Today on #TechpointDigest, @OnomeOneyibo discusses #WorldFoodDay, PaySika’s $350 pre-seed, and several other things tech.
According to Nigeria’s Central Bank, the food inflation rate was at 21.83% as of June 2021, compared to 15.18% in June 2020. To commemorate #WorldFoodDay, we highlight the work of agritech startups in curbing food inflation.
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
Today on #TechpointDigest, @latoria_ria discusses #sexualhealth and technology, @sparkle_nigeria’s $3.1 million seed, and @Facebook’s policy update.
In Africa, sex and sexual health are seldom discussed, leading to many avoidable issues. @latoria_ria explores sexual health and how tech can improve your sex life.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @BoluAbiodun1 discusses Techpoint Africa’s free premium reports, startup funding 101, @inecnigeria and electronic elections, and electricity tariffs in Nigeria.
After stints at Microsoft and the UK’s Defense Evaluation Research Agency, @Mbwana moved back to Africa to fund bold African founders. He shares lessons from the journey and how he decides what startups to invest in.
After rethinking the ultimate vision of Techpoint Africa, Intelligence by Techpoint has decided to change the modality of its reports.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @nwokomachigo discusses @healthtracka’s lab testing solution, @Klasha_Inc’s Ghanaian expansion, and @Fawrypayments’ alsoug investment.
Egypt’s Fawry leads Sudan’s first foreign tech investment in 30 years
Healthcare is an essential aspect of life. Moved by the sudden death of a loved one, @ife_adeyemi conceived the idea for @healthtracka. The startup is on a mission to help you preserve your health by providing at-home tests and results.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @jermah4 discusses @mono_hq’s Series A, the digital gender gap, and @AirtelMoney_Afr’s spend now and pay later service in Tanzania.
To celebrate this year’s #InternationalDayOfTheGirlChild, we tell the stories of four remarkable women fearlessly taking on Africa’s tech ecosystem and carving their names in history.
Attend the Product-Led Growth (PLG) for B2C mobile apps, founders’ meet and greet hosted by Netcore, in partnership with Techpoint Africa
How did brands like Netflix, Duolingo, Airbnb make it to the billion-dollar club? 3 words — product-led growth. On October 14th, in partnership with Techpoint Africa, @netcore_cloud will be hosting founders in Lagos, to share insights on the model. Apply for a chance to attend.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @OnomeOneyibo discusses #InternationalDayOfTheGirl, @ourpaydayHQ’s pre-seed, Nigeria’s bread scarcity, and Netflix’s Squid Game
Today on #TechpointDigest, @jermah4 discusses @NabsoluteHQ giving artists exposure with SpinHeard, @UberNigeria’s expansion, and Klasha’s $2.4m seed raise.
Getting attention from music promoters can be pretty tricky for emerging artists, even with the Internet. Ex-music journalist Victor Okpala wants to eliminate this difficulty with the launch of SpinHeard.
Today on #TechpointDigest @BoluAbiodun1 discusses an eNaira dilemma, @Google’s $1b investment and @ChariMaroc’s $5m seed.
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
The Nigerian federal government is expected to launch the eNaira over a private blockchain. How much control will the CBN have over your eNaira wallet, and how transparent will this setup be?