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Why the VC model has not worked well in Africa with Ndubuisi Kejeh, founder of Mustard

/ 23 Jun 2022

Why the VC model has not worked well in Africa with Ndubuisi Kejeh,… north_east

In this Nairametrics interview with Ndubuisi Kejeh, the founding partner at Mustard, an Africa-focused venture agency, he explained how his company is trying to change the narrative and model of VC in Africa. He also…

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Mustard launches its idea-stage investment vehicle to build global brands from Africa

/ 24 May 2022

Mustard launches its idea-stage investment vehicle to build global… north_east

Mustard has announced the launch of a £4m investment vehicle to build narrative-led technology ventures from the very start, with like-minded founders and investors. Through this investment model, Mustard will play…

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GQ calls Quip one of the best toothbrushes for under $100

/ 21 Aug 2020

GQ calls Quip one of the best toothbrushes for under $100 north_east

We’ve really liked the Quip electric toothbrush since we first tested it back in 2017. The main differentiating factor, immediately evident when first see…

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Mpumelelo Mhlongo feature article by New Frame

/ 5 Jun 2020

Mpumelelo Mhlongo feature article by New Frame north_east

The para-athlete who broke his own sprint record in Dubai last year is working to transform South Africa’s healthcare system while targeting a storming…

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CapeTalk Radio speak with Mpumi about changing Africa’s disability narrative

/ 19 Oct 2019

CapeTalk Radio speak with Mpumi about changing Africa’s… north_east

Mpumelelo Mhlongo talks about the Mpumi2020 campaign, which documents his journey to the next Paralympic Games. His Mpumi2020 campaign is aimed not only at…

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SuperSport’s special feature on Mpumi2020

/ 16 Oct 2019

SuperSport’s special feature on Mpumi2020 north_east

As part of their 'Road To Tokyo' series leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, Supersport are highlighting South Africa's hopeful…

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Mail & Guardian’s feature on Mpumi the accidental record-breaker

/ 2 Aug 2019

Mail & Guardian’s feature on Mpumi the accidental… north_east

One of South Africa’s best athletes is making waves internationally and is targeting a third world record. You’ve probably never heard of him. Mpumelelo…

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Quip raises another $40 million for dental care products and services

/ 27 Nov 2018

Quip raises another $40 million for dental care products and… north_east

Quip, the dental care startup that got its start selling electric toothbrushes directly to consumers, has raised $40 million. The money comes in the form of…

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Quip raises millions from singer Demi Lovato and others for its electric toothbrushes

/ 7 Dec 2017

Quip raises millions from singer Demi Lovato and others for its… north_east

Simon Enever and Bill May think they’ve figured out a way to get Americans to actually brush their teeth twice a day. But the Brooklyn, New York-based…

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Film Africa OD launch praised and reviewed by The Guardian

/ 27 Aug 2017

Film Africa OD launch praised and reviewed by The Guardian north_east

Even in the home entertainment market, African cinema still gets such short shrift from UK distributors that the announcement of an on-demand service from…

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Press release | Film Africa embraces Video on demand

/ 7 Aug 2017

Press release | Film Africa embraces Video on demand

Film Africa, London’s annual celebration of African cinema, is working with VOD platform Okiki to bring the best of contemporary African titles to global…

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Quip names one of the 25 best inventions of 2016 by Time Magazine

/ 17 Nov 2016

Quip names one of the 25 best inventions of 2016 by Time Magazine north_east

Every year, TIME selects the best inventions that are making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun. In the past, they have…

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Huffpost asks whether fashion designer Ozwald Boateng can transform Africa?

/ 3 Aug 2013

Huffpost asks whether fashion designer Ozwald Boateng can transform… north_east

What does a Savile Row fashion designer have in common with Africa’s forthcoming industrial revolution? Well, in Ozwald Boateng’s case, a lot. Boateng -…

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CNN discusses the ‘My Future Africa’ event and the wind of change blowing through Africa

/ 7 Jun 2013

CNN discusses the ‘My Future Africa’ event and the wind… north_east

A moment as sudden as British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's realization that there was a "wind of change blowing through this continent, whether we like…

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The Guardian covers Ozwald Boateng’s biggest project yet

/ 30 May 2013

The Guardian covers Ozwald Boateng’s biggest project yet north_east

"Wake up, everybody, no more sleeping in bed!" The soulful acoustics of Grammy-award-winning R&B singer John Legend may be unfamiliar to the large group of…

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Ozwald Boateng: Why our future should be made in Africa

/ 18 May 2013

Ozwald Boateng: Why our future should be made in Africa north_east

From my motherland, Ghana to the rolling plains of the Serengeti, from the Cape of Good Hope to Tunis, the birthplace of Hannibal besieging the Mediterranean…

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