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
With Nigeria’s Startup Bill scheduled to be submitted in October 2021, @eruskkii spotlights the impact of startup acts in Africa, why Nigeria may never be ready for it and why the country needs one regardless.
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Pivoting from an e-library to document African children’s stories, Nigeria’s Akiddie is scaling to become a digital marketplace for creators who want to tell stories for minority children across the globe.
Tizeti, under the NCC’s supervision, is currently testing a next-gen technology that could deliver over 30 times the average Internet speeds in Nigeria. @techpointdotng’s @eruskkii walks us through this exciting development
Following an aggressive marketing campaign, Africa-focused eCommerce company, Jumia, recorded a $51.6 million operating loss in Q2 2021. This is a 24.7% increase from last year and a signal of Jumia’s change in business strategy
Following MainOne’s Data Centre launch in Ghana, @Techpointdotng’s @eruskkii deeply explores how its cloud solutions and connection to global Internet exchanges could kickstart a new digital era for West Africa’s second-largest economy.