Fonbnk and Tanda team up to bring innovative DeFi applications to Africa

Kenyan web3 platform Fonbnk has partnered with Tanda to launch a first-of-its-kind airtime trading marketplace across Tanda’s network of 40,000 agents. Through the partnership, Tanda agents and vendors across East Africa can act as airtime ‘market makers’ and access new revenue streams by buying and selling prepaid airtime for profit on Fonbnk’s distributed exchange.

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Backed by Japanese investors, Verod-Kepple’s fund will invest in Series A and B startups across Africa

April 13, 2023

Pan-African venture capital firm Verod-Kepple Africa Partners has reached the second close of its first fund (Verod-Kepple Africa Ventures), targeting African startups at $43 million. The fund achieved its first close last March (at $20 million) and aims to attain its final close by the end 2023 at $100 million; if reached, VKAV will join an exiguous number of Africa-focused funds with $100 million or more in total capital allotment. The fund targets African startups and will invest in Series A and B startups with $1.5m to $3m checks.

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One-Third of Marketers Will Buy a CDP This Year: Optimove Survey

May 31, 2023

Just over one-third of marketers plan to either buy a new CDP (21%) or replace an existing one (13%) this year, according to this Optimove survey. Unfortunately, it doesn’t report how many have a CDP already in place, which would put the other values in perspective. It does seem that CDPs are a relatively low priority: they rank sixth on the list of new systems and eighth on the list of systems to replace.

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