Umuntu Media is taking the next step in entrenching itself as a major online publishing player in Africa. Having recently confirmed a $1m investment from eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund), the online publisher is adding two new portals to its stable. iZimbabwe.co.zw and iBotswana.co.bw were launched on 18 November 2011. The launch of the local [...]
‘Think Local, captivate the reader and build world class platforms for Africa from within Africa’ is the success formula for Umuntu Media CEO Johan Nel: Umuntu Media raised $1 million series A funding from Netherlands based eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) as a first step to take the successful local information portals www.iNamibia.co.na and www.iZambia.co.zm to ultimatelly an additional nine African countries. The funds will also be partly used to build a mobile communications platform that caters for Africa’s needs. This platform will be launched in Alpha version before Jan 2012.
eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) is a venture capital fund that is dedicated to mobilize capital and experience in the Netherlands/Europe to invest in small and medium sized African digital media (internet and mobile) related companies. The target region is sub-Saharan Africa. For our new office in Nairobi, Kenya we are looking for a FUND MANAGER.
117% traffic growth – the fastest in Namibia, the fastest-growing Facebook fan page in Namibia, in the top five biggest local websites in Namibia within 3 months.
This was the performance of inamibia.co.na in Q1 of this year after the 15 January launch. The strong growth has continued into Q2 with iNamibia now being the third biggest site in Namibia already.
iNamibia’s aim is simple. Create a world-class online portal for Namibia; make information and access to all kinds of information easier, concise and cool.
On October 18, 2010 seven companies pitched their ideas to a panel of Venture Capitalists in front of a live audience at the iHub. One of the very first ‘VC pitch events’ to be hosted in Kenya, the event featured Vincent Kouwenhoven with eVentures Africa Fund. Next to Vincent also Fanisi Venture Capital Fund, Africa Media Venture Fund, Open Capital Fund and Grofin attended.
Vincent Kouwenhoven joined the Kenya ICT Board task force in Bellagio Italy, to discuss Kenya’s future as the ICT Hub in Africa. Vincent is standing above on the right and Paul Kukubo, CEO of the ICT Board Kenya is standing above on the left.
Umuntu Media says Africa’s time has come as it looks at the way we will communicate in future. The year 2011 could not have started any better for Umuntu Media as Umuntu this week announced ambitious plans to improve internet media in 19 African countries with eType handling the media sales. Africa’s time is now, [...]
Today eVA Fund and Agosta Liko (CEO) reached an agreement for the investment of eVA Fund in his company PesaPal. PesaPal is a service that will help you to buy goods and services on the internet safely using your mobile money account. PesaPal verifies all merchants and ensures that goods and services sold are delivered [...]