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Female entrepreneurs invited to apply for GreenHouse Lab accelerator

Female-led and female-focused African tech startups have been invited to apply for the  three-month GreenHouse Lab accelerator, which offers funding, mentoring and networking opportunities. Disrupt Africa reported in July of last year that Nigerian investment fund GreenHouse Capital, launched by VC firm Venture Garden Group in 2017, had formed GreenHouse Lab, an accelerator programme focused …

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Financing plan timely

The recent initiative to offer 100 women-owned businesses in East Africa a chance to secure additional capital for expanding their operations is a timely one. Under the auspices of the Graca Machel Trust, the Invest2Impact competition will see the eventual winners being funded by leading development finance institutions. Among the …

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Alitheia IDF is now accepting applications for the Nzinga Scale Fund for businesses seeking up to $3 million in funding

Alitheia IDF, a private equity fund that identifies, invests in and grows SMEs led by gender-diverse teams to achieve solid financial returns and tangible social impact for communities in Africa, has launched the Nzinga Scale Fund with the aim of investing up to $3 million along with technical assistance resources …

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Finding The Right Financing For Your Business

No matter what the economy is doing in Africa, there is little that can starve the entrepreneurial spirit of the continent. So, it is encouraging that aspiring small business owners have the potential to see a good profit. The banking sector is meeting start-up demands with comprehensive financing products with …

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Solar PAYG provider secures debt funding worth $18m

A consortium of renewable energy-focused lenders is providing debt funding totalling $18 million to a manufacturer of solar power products, d.light solar. The consortium includes two responsAbility-managed funds, along with SunFunder, DWM and SIMA The financing will be used to further grow the company’s operations across Africa, which it already brought …

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Lebashe denies PIC loan paid for Tiso Blackstar acquisition

‘This deal was acquired using our resources and profits from our other businesses,’ Lebashe chief investment officer Warren Wheatley said. The Lebashe Investment Group, which recently bought Tiso Blackstar Holdings’ media, broadcasting and content businesses for R1.05 billion, has distanced itself from allegations it unduly benefited from a Public Investment …

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Founders Factory Africa and Netcare to fund 35 health-tech startups

Founders Factory Africa and South African healthcare company Netcare will select 35 African health-tech startups for an acceleration and incubation program. The partnership includes an investment (of an undisclosed amount) by Netcare in Founder’s Factory Africa, or FFA. The Johannesburg located organization was formed in 2018 as an extension of Founders Factory in …

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