Digital Nomads: From Lagos to Paris, the city where banks show Fintechs how it’s done

Every week, we speak to Digital Nomads about their tech experiences across countries. Our conversations take us from Saudi Arabia to Somaliland, or from Ethiopia all the way to China. Their experiences are often different, but the common thread is that these conversations are revealing.  I’m speaking to *Jack, a Nigerian who went to study […]
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Across Africa, coworking spaces are counting on a sense of community to bring users back

As many countries in Africa respond to the threat of coronavirus with lockdowns and several restrictions, coworking spaces are one of the hardest hit. Will it be business as usual now that lockdowns are easing?
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Motorcyclists in Rwanda to use meters and cashless payments from June

Rwanda began easing lockdowns at the beginning of May. By July, international airlines like Brussels Airlines are expected to resume flights to Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. In the time between these events, motorcyles will return to the streets of the East African city.   However, it won’t be business as usual. According to an announcement by the […]
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Meet Raise, a private equity exchange simplifying the future of fundraising in Africa

For good reason, startups are excited when they announce the close of a funding round. While not a guarantee of future success, navigating the process signals some validation for founders.  But because this process can be cumbersome for both founders and investors, one Nairobi-based startup has created a solution to facilitate simplicity. The result is […]
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My Life in Tech: Delali Attiogbe Attipoe on steering the ship at biotech startup, 54gene

My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Delali Attiogbe Attipoe leads operations at 54gene, a biotech company with operations in Nigeria and the US, and eyes set on pan African expansion. In this instalment, she explains her journey into […]
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With its data analytics platform, Briter Bridges wants to deepen the knowledge infrastructure for African tech

Briter Bridges has launched a data platform ‘Briter Intelligence’ as a resource for visual, granular and current data on startup activities in African tech.  The research consultancy has been building a reputation for creating broad-based maps on African startups since October 2018.  Briter’s sector maps and periodic reports on startup funding provide a measure of […]
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African startups have had a good Q1 2020; except those led by women

African startups did well in Q1 2020. Considering the current global health and economic crisis, this feat is commendable and testament to the impact and potential of African innovators in building innovative technology tools that solve very dire issues across the continent. Women-led companies, however, have fared even worse during this period compared to how […]
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Coronavirus Weekly Update: Fintech Wins

A TechCabal roundup about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Africa’s tech industry MAY 24, 2020 This newsletter is a weekly special focused on the effect of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 on African tech and innovation ecosystems. Subscribe here to get it directly in your inbox every Sunday at 3 pm WAT. This edition […]
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South African SMEs begin road to economic recovery, led by retail and food delivery

Small businesses in South Africa were at a low point on April 10. Cracking under the weight of a nationwide COVID-19 burden, turnover was down by 92% relative to the period before lockdowns went into effect on March 24. There are now signs that activity is beginning to pick up.  As of May 21, trading […]
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Factsheet: How to get your African movie on Netflix

At a spacious car park within Abuja’s Transcorp Hilton premises, Charles Okpaleke, the producer of Living in Bondage: Breaking Free screened his movie on Wednesday night in the form of a drive-in cinema.  It was a creative, social-distancing-compliant use of open space and digital projection technology. It was also a celebratory exhibition: On Friday, Living […]
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Online dating platforms are trying to keep their users in-app longer with new features

Flora* met Dan* mid last year on Instagram and they both kicked it off responding to each other’s stories and sending occasional chats. A three-week workshop, followed by an internship at his organisation in June last year was the first time they would meet physically.  While a relationship has yet to blossom and there has […]
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Online dating platforms are trying to keep their users in-app longer with new features

Flora* met Dan* mid last year on Instagram and they both kicked it off responding to each other’s stories and sending occasional chats. A three-week workshop, followed by an internship at his organisation in June last year was the first time they would meet physically.  While a relationship has yet to blossom and there has […]
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My Life in Tech: Boye Oshinaga’s journey to building an investable edtech startup

My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Boye Oshinaga has always been interested in education and in how Nigeria can reform the sector into one that caters to the individual needs of students helping them play to their strengths […]
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My Life in Tech: Boye Oshinaga’s journey to building an investable edtech startup

My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Boye Oshinaga has always been interested in education and in how Nigeria can reform the sector into one that caters to the individual needs of students helping them play to their strengths […]
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Nigerian agric company, Tomato Jos raises €3.9 million for irrigation and processing plant

Tomato Jos, a Nigerian agric company, has closed a Series A round of €3.9 million. The funding will be deployed into the processing and distribution of tomato products, the company has said.
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Nigerian agric company, Tomato Jos raises €3.9 million for irrigation and processing plant

Tomato Jos, a Nigerian agric company, has closed a Series A round of €3.9 million. The funding will be deployed into the processing and distribution of tomato products, the company has said.
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As COVID-19 hits Africa, tech companies brace for innovation opportunities

The world is slowly grinding to a halt, at least physically, as COVID-19 continues to make its round across the globe. Confirmed cases are rapidly approaching half a million. On the continent, Africa’s largest economy has seen a rapid climb in number of cases in the last week and has recorded its first fatality from […]
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