TechCabal daily: Teraco’s got some dough

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It’s Wednesday…

1. Teraco got the dough – My subpar rhyming skills aside, South African data centre operator, Teraco, has raised new funding. It’s a $900,000 debt facility from Absa to enable it complete its ongoing data centre facility while also investing in a new location. Link.

2. Global bitcoin firm, Bitwala, has just launched a new product that will let its customers transfer funds to mobile money accounts using Bitcoin. The service is available in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda and it’s free to use. Link.

3. Fitfam here we come – Truppr has launched a new Facebook Messenger bot to help you find fitness activities and workout buddies around you. The bot is named TSam and it uses your location to suggest fitness activities in your area. Link.

+ Truppr is also looking for a Senior Android Developer. Link.

4. There hasn’t been internet connectivity in Anglophone Cameroon for 57 Days now. AP reports on how much these shutdowns have cost African countries in the past year.


Thought you might like these…

+ 🎵 We found love in unexpected places (x2). As Zikoko has discovered, Twitter is that place for most of us in Nigeria.

+ Would you try this? Nonfiction books transformed into short summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes. Link.

+ To celebrate #PiDay, Business Insider shared some animations to help understand those pesky math concepts from high school. Where were you when I needed you, Business Insider? Link.

+ Building the oxymoron that is an anonymous social network. Link.


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+ This Thursday, we’re hosting another exclusive AMA session with Greentree Investment’s Abis Soetan. Link


Upcoming events…

Johannesburg: The global entrepreneurship congress started on Monday and will end on Thursday, March 16th. Link.

Lagos: G3 Mobile Games Developers meetup, March 15th. Link.

Sandton: African Tech Roundup Live podcast recording, March 16th. Link.

Accra: Facebook bot party at MEST, March 16th. Link.

Lagos: Python WhiteSpace dev meetup, March 16th. Link.

Lagos: Datalytics meetup by CcHUB, March 16th. Link.

Lagos: Use the Capital Square workspace for free on Friday, March 17th. Link.

Ibadan: Wennovation chat with Prosper Otemuyiwa on finding a world class technical co-founder, March 17th. Link.

Kaduna: Google Cloud Next ’17 Extended Viewing Party, March 18th. Link.

Douala: Facebook bot party at Activspaces, March 18th. Link.

Lagos: Digital Health Nigeria App Challenge Meet-Up, March 18th. Link.

Upcoming application deadlines

DEMO Africa Zambia:
Zambian startups, you have until today, March 15th to send in your applications to pitch at the DEMO Africa Lusaka tour. Link.

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