Big story today: Nigerian startup that wants to overhaul Africa’s $6B printing sector, Printivo, closed a seed round. Most of the information regarding the deal is kept close to the vest, but we do know the investment is upwards of $100,000 dollars and the investor is the Silicon Valley-based VC fund, EchoVC. Congrats to Yomi Ojo and the Printivo team. What else happened today?
You’ll forget it’s your birthday. And your friends’. Every. Single. Year. What else could happen?
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Kenya receives digitised national archives [ITNewsAfrica]
According to a report via barakafm.org, the Google Cultural Institute – in collaboration with the Kenya National Archives – has launched a digitised version of the country’s National Archives.