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Africa’s Talking raises $8.6m Series A Funding

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Kenya’s mobile solution startup Africa’s Talking has a raised a Series A Funding of $8.6 M  led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), alongside Orange Digital Ventures and Social Capital, and other global venture capital funds.  Africa’s Talking is planning to expand into more African countries as of recent it extended its offices into  Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, and Nigeria.

“Africa’s Talking enables developers in Africa transform their community through technology and leveraging on IFC’s breadth of experience in Africa, we will work together to catalyze our expansion and build innovative products. Together, we believe that we can build the foundation and environment that developers need to build successful African businesses,” said Samuel Gikandi, the chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder of Africa’s Talking.

With the new funding, the company aims to expand its footprints across the continent; and hopes to create a pan-African platform that enables developers across the continent to create, grow, and sustain strong businesses using their communication solutions.

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