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SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor The top 10 cities for $100M VC rounds in 2018 so far The SaaS VC gap: China & other markets trail the US Much has been said about the SoftBank Vision

Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investor at SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Following speculation that SoftBank is hiring a China-based team, so the Japanese investment giant has brought on a first venture partner (and first female) for its $100 billion Vision Fund. Kirthiga Reddy, a former executive with Facebook, has taken the role and, in doing so, she becomes the first female

SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service via WeChat

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense

With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor African tech leaders Fope Adelowo, Ken Njoroge, Tayo Oviosu to speak at Disrupt SF Offering a white-labeled lending service in emerging markets, Mines raises

Battle-Hardened Indian Telecom Operators Are Exploring Blockchain

Some of India’s top telecom operators are increasing their focus on blockchain technology. The likes of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, and Reliance Jio Infocomm evaluating use cases for blockchain even as they seek new avenues of growth in an already saturated and price-sensitive telecom market, ET reported.  Jio, whose low

Safaricom rolls out Bonga social networking platform to augment M-Pesa

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Business solutions firm Africa’s Talking closes $8.6M round led by IFC Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Africa’s two-wheeled taxis When it comes to monetizing digital social interactions, Kenya’s Safaricom has its own order. American tech companies such as Facebook

5G needs a “new mindset” towards Internet rules, telcos warn

Carriers have kicked off the world’s biggest mobile phone tradeshow with calls for an “investment friendly framework” to fund rollouts of next-gen 5G network technology and level the playing field with Internet giants. “We need a new mindset,” argued Telefonica CEO José María Álvarez-Pallete López, giving the first keynote of