Thepeer, an API-based startup that connects African businesses, raises $2.1M, led by Raba Partnership

Thepeer, an African tech infrastructure startup connecting businesses’ wallets, has raised a $2.1 million seed round led by the Raba Partnership. The news comes a year after the startup raised $220,000 in pre-seed from a handful of angel investors.

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Mono aims to be ‘first bankingless bank’ for Latin America’s small businesses

June 23, 2022

Mono, which as of March, had attracted more than 300 customers and achieved $1 million in total payment volume. Its workforce has grown to 25 employees, and the company expects to round out its senior leadership within the next year. To keep that momentum going, the company announced $6 million in seed funding led by Tiger Global. The new funds will enable Mono to plan for future expansion to other countries, like Mexico, Peru, Chile and Brazil.

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How Ghana’s eCampus puts the classroom in the palm of your hand

June 23, 2022

Ghanaian startup eCampus has created a mobile and web application that gives learners 24/7 access to teaching notes, podcasts, video lessons, audiobooks, tests, and a topic-based discussion forum, putting the classroom in the palm of the user. The platform also provides intelligence for teachers or learning facilitators, helping them to know the strengths and weaknesses of students, and allowing them to provide tailored teaching to the specific needs of every student or learner.

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Microsoft Lets Publishers Block Bing Chat Separately from Bing Search

September 26, 2023

Nearly one-third of major news publishers have blocked generative AI tools from reading their content.   But that’s a drastic measure which could also exclude their results from conventional search engines.  Microsoft has just given publishers the option to block access by Bing Chat without also removing their content from search results.  We’ll see if competitors do the same.

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