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Africa Tech Startup Spotlights

Tech startups across Africa are making a huge impact. Each month, Disrupt Africa writes for Connecting Africa, putting a spotlight on a Hot Tech Startup. Discover the Africa Tech startup spotlights for 2020.


December 2020

The startup has developed an online- and offline-based retail management and point-of-sale platform for physical retailers, helping them record sales, generate receipts and track inventory.


November 2020

South Africa's FlexClub launched a managed marketplace that helps independent drivers on digital platforms become vehicle owners.


October 2020

Nigerian startup VNTS manufactures network devices that solve last-mile connectivity and last-inch Wi-Fi signal issues using existing electrical cabling.


September 2020

MPost, a Kenyan digital addressing company, is providing those without physical addresses a way to receive mail using a virtual address linked to their mobile number.

EDUTECH SPOTLIGHT: Ethiopia's BeBlocky

August 2020

Ethiopian startup BeBlocky is trying to make learning to code easier and more accessible for young people, by turning it into a game.

Zimbabwe's Dr CADx

July 2020

Dr CADx has developed a computer-aided diagnostics system that is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to help doctors diagnose medical images more accurately, at a low cost, and remotely.


June 2020

SynCommerce emerged from the insight that SME merchants need a solution that will allow them to automatically manage their selling processes from one place, and automatically keep their data and inventory synchronized, without switching from platform to platform.

Africa FinTech Spotlight: Nigerian farmer financing platform Crop2Cash

May 2020

Founded in 2018 by Michael Ogundare, Seyi Alabi and Emem Essien, Crop2Cash has built a channel that enables payments both to farmers and by farmers. Banks and other formal lenders are able to sign in to the platform, find groups of vetted farmers that are ready to receive credit for a season, and fund them directly.

Emerging Technology Spotlight: Solar-powered Wi-Fi network provider Tizeti

April 2020

Where incumbents have failed, African startups are stepping in to expand connectivity and additional services to regions where the Internet has struggled to penetrate thus far. One of the key startups doing this is Nigerian company Tizeti, founded in 2014.

Connecting The Next Billion Spotlight: Mini-Internet network provider NodeOne

March 2020

Launched last year after two years in development, NodeOne's hardware and software package enables anyone, anywhere to create small, affordable Internet networks.

IOT in Africa Spotlight: IoT-enabled refrigeration company Gricd

February 2020

Nigerian startup Gricd, which is using solar power and the Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure effective refrigeration.

FinTech Africa Spotlight: Nigerian Startup OneFi

January 2020

Founded by brothers Chijioke and Ngozi Dozie, OneFi is the parent company of what was known as Paylater, a platform launched in 2016 to provide Nigerians with access to instant loans.

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