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We're Back! And We Launched A New Data Portal for Tech Startups In Ghana
Flutterwave says it was not hacked to and Orange launches new digital centre in Congo
What’s happened this Week:
Flutterwave denies hacking report
Orange opens digital centre in the Middle East and Congo
Hey. We’re back like we promised in our previous newsletter.
And we’re coming in with a new product. On Tuesday, we launched our data portal. When you sign up, you’ll get access to our database of tech startups and companies based in Ghana. The list includes names of companies, the year the companies were founded, the founders, and if they’ve been funded by venture capital or received grants.
Users will pay only $20 a month (or 60 GHC) to have access to this database which will be frequently updated with new information and new data.
In The News This Week:
Orange Inaugurates 15th Digital Center in Middle East and Africa in Democratic Republic of Congo
Orange has officially launched in Kinshasa, its 15th Orange Digital Center (ODC), an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation.
Flutterwave Denies Reports of Hacking Claims
Flutterwave has dismissed reports that its systems were compromised by hackers leading to the loss of millions of customer funds.
Moniepoint Appoints Capital One Veteran as Chief Operating Officer
All-in-one business banking platform, Moniepoint Inc (formerly known as TeamApt Inc), today announces the appointment of Pawel Swiatek as Chief Operating Officer.
Vesti, A Financial Service Provider For Immigrants, Plans to Expand To Ghana In Q2 2023
Vesti, a financial service provider for immigrants, has stated that it plans to expand its operations to Ghana, Zambia, and Mexico in the second quarter of 2023.
Alerzo, A Tech-Enabled Grocery Delivery Startup, Reportedly Lays Off 100s Of Employees
According to a report by Semafor Africa, Alerzo, a technology-enabled middleman distributor of groceries to mom-and-pop retailers in Nigeria, has laid off hundreds of employees and closed many of its 40 warehouses in the country.
Central Bank Of Nigeria Approves Guidelines For Open Banking In Nigeria
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved operational guidelines for open banking in Nigeria.
Cross Switch Granted Enhanced Payment Service Provider License From Bank Of Ghana
Cross Switch Ghana LTD and Cross Switch International S.A.R.L. have announced that Cross Switch Ghana LTD has obtained approval from the Bank of Ghana to operate as an Enhanced Payment Service Provider.
Electric Tech Company ROAM Upgrades HQ To Larger Facility in Kenya
Electric technology company ROAM, which has a base in Kenya, is expanding its production footprint to a new larger facility that’s over 100,000 square feet in size.
Andela Acquires Technical Skills Assessment Platform ‘Qualified’
Labari Magazine’s Guide To Podcasts In Ghana In 2023
We’re re-published a story from our sister site Labari Magazine about a guide to podcasting in Ghana.
The story is about early podcasts in Ghana, the current crop of new podcasts, and the opportunities and challenges with podcasting in Ghana.