Komaza, a Nairobi, Kenya-based tech-enabled, sustainable forestry company, secured a first close of $28m of a planned $33m Series B equity financing.
Apollo Agriculture, a Nairobi, Kenya-based financing and products platform empowering small-scale farmers to maximize their profits, raised USD $6m in Series A funding.
Sendy, a Nairobi, Kenya-based logistics startup providing a delivery solution for business, raised $20m in Series B funding.
Sendy, a Nairobi, Kenya-based on-demand delivery platform, raised USD 2m in funding.
Tala, a digital lending app company offering unsecured lending via smartphone direct to consumers, raised $110m in Series D funding.
Antler, a global startup generator and early-stage venture capital firm, opened East African offices in Ethiopia and Kenya as part of its global expansion.
Branch International, a San Francisco, CA-based finance app for Africa, raised $170m in Series C funding.
Tulaa, a Nairobi, Kenya-based mobile commerce solution that connects agricultural-input suppliers, financial service providers, and commodity buyers to smallholder farmers, raised $627k in funding.
The Partech Africa Fund, the Africa-focused fund of global investment firm Partech, closed, at €125M.
Copia, an ecommerce business that specializes in supplying products and services to currently underserved consumers in rural Kenya, received an investment from Goodwell Investments.
Twiga Foods, a Kenya-based start-up connecting smallholder farmers in rural areas to informal retail vendors in cities, raised $10m in funding.
Kukua, a London, UK- and Naroibi, Kenya-based edtech startup, raised €2.2m in funding.
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.