When @LolaBamgbelu had the idea for @SpazioIdeale in 2015, she designed only homes. Now, with a team of 14, the interior designing startup has designed over 50 living and workspaces for several people and startups.
Nigerian SME financing startup, @payhippo, founded in 2020 has raised $1 million in pre-seed funding to hire engineers and increase reach. @vplatformhub, @anafricanfuture, and Launch Africa joined 3 other VCs to fund this round
In a move initiated by @webfoundation to tackle online abuse against women, @Facebook, @Google, @tikok_us, and @Twitter have made commitments to buff up solutions to keep women and girls safe while using their platforms
To support innovation in Africa, @Google is partnering with @TonyElumeluFDN and @Cc_HUB to distribute a combined $6m fund to 50 startup founders and 500 female entrepreneurs across Africa. Find out more.
June 19 is #IDESV, the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. With the UN hinting at an increase in cases due to COVID-19, we explore how tech tools are improving the Nigerian situation.
From Q3 2021, Nigerian fintechs without defined regulations must undergo incubation before operating
.@SECNigeria has issued a new framework mandating fintechs operating in regulatory grey areas to undergo an incubation program. This will begin in Q3 2021 and could affect lending, investment, and API fintechs.
South Africa-based animation studio @Triggerfish, announces a partnership with @Disney to produce an African-themed animated series based on ten stories from 14 African creators. The series debuts on Disney+ in 2022
In what appears to be another attempt by Nigeria’s broadcast regulator to stifle journalism, NBC has directed all broadcast stations to deactivate their Twitter handles and stop using User Generated Content (UGC).
Celebrating the kids, Crypto withdrawal on PayPal, Facebook hiding Likes, Twitter Spaces arrives Web
Today on #TechpointDigest, @nifemeah and @BoluAbiodun1 explore how African kids use tech, @Paypal allowing #crypto withdrawal, @Facebook’s plan to allow hidden Like counts, and @Twitter Spaces on the web.
UPDATED: Nigerian healthtech startup, CribMD, closes $2.6m seed round for product growth and team expansion
After a $250k pre-seed, Nigerian healthtech startup, @crib_md, has raised $2.6 million in a seed round led by @SputnikATX, @norrsken_org, and @GuardianNigeria, to expand the team and grow its annual revenue to $24 million.