Africa


YC Application Advice from African Startups

Over 250 people attended the YC Lagos Meetup at Paystack HQ. Guests stayed for over five hours to hear eight Nigerian and Ghanaian alum share their stories. Here’s their advice for companies interested in applying to YC.

YC W17 Launch: Wifi.com.ng

We’re in the middle of YC’s W17 batch. As companies launch they’ll be doing a Q&A on Hacker News – aka Launch HN – in addition to being included in a roundup on the blog. Here are the companies that have recently launched: Wifi.com.ng

YC W17 Launch: Credy, Upcall, and Kangpe

We’re in the middle of YC’s W17 batch. As companies launch they’ll be doing a Q&A on Hacker News – aka Launch HN – in addition to being included in a roundup on the blog. Here are the companies that have recently launched: Credy, Upcall, and Kangpe.

Flutterwave is Building Digital Payment Infrastructure for Africa

Flutterwave is an API that lets you process credit card and local alternative payments, like mobile money and ACH, across Africa. They make it possible for global merchants…

OMG Digital is BuzzFeed for Africa

OMG Digital is creating a publication for Africa’s 250 million millennials.

Oolu (YC S15) Supplies Affordable Solar Energy To Off-Grid Villages In West Africa

Though West Africa has some of the best conditions for solar power on the planet, the penetration of solar home systems in the region is extremely low —…

Afrostream (YC S15) Makes It Easy To Find And Watch African And African-American Movies

Afrostream is a startup launching out of our current class that has built a movie streaming service that specifically highlights films with African and African-American actors and themes.…

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