largest cities, DFC appears to be targeting startups with a more linear focus. Read more

Latest News

Binance Offers DeFi Coders $100,000; DeFi Market Value Hits $8 Billion

Each proposal will go through security audits and due diligence. Approved DeFi projects can get up to $100,000 in funding, while their tokens will benefit from the liquidity available through Binance’s proprietary blockchain. The Malta-based firm says high-quality projects may also be listed on Binance. Read more

Bonfire Ventures Ignites $100M Fund II (Exclusive)

Bonfire writes bigger checks than typical seed funds, which is partly a function of operating at the later end of the ever widening definition of seed and also that it prides itself on taking a high-conviction, high-involvement approach. It plans to once again invest in between 25 to 30 companies over three years and lead about 75% of transactions. Read more

Opinion Corner

Why Is iROKOtv Leaving Africa’s Billion Dollar Industry So Early, And What Does The Future Hold For Other Video-on-Demand Startups?

Going down with the company are about 150 jobs — Not the first time it is hacking off those jobs though. It did so between 2010 and 2015 when it asked over 130 workers in Lagos to go. 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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