SA SME Fund, TIA partner to invest in three venture capital funds

SA SME Fund, TIA partner to invest in three venture capital funds

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SOUTH AFRICA – The South African Small and Medium Enterprises Fund (SA SME Fund) and the government’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) announced a partnership in the national system of innovation, a public-private partnership, to co-invest R350 million (US$23.6m) across three venture capital…

Little Cab launches WhatsApp bookings to increase its reservation options

Little Cab launches WhatsApp bookings to increase its reservation options

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KENYA – Little Cab, a local e-hailing taxi firm and a Safaricom-backed app, has introduced an online chat booking platform, thus increasing reservation options for customers amid growing competition in the local market. Through the platform, a user can hail a Little…

Seven startups announced as winners of Pitch AgriHack competition

Seven startups announced as winners of Pitch AgriHack competition

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GHANA – Pitch AgriHack, a competition organised by CTA to help young agricultural entrepreneurs build viable businesses and boost innovation for a more sustainable agricultural sector have announced its winners. Seven young agricultural entrepreneurs, including four women, were awarded today a combined…