Pastel, a Nigerian bookkeeping and digital platform for merchants, raises $5.5M led by TLcom

There’s no end to digitizing the operations of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the traditional retail sector across sub-Saharan Africa. In Nigeria alone, this industry, worth more than $200 billion, consists of over 40 million businesses of varying sizes,...

How to evolve your DTC startup’s data strategy and identify critical metrics

Michael Perez Contributor Share on Twitter Michael Perez is director of growth and data at M13. Direct-to-consumer companies generate a wealth of raw transactional data that needs to be refined into metrics and dimensions that founders and operators can interpret on a...

Nexi, the Italian payments giant, buys Germany’s Orderbird for $140-150M to expand its SMB strategy

More consolidation is apace in the world of payments: Nexi, the Italian fintech that scooped up rivals Danish-based Nets and then Italy’s SIA to create a $12.5 billion European payments giant, has made another acquisition, this time to dig deeper into financial...

Budgeting and planning for your first digital product

Charles Fry Contributor Share on Twitter Charles Fry, CEO of CODE Exitos, is a technology entrepreneur and investor who has launched and grown successful companies in e-commerce, logistics and IT services. Whether it’s a new mobile, IoT or web3 product, the one...