At the recently held Startup Circles.ai Demo Day, 13 startups from around Africa showcased their solutions to a panel of judges comprising investors, experienced entrepreneurs and mentors, with three being offered deals totalling $75,000. Those who pitched were graduates of Startup Circles’ Startup Launch and Investor Readiness programmes.

Mangwee, a payments platform that helps learning institutions automate payment and data management processes, secured $25,000 for a 10% stake from...