2021

Weekly Digest 12

20 October 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Goodwell participates in Asante’s US$7.5mn funding round Asante Financial Services Group (“Asante”) announces US$7.5mn Series A investment anchored by Goodwell Investm…

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Weekly Digest 11

13 October 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Knife Capital and Hlayisani Growth Fund in edtech deal Education technology company Snapplify has raised R30mn in “expansion capital” from venture capital firm Knife C…

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Weekly Digest 10

06 October 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | DPI raises one of the largest Africa funds at US$900mn to invest in innovation-led companies Development Partners International (DPI) announced that the African Develo…

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Weekly Digest 9

29 September 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | ReelFruit raises US$3mn in Series A funding round led by Alitheia Capital Alitheia IDF led the round and invested US$2mn while other investors included Samata Capital …

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Weekly Digest 8

22 September 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Cartona raises US$4.5mn in funding  Cartona, the Egypt-based B2B platform connecting retailers to manufacturers and wholesalers, has successfully raised US$4.5mn in it…

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Weekly Digest 7

15 September 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | SunFunder invests US$4mn into off-grid solar company SunFunder, which provides debt financing for solar enterprises working in emerging and frontier markets, announced…

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Weekly Digest 6

08 September 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Cropnuts, backed by DOB Equity, launches AgViza, a new disruptive AI platform, designed to make soil testing more affordable for African farmers Crop Nutrition Laborat…

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Weekly Digest 5

01 September 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Sequoia Heritage, Stripe and others invest US$200mn in African fintech Wave at US$1.7bn valuation Wave, the U.S. and Senegal-based mobile money provider, has raised US…

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Weekly Digest 4

25 August 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | OPay raises US$400mn in a funding round led by SoftBank Chinese-backed and Africa-focused fintech company OPay raised US$400mn in new financing led by SoftBank Vision …

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Weekly Digest 3

18 August 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Acumen closes US$58mn impact fund, the first to drive climate adaptation for smallholder farmers The Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) closed in June 2021. This…

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Weekly Digest 2

11 August 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Old Mutual PE fund backs Malawian macadamia producer Africa Merchant Capital (AMC) Advisory advised the management team at Gala Agriculture Company, a macadamia planta…

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Weekly Digest 1

04 August 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Pearl Capital Partners' invests US$2.5mn in Pura Organic Agro Tech Ltd Yield Uganda Investment Fund (Yield Fund), which is managed by Pearl Capital Partners, has annou…

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