Africa Roundup: DHL invests in MallforAfrica, Zipline launches in US, Novastar raises $200M – TechCrunch
Two startups that developed their business models on the continent — MallforAfrica and Zipline — were tapped by international interests.
Another startup developed in Africa, Zipline, was tapped by U.S. healthcare provider Novant for drone delivery of critical medical supplies in the fight against COVID-19.
Zipline and Novant are touting the arrangement as the first authorized long-range drone logistics delivery flight program in the U.S.
The story behind the Novant, Zipline UAV collaboration has a twist: The capabilities for the U.S. operation were developed primarily in Africa.
Uber and Bolt have been operating in Africa’s major economies since 2015, where there are also a number of local app-based taxi startups.
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