Financial & Tech

Tesla Founder Elon Musk Buys Twitter for $44 Billion

Elon Musk’s Joke On Buying Twitter Manifests 6 Years Later

What started out as a joke in a tweet reply back in 2017 became the ultimate resolve for the World’s youngest billionaire, Elon Musk. This exchange continues to haunt me pic.twitter.com/W06oSqx0MR — Dave Smith (@redletterdave) April 25, 2022 Dave Smith shared a screenshot of the conversation from 2017 indicating that it continues to haunt him. […]
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Tushop Raises $3M to Scale Community Group-Buying in Kenya

Tushop Raises $3M to Scale Community Group-Buying in Kenya

Kenyan social-commerce platform, Tushop has secured $3M in pre-seed funding round, led by 4DX Ventures and with participation from JAM Fund, Breyer Capital, Chandaria Capital, TO Ventures, Golden Palm Investments, FirstCheck Africa, and DFS Lab. The startup enables communities in Nairobi to buy groceries more cheaply with free delivery. Wasoko (formerly Sokowatch) also joined to […]
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Safaricom, Gulf African Bank launch Shariah Compliant Halal Pesa

Safaricom and Gulf African Bank, have today partnered to launch Halal Pesa, a Shari’ah-compliant mobile financing solution. Halal Pesa becomes the first Shariah-compliant mobile and digital financial solution in the country. Customers accessing financing through the service will receive the amount requested in full with a repayment period of 30 days at a 5% commodity […]
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Flutterwave CEO Joins Lipa Later’s Advisory Board

Flutterwave CEO Joins Lipa Later’s Advisory Board

Africa’s Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) firm Lipa Later Group has appointed Flutterwave Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Mr. Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola as a member of its advisory board.  A highly regarded serial entrepreneur with two successful exits under his belt, Mr. Agboola is a software engineer with an MBA and a Master’s degree in Information Technology Security and Behavioural […]
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