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17
Aug

VENTURE GARDEN GROUP LAUNCHES GREENHOUSE CAPITAL

Last night, Venture Garden Group (VGG) officially launched its funding medium, GreenHouse Capital at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos. VGG is a holding company for fintech entities that provide innovative, data-driven, end-to-end technology platforms, and they’re looking to support home-grown startups with funding. GreenHouse Capital exists to provide funding for local startups who don’t have the opportunity to build their...
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10
Aug

Metro Africa Xpress Looks To Bring On-Demand Local Delivery To Urban Africa

Adetayo Bamiduro had to convince his co-founder Chinedu Azodoh that starting an e-commerce site wasn’t necessarily the best idea — at least, not yet. Instead, the two decided to start Metro Africa Xpress (or MAX, for short), a last-mile delivery service for urban Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria. MAX is launching onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London. The service gives merchants...
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10
Aug

Iyin Aboyeji officially announces Andela exit

Just eight weeks after raising $24 million in a funding round led by Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation, Andela, one of Nigeria’s best-known startups, is saying goodbye to its co-founder Iyinoluwa ‘E’ Aboyeji. Aboyeji, the face of the high profile Lagos-based coder training company, is now starting a new startup called Flutterwave, a digital payments infrastructure platform that will...
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05
Aug

The Story Of SureBids

FROM THE VENTURE GARDEN GROUP TO 500 STARTUPS SureBids, the mother company of pioneer gifting platform Suregifts.com.ng has been admitted into the 500 Startups incubator. The startup which started as an online gifting platform has metamorphosed into a solution providing access to credit and ultimately trying to kill cash in Africa. SureBids journey is all shades of amazing...
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18
May

Tutor.ng– a startup with a new model for education in Nigeria

Tutor.ng is a new online learning platform, based in Nigeria, that was born out of the desire to solve some of the challenges to education and learning in the country. “Our current education system can’t meet our demand,” Fehintolu Olaogun, tech entrepreneur and co-founder of Tutor.ng, told How we made it in Africa. “And a lot...
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17
May

FCMB boosts cashless policy with mobile POS terminals

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited has unveiled a Mobile Point of Sale (MPoS) terminal, called FCMB PayPad. The Bank said the introduction of the new product is a demonstration of its commitment to further support the growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) and the success of the cashless policy initiative in Nigeria....
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