Seven African Tech Start-Ups Aiming To Go Global

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Tech start-ups from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa have arrived in London for a two-week crash course in how to take their business to the next level.

African tech start-ups involved in healthcare, fintech and agritech are hoping to introduce their businesses to the global market following a partnership with the UK government.

Some 20 African companies were invited to London to partake in the first Go Global Africa program – an innovation partnership that supports new businesses, increase their capability and improve links with the UK.

Story from Compelo. Story by Sam Forsdick.

Over 400 companies applied for Go Global Africa, but only 20 made the shortlist for the program.

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Insurtech app Pineapple allows users to take a picture of the item they want to ensure to instantly get a quote.

The app can be used to get cover on a range of devices such as mobile phones, cameras, drones, jewelry and musical instruments in one click and claims to reduce the time it takes to get a quote down to a minute.

The South African tech start-up was founded by Matthew Elan Smith, Ndabenhle Junior Ngulube and Marnus van Heerden in 2016 and has been recognised by Entrepreneur Mag and the Southern Africa Startup Awards.

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