US-based Internet connectivity and Internet data company, Equinix, is currently in the process of acquiring West African connectivity giant, MainOne for $320 million.
While Africa’s eCommerce struggles frequently make the news, investors have bet a combined $165 million on a growing class of startups in 2021. Today on #TechpointDigest, @eruskkii discusses the rise of B2B marketplaces in Africa.
Following @HerconomybyAGS’ momentous pre-seed round, @eruskkii had a sit down with co-founder, @ifedurosinmiE, to find out how the company evolved from a grants and scholarships Instagram page to a women-focused fintech raising $600k in 24 hours
Today on #TechpointDigest, @eruskkii discusses Nigerian agencies and their fight against predatory digital lenders, Treepz’ Kenya expansion, and Abeg’s massive growth and intrigues.
Led by ex-OPay exec, Kredi Bank wants to be the one-stop-shop for payments, loans, insurance, other financial services
Led by a former OPay, Kuda exec and a seasoned VC professional, Nigerian digital bank, Kredi Bank wants to help customers access different products like savings, loans, insurance, payments, and investment in one platform
Nigeria’s Kifta Technologies produces smart glasses, other cutting edge defence tech, for companies and countries worldwide
Nigerian-founded Kifta technologies is building smart glasses, UAVs, and other hi-tech defence products and systems for private companies and countries across the globe. We take a closer look at the company’s activities.
Nigerian eCommerce platform, MallforAfrica, has shut down operations, possible rebranding could be imminent
Nigerian eCommerce platform, MallforAfrica, has shut down operations in Africa, and a possible rebranding could be on the way. Following a trail of customers complaining of lost funds and rumours of investor discontent, @eruskkii digs deep into the story of MallforAfrica’s hiatus.
Techpoint Awards 2021 will focus on startups and investors operating in Nigeria and active from January 2021 to date. Nominations are now open to the public. Make your entries before the deadline.
PaySika is building a neobank people can use on chat apps like Facebook messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram. Three months ahead of its launch, it has 20,000 pre-registrations, and investors have backed it with $350k preseed
Google’s is set to launch Equiano, a 100 terabit subsea Internet cable. While this cable might not get much demand today, Google says it’s betting on the next 300 million Internet users in Africa