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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.
Jan. 11: Bonus Built in Africa episode: Building global products with African design, a discussion
On March 25, 2021, Techpoint Africa will be hosting the brightest minds in decentralised finance/crypto at the Digital Currency Summit tagged “Building the money of the future” Click here for more details, registration and sponsorship. Location: Fourpoint by Sheraton, V.I. Lagos
Report: Millionaire West African startups” raised over $1.806 billion between 2010 and 2019, 97.9% of which went to Nigerian startups. Get a free overview and 50% purchase discount here.