Zambia’s Union54 launches chat, payments platform in partnership with Mastercard

Zambia’s Union54, a leading provider of innovative digital financial solutions, has partnered with Mastercard to launch social commerce platform ChitChat. A Y-Combinator alumni, Union54 has developed a number of tools to propel African commerce forward. The startup works with financial technology companies across Africa and has issued millions of debit cards to African consumers from almost every country on the continent.

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Nigerian mobility fintech Moove closes US$8M to expand vehicle fleet in Ghana

July 13, 2023

Nigeria’s mobility fintech company Moove, Uber’s largest vehicle supply partner in EMEA, has secured US$8 million in financing from Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB), bringing its total funding to-date from the bank to US$28 million, to expand its vehicle fleet in Ghana. Founded in 2019, Moove is democratising vehicle ownership in Africa by providing revenue-based vehicle financing to mobility entrepreneurs.

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Salesforce Buys for Automated Customer Service

September 22, 2023

Salesforce is buying, which builds low-code, AI-powered e-commerce customer service agents.  You might have thought Salesforce could already do that, but presumably Airkit does it better.  It doesn’t hurt that the company founders sold a previous business to Salesforce, the company was partly funded by Salesforce Ventures, and the product is already listed on AppExchange.  Price was not announced.

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