Afridigest Week in Review: Cash for conversational commerce
+African tech M&A is heating up +Brand building from day one +Privacy vs. secrecy +Lessons to learn from Wordle +DFIs in Africa +Impact of pay on delivery +More
The Afridigest Week in Review is a must-read weekly recap for Africa-focused founders, executives, and investors, as well as interested observers. Share it liberally. 😊
Welcome back, friends! The most clicked link from last week was ‘A potent way to compete in Africa's fragmented markets is by deploying platforms.' And this week, African tech startups reached $1B in disclosed funding raised from announced deals for the year. With that said, let’s get into Week 8.
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Week 8 2022: Feb 20 - 26
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