Google is making good on its promise to bet more on African startups and developers

When Google CEO Sundar Pichai visited LagosAfrica’s most valuable ecosystem—for the first time last year, he announced an array of plans, including Google’s Launchpad accelerator for African startups.

Google has announced the first set of 12 startups participating in its Launchpad Accelerator Africa class, modeled after the global program in Silicon Valley. Among the startups selected are ThriveAgric, an agribusiness startup which allows middle-class Nigerians invest in agriculture,...

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