Market Insight

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Baobab Briefing: FinTech Funding Report

In this report we highlight some of the business models and companies that have caught our eye in the FinTech sector, as well as funding trends across Africa since 2019 ... Read More
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FinTech: Voice of the CEO – SC Ventures by Standard Chartered

In this report, we speak to Kennedy Mubita, Head of SC Ventures in Africa. SC Ventures is Standard Chartered Bank’s Venture Capital arm, investing in FinTech companies in growing markets around the world ... Read More
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Beyond the Mobile Wallet: Mapping the fintech ecosystem in Africa

We take a holistic view of the financial technology solutions across Africa to understand the impact for consumers and service providers ... Read More
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The Digital Footprint: Credit scoring and personal lending start-ups in Africa

The personal lending market is growing rapidly across Africa and with that the need for more accurate measures and customer credit scores increases. We take a look at the lending market to understand more ... Read More
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Cryptocurrency: Is Africa ready to accept tokenised currencies?

2019 is looking like it will be a record year for investment in Africa cryptocurrency and blockchain start-ups. We take a closer look at some of the developments in this sector ... Read More
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Digital Banking: Has Africa turned its attention to the next generation of banking?

An in-depth look at start-ups using digital technology to provide banking and money transfer services to consumers across sub-Saharan Africa ... Read More
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Start-up Spotlight: Pennysmart

A digital savings platform for African millennials ... Read More
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Start-up Spotlight: GladePay

Payment infrastructure to power financial technology and e-commerce businesses across Africa ... Read More
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Start-up Spotlight: M-Funding

The first equity crowd-funding platform in Rwanda and DR Congo ... Read More