81 per cent of women entrepreneurs across the Middle East and Africa have a digital business presence according to Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index. Entrepreneurial women across the world and in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are leading the way in tapping into the power of the digital economy to succeed and grow.

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As the financial industry changes and evolves with new technologies, staying on top of trends becomes more crucial. The best way for this is to keep an eye out for innovative companies emerging as leaders in fintech.

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Johannesburg-based venture development and investment company Founders Factory Africa has invested in three more African tech startups to take its portfolio past the 25 mark.

Founders Factory, which originally launched in London in 2015 and has already built more than 70 startups, launched African operations in Johannesburg in 2018, from where it plans to design, build and scale 140 disruptive tech startups across Africa.

The company brought its model to Africa in partnership with Standard Bank, and subsequently secured backing from Netcare to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to build and scale e-health startups across Africa and Small Foundation to invest in agri-tech.Read More »

The future of sub-Saharan Africa economies is looking increasingly green for those paying close attention.

While global investment is expected to rise sharply this year as a result of the pandemic, impact investment – the funding of projects that generate social or environmental impact, as well as a financial return – is tipped to hold relatively steady, and could play a key role in the recovery of African economies and other emerging markets.

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