We are living in an increasingly digital age, where all aspects of our lives, from our finances to entertainment, are increasingly lived online. While some have observed the problems that arise due to the digital divide between the developed and developing world, there has also been amazing adoption of tech-based solutions in Africa which suggest a bright future for the continent. Here are 3 tech startups from the continent which we think you should know about.
Paystack – Nigeria
In their own words, Paystack is a technology company solving payments problems for ambitious businesses with a mission to help businesses in Africa become profitable, envied, and loved. They do this by making it easy for merchants to accept credit and debit card payments online from users or customers.
They were recently acquired by Stripe with sources close to the deal confirming that it’s over $200 million. That makes this the biggest startup acquisition to date to come out of Nigeria, as well as Stripe’s biggest acquisition to date anywhere