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Venture Round

Marcy Venture Partners, the venture firm co-founded in 2018 by Jay-Z, has just closed its second fund with $325 million in capital commitments. The firm describes itself as having a “consumer, culture and positive impact” investment strategy. The team has so far written checks to at least 21 companies, including Rihanna’s lingerie company Savage X Fenty. Earlier this year, they also began investing in crypto projects, supporting Bitski, a San Francisco-based startup NFT marketplace, and investing more recently in spatial LABS (sLABS). This tech incubator focuses on metaverse and blockchain-based

Nigeria’s one-click checkout platform OurPass has raised $1Million during its pre-seed round to help it scale its business across the country.  The West Africa e-commerce market is still heavily reliant on cash on delivery, according to a recent survey conducted by Jumia. As of 2019, 70% of Nigerians said they prefer cash on delivery options to make online payments. But for those who do try to buy online – yearly, about 75% of shopping carts are abandoned because of how difficult the checkout experience can be with long forms and