African investors and founders to judge Startup Battlefield competition in Nigeria

TechCrunch will soon be returning to Africa to hold its Startup Battlefield competition dedicated to the African continent, in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 11th. The event will showcase the launch of 15 of the hottest startups in Africa onstage for the first time. We’ll also be joined by some of…

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Africas agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital

Jake Bright Kenya’s Twiga Foods has raised $10 million from investors led by the to add processed food and fast-moving consumer goods to its product line-up. CEO and co-founder Grant Brooke sees “a growth horizon…to build a B2B Amazon,” with produce as the base. “If we can build a business around fresh fruit…

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Venture capital and the blockchain will be the talk at Startup Battlefield Africa

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield returns to Africa next month, and we have an agenda chock-full of interesting panels and our premier startup competition. Joining us in Lagos, Nigeria on December 11 for a couple of those aforementioned panels will be Chris Folayan, the founder and CEO of Mall for Africa; Nichole…

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