African tech roundup: Fintech News Dominates Holiday Headlines + Insights From CES 2017

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This week, the African Tech Roundup team is catching up on some of the biggest stories that broke during the holiday. Some of these stories include Standard Bank acquiring Firepay— the company behind the SnapScan payments app, the George Soros-backed VC, Leapfrog raising $800 million to invest in Africa’s finance scene, and Nigerian fintech startup, Paystack, closing a $1.3 million seed investment round involving Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments.

Also, Andile has a chat with Nicholus Steward, founder and CEO of the Swazi Bridge Project. Nicholus attended the world’s biggest tech show, CES 2017 in Las Vegas two weeks ago, and he was glad to share insights he gleaned from the event.

 


Editor’s Note: African Tech Roundup is a weekly podcast, hosted by Andile Masuku, that covers technology, digital and innovation highlights from across Africa and beyond. This episode first appeared on africantechroundup.com.