Next Wave: Nigeria’s unemployment gunpowder How to make and sell NFTs MARCH 21, 2021 This newsletter is a weekly in-depth analysis of tech and innovation in Africa that will serve as a post-pandemic guide. Subscribe here to get it directly in your inbox every Sunday at 3 pm WAT Hello, Last week was packed with […]
PayPal users anywhere in the world can now pay African merchants directly, thanks to a new partnership between the US payments giant and Flutterwave. People in the US and other countries where PayPal is available will see “Pay with PayPal” on a Flutterwave merchant’s checkout page, provided the merchant has enabled the option. Founded in […]
Next Wave: If Flutterwave did it mPharma does it again MARCH 14, 2021 This newsletter is a weekly in-depth analysis of tech and innovation in Africa that will serve as a post-pandemic guide. Subscribe here to get it directly in your inbox every Sunday at 3 pm WAT Hello, On a radio show last Thursday, […]
From 12:12 am WAT on Wednesday, March 10, through dawn, tech Twitter in major African cities bubbled into a broth of inspirational quotes and hot takes. “Flutterwave” was a trending topic in Nigeria with over 10,000 tweets before 10 am. Much of that attention was focused on Olugbenga Agboola, the fintech startup’s CEO, and his […]
The Nigerian fintech startup, Flutterwave made a splash today after it became Africa’s newest unicorn. Here’s tech startups and enthusiasts need to know about the race to $1 billion.
African fintech company Flutterwave announced that it has raised $170 million in Series C funding, valuing the company at over $1 billion. The round was led by growth-equity firms Avenir Growth Capital and Tiger Global. New and existing investors who participated include DST Global, Early Capital Berrywood, Green Visor Capital, Greycroft Capital, Insight Ventures, PayPal, […]