funding round

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, […]

Tope Awotona’s cloud scheduling platform Calendly, has raised $350 million from OpenView Venture Partners and Iconiq capital, making the Atlanta-based company valued at over $3 billion. The high valuation is due to the explosive growth Calendly experienced last year. In 2019, Calendly had less than a million users; now, it currently has about 10 million […]

A year after it raised a seed round of $3.1m, Nigerian Edtech platform uLesson founded by former Konga’s CEO Sim Shagaya, announced today that it has closed a $7.5m Series A round. uLesson, which was founded in 2019, is working on bridging the educational gaps for K-7 to K-12 students across Africa by delivering affordable, […]


Kuda Bank, Africa

Earlier this week, Kuda Bank announced that it has raised $10m in a seed round. It was touted to be the largest African Fintech seed round by Target Global its lead investor. Well, that’s if you don’t count Palm pay, which raised a $40m seed round around this same time last year. With that out […]

Jiji Secures $21 million as OList Becomes a Serious Challenger
Business, Funding, News, startups
10th December 2019

Jiji, the Nigeria-based classifieds listing company, has raised $21 million Series C funding from six investors. The round was led by Knuru Capital, an Abu Dhabi-based venture capital fund that focuses on late-stage companies. Founded in 2014 by Ukrainians Anton Wolyansky and Vladimir Mnogoletniy, Jiji is one of the biggest classifieds listing company in Africa. […]


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