The Latest in African Fintech 2017 and Forecasts for 2018

As of August 2017, African fintech startups have raised over $100 million in investment.  And, we don’t see them slowing down anytime soon.

There are over 300 fintech startups active in Africa, with over 31% in South Africa, followed by Nigeria[…]

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Everything You Need to Know About Hotels.com

Hotels.com is a website through which customers can book hotel rooms online and over the phone. Customers can choose from many different types of accommodation, including Bed & Breakfasts, hotels, and other commercial lodgings.

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How African Shop Owners Can Embrace the Digital Era

In the last century, there has been a huge shift ‘from bricks to clicks’. Whereas most shop owners used to get their income from a brick-and-mortar store, with sales representatives assisting customers in person, many customers are now favoring[…]

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Why Shop Owners Should Use an All-In-One Payment Solution

Currently, many shop owners are relying on more than one way to accept and process payments. A common scenario that might be familiar is the use of mobile phone apps and SMS to collect online payments and a separate mPOS device to swipe credit[…]

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The Payments Landscape in Tanzania

Tanzania’s commercial banking landscape is highly regulated, however, recent years have seen improvements in efficiencies and the implementation of internationally accepted protocols.  

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Where are Africa’s Biggest Markets?

Africa’s real GDP growth rate for the period 2010-2015 is higher than the global average and outpaces other economies, such as the EU, North America and Latin America, at 3.3% compound annual growth, according to McKinsey Global Insights.[…]

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How to Use QR Codes for Payments

QR Codes are two dimensional barcodes made of pixelated black and white squares, designed to be read by a mobile phone camera. While there are many different uses for QR codes, one of the most common uses is to make mobile payments. Especially[…]

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Everything You Need to Know About Trivago

Trivago is a global hotel search website, where site visitors can compare hotel prices for 1.3 million hotels across 190 countries. It allows users to compare hotel deals and find the best prices quickly and easily.

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Conducting a Competitive Analysis: 3 Tips for African Entrepreneurs

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How to Stay Within Budget While Running Your Startup

When a startup is in its earliest stages, staying within budget is extremely important. Running a business involves many expenses. Especially during the early days where there isn’t yet a steady source of income, entrepreneurs should aim to stay[…]

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