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Helping African Businesses Get Paid, Shola Akinlade of Paystack

Shola Akinlade is CEO and cofounder of Paystack. Paystack helps businesses in Africa get paid online and offline. They’re based in Lagos, Nigeria and were part of the Winter 2016 batch.

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.

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.…

GiveMeTap (YC W15) Offers Free Water, Footfall Data For Stores, AND Helps Africa

YC welcomes GiveMeTap to the Winter 2015 batch:  “Despite the growth in reusable water bottles, keeping them refilled is tough. Ironically, consumers either end up buying a plastic…

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