The founders of South African cryptocurrency investment platform Africrypt have disappeared along with $3.6 billion (R51.4 billion) worth of Bitcoin, according to a report….
The startup (its name means “law on your palm” in Swahili) claims its platform is the first in the country to offer users access to various legal services online.
In all, 12 startups were selected to pitch at the event which took place on Friday (23 August) in the Tanzanian capital (see this story).
B2B online platform Kilimo Fresh was placed second while Zanzibar Health Innovation — a healthtech startup which is building an artificial intelligence (AI) cardiologist robot — took third place.
Sheria Kiganjani will now represent Tanzania at the Seedstars regional summit
Sheria Kiganjani will now represent Tanzania at the Seedstars Africa summit which will be held in Johannesburg in December (see this story) in addition to access to a three month investment readiness programme.
At the Africa summit, Sheria Kiganjani will get a chance to win a spot to attend the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland where the winning startup will take home a $500 000 investment prize.
Sheria Kiganjani co-founder Neema Magimba (pictured above), commenting in a statement on Saturday (24 August), said winning the event is a feeling that “no money in the world can buy”.
“We are super happy and getting ready to represent Dar es Salaam and Tanzania at the regional and global competition,” added Magimba.
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Featured image: Sheria Kiganjani co-founder Neema Magimba pitching at Seedstars Dar es Salaam (Seedstars via Twitter)