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OPay is a company that enables users to accomplish more with their money by providing smart financial services. Read more
Paystack helps accept online and offline payments from anyone, anywhere in the world. Read more
Liquid Telecom is an independent data, voice, and IP provider that is committed to building Africa’s digital future. Read more
I-Pay is an instant EFT payment service in South Africa that allows your customer to make secure online payments directly into your bank. Read more
Yoco helps 100,000 small businesses in South Africa get paid in-store, online, and on the go. Read more
mPharma is making healthcare affordable to all segments of populations by helping pharmaceutical and insurance companies with solutions to make medicines more accessible. Read more
Fintech company based in Cape Town Read more
uLesson mobile offering rests on three pillars: academics,media & technology and curriculum content is delivered via streaming and SD cards. Read more
TymeBank is a South African fully black-owned and controlled investment company. Read more
Luno makes it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies in South Africa. Read more
M-kopa is a clean-energy startup that provides low-income homes with affordable asset financing for connected solar technology and other life-changing products and services. Read more
Aerobotics is a SA Ag-Tech startup focused on providing tree crop protection to farmers through early problem detection and alerts. Our Aeroview platform combines weekly satellite data, drone imagery and scout information to track farm performance on a per-tree basis Read more
The Explore Data Science Academy will serve the demand for big data analytics skills . Read more
PropertyPro.ng is a real estate property search platform in Nigeria. Read more
PalmPay is a simple and secure payment app that give rewards. Read more
Twiga Foods is a business-to-business marketplace platform that sources produce directly from farmers and delivers it to urban retailers. Read more
We believe access to education should be at the tip of the finger. We designed a platform to help parents find information about school admission dates, application forms, entry requirements, facilities, subjects, fees, contact information, reviews and physical locations. Read more
Carry1st develops and publishes social games and digital commerce apps that are interactive to serve the African market. Read more
The Daily Maverick is an online newspaper with news, information, analysis, newsletters, opinion pieces, and advertisements. Read more
TeamApt is a financial technology company focused developing Digital Banking, Business Solutions and Payments Infrastructure. Read more
Kopo Kopo is a US-based company that offers solutions to help businesses grow and prosper through payments. Read more
Skynamo is a field sales management and productivity app that provides real-time customer, stock, and sales information. Read more
OfferZen is a platform to get competing job offers from top South African tech companies. Read more
CoinAfrique is a mobile application which classifieds ads platform connects online sellers and buyers in 16 African countries. Read more
CoinFLEX (Coin Futures and Lending Exchange) is the world's first physically delivered cryptocurrency futures exchange. Read more
Bayport Management Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides retail financial services in the Republic of Mauritius and internationally. Read more
Cellulant is a leading multinational payments company in Africa on a mission to digitize payments for Africa's largest economies. Read more
Copia Global provides a consumer catalog order and delivery system intended to serve consumers in the developing world. Read more
Komaza is a tech-driven sustainable forestry company revolutionizing the wood industry. Read more
Cytonn Investments is an investment and real estate company. Read more
Apollo Agriculture's mission is to deliver modern farming everywhere Read more
Sendyit is an e-logistics delivery platform that connects businesses and drivers of all vehicle types for deliveries. Read more
CSquared builds metro fiber and Wi-Fi networks to help local providers connect more people to the Internet and each other Read more
Affordable access to hearing care using digital solutions that anyone can use, anywhere Read more
SweepSouth is a cleaning service company that connects clients to on-demand domestic cleaners via an online booking platform. Read more
Pineapple allows users to insure personal belongings by taking pictures using their mobile devices. By snapping pictures, Pineapple is able to provide insurance quotes and comprehensive coverage to users. Read more
Sanergy generates fertilizer and other by-products through providing safe, affordable sanitation in the slums. Read more
Helium Health is an EHR company specializing in developing hospital software to manage patients’ health records and data. Read more
SunCulture designs and sells solar-powered irrigation systems to farmers in Kenya. The SunCulture SolarDrip Irrigation Kit combines the reliability of solar-powered water pumping with the efficiency of low-pressure drip irrigation. The system delivers water directly to crop roots, resulting in yield gains of up to 300% and water savings of up to 90%. The SolarDrip Irrigation Kit also benefits farmers through significant energy, labor, and fertilizer cost savings. Read more
Metro Africa Express addresses the last-mile delivery and online-retail problems by using mobile and web platforms. Read more
Credpal is a tech company that allows consumers buy anything across various online and offline merchants and pay for it in installments Read more
Carbon ignites personal growth through financial innovation Read more
TradeDepot is a B2B e-commerce and embedded finance platform that offers a broad range of consumer goods to SME retailers. Read more
A credit first neobank for the unbanked Read more
Lulalend is an online lending company that provides fast and easy working capital funding to small businesses in South Africa. Read more
Planet42 is democratising mobility by enabling people ignored by banks to get access to a personal vehicle through car subscription service. Read more
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