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On Sunday November 6, we shut down our Lagos office to kick off the Techpoint Innovation Tour of South-South and South-East Nigeria.
The plan? Visit 5 cities in the region in search of technological innovation. So far, we have toured 3 of the 5 cities we set out to.
Highlights of the tour
This week on Techpoint
Truecaller has big plans for Africa. In this interview with Priyam Bose, Director of Global Developer and Startup Relations for Truecaller, he reveals the mobile identity company’s goals and anticipations for the African market.
A shocking acquisition. In a surprising turn of events this week, a young startup, barely out of its Series A funding round, announced its acquisition of the subsidiary of a billion-dollar company. Read.
Every weekday at noon (WAT), we feature up and coming startups attempting to break into the market.
This week’s featured startups
- Bodwich — get IT solutions and training in Port Harcourt
- Alosab — find houses and relocate conveniently in Port Harcourt
- Touchabl — discover a new way of interacting with pictures
- Junks.ng — exchange your junk for cash online
- Sourcegig — hire vetted African freelancers online
4 practical strategies to quickly generate leads for your new startup. Read
Opportunities: ₦1 million from Techpoint Build, €25,000 from Ericsson Innovation Awards and more this week.
NEW EPISODE OUT! Built in Africa, a podcast by Techpoint Africa
NEW REPORT: Nigerian startups raised $28.35m in Q2 2020; only about 4.5% of that came from local investors. Find out more in the full report.