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.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @jermah4 discusses @bitmamaexchange Founder’s story, @WaveSenegal as the latest African unicorn, @vahlid_official combating online retail scam.
On Monday, August 30, 2021, South Africa’s ICT Authority informed telcos it would be revoking access to its emergency spectrum use. However, it appears the country’s 5G network might be in trouble. Why? Read this to find out.
In 2016, after @bitmamaexchange founder, Ruth Iselema (@realbitmama) got scammed of ₦250,000 trying to sell bitcoin, she decided “this has to stop”. Her first major step? Leaving #PortHarcourt for the ‘Lagos energy’. That moved paid off. This is her entrepreneurial story.
Online shoppers suffer the “what I ordered vs what I got” predicament; in some cases, sellers experience losses too. @vahlid_official, an escrow service fintech startup, looks to build trust between sellers and buyers.
From designing album covers for Adekunle Gold and Blaqbonez, Anthony Azekwoh took a chance on NFTs and made a killing
Designing album covers for popular artistes like @adekunleGOLD and @BlaqBonez, meant @AnthonyAzekwoh’s art career had peaked. But then he stepped into the #NFT space and discovered something amazing. Dive in to find out.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @nwokomachigo discusses @AutochekAfrica’s acquisition moves. South Africa’s spectrum concerns, and @OPay_NG’s money laundering controversy.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @OnomeOneyibo discusses why your partnership fails, Zamfara’s communication blackout, @AnthonyAzekwoh’s NFT journey
Rwanda’s new SIM registration, Somalia’s Trade Information Portal, Cellulant’s partnership with GAINDE 2000
Today on #TechpointDigest, @latoria_ria discusses Rwanda’s new SIM registration directives, Somalia’s Trade Information Portal, and @Cellulant’s partnership with @Gainde2000.
Following its relaunch in February 2021, Nigerian eCommerce startup, @getbumpa — formerly SalesCabal — has raised a $200,000 pre-seed to digitise thousands of African businesses on its platform.
90% of startups fail, some because business relationships meant to improve service offerings end. Some experts share how startups can avoid such pitfalls.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @BoluAbiodun1 discusses angel investing with @biolaa1, @getBumpa’s $200k pre-seed, and African startups in @ycombinator’s summer batch 2021.
The CBN has chosen a Barbadian company, Bitt Inc., as the technical partner for its eNaira project. What does it mean to be a technical partner? Are there Nigerian companies that can deliver such services? Let’s find out.
“Angel investing is more than just writing a cheque” — Biola Alabi, Nollywood producer and tech investor
Despite the great progress made in investing in African startups, there’s still a lot of demand for early-stage financing. Techpoint Africa caught up with @biolaa1 to discuss startups and angel investing. Dive in.