Today on #TechpointDigest, @latoria_ria discusses 54gene’s Series B funding, @Obateke’s journey to building @vilsquare, and data protection regulations in Africa.
Many people think having nothing to hide means their privacy doesn’t need protection. But it goes beyond all that, and that’s why we are launching the Privacy Roundtable. However, a little housekeeping before we begin.
After failing at 4 startups, Obasegun Ayodele is making hardware accessible to Africans with Vilsquare
After starting and failing at four startups as a student, @Obateke found success with @vilsquare, a hardware startup. He shares insights and lessons from his journey.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @BoluAbiodun1 discusses investing in Francophone Africa, @ReleafAfrica’s $4.2m funding, and @SesoGlobal’s African real estate solution.
According to an anonymous source, @GiGLogistics and @GIGMobility might soon start accepting crypto as a payment option, amid plans to also integrate DeFi solutions, and super app ambitions.
Wave, a Senagal-based fintech startup, recently became Francophone Africa’s first Unicorn. @Techpointdotng had a chat with founders @DrewDurbin and @lincolnq. Here are 7 important facts about the unicorn.
Blockchain-powered proptech startup, Seso Global, wants to change the African real estate scene with one commodity: trust
In a sea of many faces, Africa-focused proptech startup, @SesoGlobal, wants to create a trusted platform where developers, buyers, and other real estate players can coexist harmoniously, using Blockchain.
The success of startups like @WaveSenegal and @Afrikrea has put the spotlight on Francophone African startups. Arthur Thuet of Saviu Ventures offers some insight into why the firm invests in startups from the region.
The application of technology in increasing access to and improving the quality of education in recent years points to a promising future for the edtech industry. An observation is in order.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @jermah4 discusses the global edtech industry, @JoinClubhouse’s android developer, and interesting facts about @WaveSenegal.
As global central banks develop digital currencies, what does this mean for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies?
With 80% of the world’s central banks planning to launch their currencies in response to rapid crypto adoption, what’s the fate of #Bitcoin?
From high school to Silicon Valley, @mopewa_o’s affinity for engineering made building Android products her forte. In @JoinClubhouse’s first year, she came on board to develop its much-awaited Android app. Here’s her journey of tremendous growth.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @nwokomachigo discusses Capiter’s Series A, Zamfara’s telecoms blackout, and the battle between cryptocurrencies and CBDCs.
From engaging panel discussions to a bracing tour, the Hardware Convention 2021, held in Aba, Abia State, South-East Nigeria, provided a rare insight into the workings of the ecosystem. Curious? Then you should read this.
Every year, according to the World Health Organization, more than 700,000 people commit suicide. Even more attempt it. We explore tech and people-enabled solutions in observance of #WorldSuicidePreventionMonth.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @OnomeOneyibo discusses #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, @OurPassCo’s $1M pre-seed, and @WhatsApp’s latest privacy feature
Today on #TechpointDigest, @latoria_ria discusses CBN’s new directive to banks and PSPs, Flutterwave’s partnership with @MTNGroup, and @MTNNG’s decade-long licence renewal.
Mobile phones and illiteracy, storytelling for all kids, Prospa’s $3.8m raise, and MNT-Halan’s $120m investment
Today on #TechpointDigest, @BoluAbiodun1 discusses illiteracy in Africa, @AkiddieNG’s global storytelling mission, @getProspa’s $3.8m pre-seed, and @MNT_Halan’s $120m investment.
Literacy is a basic human right. But the African Library Project estimated that 30 million African children were illiterate in 2019. We explore how mobile phones and tech tools are improving literacy in Africa.
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.