Cellulant, a Nairobi & Lagos–based digital payments provider, raised $47.5M in Series C funding.
d.light, a global for-profit social enterprise, raised $50m in debt funding.
Branch International, a San Francisco, CA-based mobile branchless bank for emerging markets, raised $70m in Series B debt and equity funding.
BitPesa, a blockchain payments platform for Africa and Europe, acquired TransferZero, an international, online money transfer platform.
Greenlight Planet Inc., a provider of off-grid solar products and solar financing for underserved populations around the world, raised $60m in debt and equity funding.
Angaza Design, a San Francisco, California and Nairobi, Kenya-based alternative energy startup, raised $10.5m in Series B financing.
Gro Intelligence, the New York and Nairobi, Kenya-based agricultural data analytics business used by investment professionals, major corporations, governments and international organizations around the world, raised a Series A-2 financing of undisclosed amount.
Shortlist, a Mumbai, India-based employment tech startup, raised $1m in seed funding.
TLcom Capital, a London, UK and Nairobi, Kenya-based venture capital firm, raised $40m in the first close of its newest Africa fund.
Bamba, a Nairobi, Kenya-based data collection startup, closed its US$1.1m (Kes. 110m) first seed funding round.
d.light, a San Francisco, CA Nairobi, Kenya, and New Delhi, India-based provider off-grid solar solutions, raised $10.5m in additional funding.
d.light, a provider of solar energy solutions for households and small businesses around the world, secured $22.5m in financing.
KawiSafi Ventures, a $100m private equity impact fund, has launched operations with its first investment in Bboxx (read here).
mSurvey, a Nairobi, Kenya-based global mobile-first research platform leveraging SMS and mobile messaging technology to simplify access to on-demand data from the emerging world, received a strategic investment of undisclosed amount.
Andela, a global tech talent provider, raised $24M in Series B funding.