Behind all the glamour, humongous fundraising figures and flamboyant founder personalities is the reality that running a startup is hard. Here’s what we can learn from some startups that had to close shop in 2019
About 66% of PCs shipped to Africa every year come with pirated software. Considering the risks to business and data privacy, Microsoft has lauched the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative, in a bid to make genuine alternatives more accesible
Building the ‘SF Express of Africa’: GIG Logistics is the African eCommerce giant you don’t hear about enough
Unlike its media-savvy and VC-backed counterparts in Nigeria, GIG Logistics has maintained a relatively low profile in the online space. But it has a bigger impact on the eCommerce industry than you might imagine.
The Zzapo 720 smartphone, with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM is retailing at ₦7,999 ($22) for a limited time. Too good to be true? Well, our own Muyiwa Matuluko attempted to purchase it, so you don’t have to risk it. Here’s what he found out.
Following reports insinuating that the FRSC has placed a blanket ban on using Google Maps while driving, a spokesperson has come out to deny the claims and clarify the agency’s stance on the matter.
Konga founder Sim Shagaya’s earliest company, E-Motion Advertising acquired by Seyi Tinubu’s Loatsad Promomedia
In 2005, barely 7 years before Sim Shagaya founded Konga, he ran an outdoor advertising company called E-Motion Advertising. The company just got acquired by Seyi Tinubu’s Loatsad Promomedia.
LifeBank wins $250,000 from the Jack Ma Foundation (through the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative). The medical logistics startup beat 9 other African startups competing for a share in $1 million total grant prize money.
Visa is reportedly about to acquire a 20% stake in Interswitch for $200m, effectively making it Nigeria’s first unicorn; i.e. a privately-held company valued at $1 billion or more.
Techpoint conducted a survey of senior developers hired by Andela from October 2017 till date. The survey gives valuable insights into how Andela might meet its target of recruiting 700 additional senior developers by 2020.
If you follow GIGM on any of its social media accounts, you may have noticed it replaced ‘Motors’ with ‘Mobility’ in its official name. On the backdrop of this, the company has revealed plans to expand its intercity transport service to Ghana.