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Ghanaian fintech Dash raises 328M seed to build connected wallets for Africans

US giants top tech industrys 100M a year lobbying blitz in EU

SoftBankbacked Indian startup Oyo to cut 5000 jobs globally

Visa and Kenyas Safaricom partner on MPesa payments and tech

SoftBank expects 24 billion in losses from Vision Fund WeWork and OneWeb investments

SoftBank leads 150M round for Fireworks shoppable video

SoftBank bets big on a digital Ellis Island

Egyptian fintech Paymob raises 50M led by PayPal Ventures and Kora Capital

Safaricom rolls out Bonga social networking platform to augment MPesa

Microsoft acquires 5G specialist Affirmed Networks

Lowcode integration platform Digibee raises 25M Series A

Kenyan telco Safaricoms Alpha incubator faces uncertain future

5G needs a new mindset towards Internet rules telcos warn

CommerceIQ gets its horn as capital continues to flow into ecommerce infrastructure startups

Behavioral cybersecurity platform CybSafe raises 28M Series B led by Evolution Equity Partners

SoftBank leads cash infusion into AI infrastructure company Pyxis One as it starts year with new name

Softbank leads a 120 million round for insurance startup Lemonade

UK to toughen telecoms security controls to shrink 5G risks

Untitled Ventures joins the scramble for Russian Eastern European startups with a 118M warchest

Internet connectivity projects unite as Alphabet spinout Loon grabs 125M from SoftBanks HAPSMobile

Forto raises 240M in funding round led by Softbank taking its valuation to 12Bn

SoftBanks 100 million diversity and inclusion fund makes its first bet in health Vitable Health

India grants approval for 5G trials avoids Chinese firms

Telecom operators in India warn people of coronavirus outbreak share tips

With a 10 million round Nigerias Paga plans global expansion

Karius raises 165 million for its liquid biopsy technology identifying diseases with a blood draw

Startups Weekly: SoftBanks second act

Uh oh European carriers are trying to get into personalized ad targeting

EduMe raises 20M to scale its corporate learning platform targeting gig workers and other deskless employees

Egyptian health and wellness platform Esaal raises 17M to scale across MENA

Giftgiving mobile app Goody nabs more capital to scale in time for the holidays

SoftBank reportedly preps a package to take control of WeWork parent company

Mortgage is suddenly sexy as SoftBank pumps 500M in Bettercom at a 6B valuation

SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service via WeChat

Vision Fund startups Fanatics and Coupang unite to sell US sports merch in Korea

Twitter leads call for EU lawmakers to think beyond big tech

Indias Awfis raises 30M to grow its coworking spaces business

SoftBankbacked construction giant Katerra said to be shutting down after raising billions

SirionLabs raises 44M to scale its contract management software

Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter

Kenya turns to MPesa mobilemoney to stem the spread of COVID19

Africa Roundup: Visa connects to MPesa Flutterwave enters ecommerce

Africa Roundup: TLcom closes 71M fund Jumo raises 55M AWS partners with Safaricom

Peak raises 75M for a platform that helps nontech companies build AI applications

Fintech in Latin America continues to draw big dollars as Softbank invests 231 million in Creditas

Lessons from MPesa for Africas new VCrich fintech startups

SoftBanks Vision Fund is preparing to invest 1 billion in Grab

Advocating reform activist investor Elliott Management takes a 25B stake in SoftBank

Spirable refuels with 74M to serve more personalized video ads in the US

Africa turns to mobile payments as a tool to curb COVID19