Tag: Start up

Kenyan agri-tech start-up Apollo Agriculture raises $6mn in funding

Apollo Agriculture, a Nairobi based agri-tech start-up has raised about $6 million in its series A round of funding. CNBC Africa spoke to Benjamin Njenga, Co-Founder of Apollo Agriculture for more.

How this African tech start-up is disrupting America’s public safety industry

South African born tech company RapidDeploy has become the most disruptive company to hit the United States public safety industry in decades. The company raised over R250 million in investments after starting out in the emergency first responder community in Cape Town. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Steven Raucher, CEO of RapidDeploy.

OYI on a quest to make health care affordable through innovative medical scheme

A Fintech start-up with an innovative edge may be able to change the world of medical aid in South Africa for low income earners. Tamsanqa Ngalo is the founder of OYI which is a medical expense credit card helping those who may not have access to funds to pay for their medical expenses. Tamsanqa joins CNBC Africa for more.

Rwandan start-ups to show their stuff

German-owned business and tech hub, Westerwelle start-up Haus Kigali hosted a networking exhibition for start-ups to come and showcase their work. The exhibition registered over 100 start-ups and offered them the opportunity to network with their peers and different players from across sectors. CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo is joined by Sangwa Rwabuhihi, General Manager, Haus Kigali for more.

54GENE raises $4.5mn to build pan-African biobank

Africa-focused health tech genomic startup 54Gene recently raised $4.5 million in seed capital and plans to build a DNA biobank in Africa. Abasi Ene-Obong CEO of 54gene joins CNBC Africa for more.

How Rwandan start-ups plan to contribute to 1.5mn jobs target

In a rush to achieve the government's seven-year programme target to create 1.5 million off-farm jobs by 2024. Rwandan start-up BAG Innovation hopes to empower university students in the country to produce sustainable solutions for local and international markets. For more CNBC Africa is joined by Yussouf Ntwali, Head of Operations at Bag Innovation.

Start-up incubator EFI Hub in talks to sell majority stake to UK-based firm

Start-up incubator EFI Hub is in talks with a UK-based private equity firm to offload a majority stake. The stake sale, which is likely to be a mix of equity and cash, could value the incubator close to $5 million.

Nigerian blood delivery start-up raises $200,000 for expansion

Nigerian blood delivery start-up raises $200,000 for expansion