African trading platform WaystoCap raises $3M right after graduating Y Combinator

Cross-border commerce platform WaystoCap has raised new funding to expand its reach in Africa, the startup confirmed to TechCrunch today. A recent graduate from the Y Combinator...

Opera doubles down on Africa with $100M plan to make its browser a media...

Opera, the Norwegian browser-maker that was sold to a Chinese consortium last year, is doubling down on the African market after it announced plans to invest...

Nigeria’s Cars45 closes $5M round to digitize Africa’s used autos markets

Africa’s startup boom is moving into the used-vehicle space. Nigeria based Cars45.com raised a $5 million Series A round from the Frontier Cars Group, a...

Tech and politics clash in Cameroon as government restores internet

The government of Cameroon ended its internet blackout of parts of the country last week, according to news reports and confirmation from the country’s Ambassador...

Africa Roundup: Google expands, 500 Startups tours, BRCK launches SupaBRCK

March was a busy month across Africa’s tech space. 500 Startups’ frontier and emerging markets travel series ― Geeks on a Plane ― kicked off its first...

No cobalt, no Tesla?

Sebastien Gandon Crunch Network Contributor Sebastien Gandon is a senior VP at East Capital Asia Ltd. He has close to 15 years experience...

2016 Africa roundup: drone delivery, VC, unicorns, exits and Zuck

Twenty-sixteen was a pivotal year for African tech. The continent’s IT scene attracted major...

Expanding fitness wearables in Africa, Garmin launches a watch line in Ghana with MTN

Garmin has partnered with mobile telecom giant MTN to launch a line of fitness watches in Ghana. The GPS navigation and sports tech company will...

Nigeria’s Black Friday sales test the e-commerce models of startups Jumia and Konga

Africa’s two leading e-commerce startups, Jumia and Konga, topped their 2015 Black Friday merchandise sales in Nigeria—even as the country weathers currency volatility and recession. The...

It takes more than a village

 Where there is wireless connectivity, there is a way to improve lives. That’s why countless mobile-for-development programs designed to address health, education and economic issues have been flooding Africa. Hailed...