Africa specialist Every1Mobile raises $1.7 million in angel investment

Every1Mobile2Every1Mobile (E1M), which specialises in building mass audiences via mobile in sub-Saharan Africa, announced today (12th June) that it has raised $1.7m in angel investment.

Every1Mobile, founded in 2010, uses the power of mobile-enabled social networks to transform how organisations engage with young people aged 15-35 in sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets. E1M’s ultimate aim is to help young people in emerging markets enter the formal economy. The Company runs nine mobile sites covering Education, Health, Jobs and Entertainment.

The Company already records over 3 million monthly visits to its sites and serves 25 million pages each month. Users are equally split between male and female across South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

“Mobile social networks in Africa allow us to engage with a vast, previously inaccessible audience of young people. The mobile phone has the potential to revolutionise access in emerging markets to information services across learning, health, agriculture, financial literacy, business support and sustainable livelihoods,” said ” Algy Williams, CEO of Every1Mobile.

Orange keeps its eyes on the African Cup of Nations ball

African-Cup-of-Nations-2013~10Global operator Orange is continuing to grow its brand in Africa by its sponsorship of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013 football tournament that is currently taking place in South Africa.

The company has sponsored AFCON since 2009 and is committed to do so until 2016. Six of the teams who will be competing are from countries where the Group operates its own network Continue reading