Nigeria

African VC TLcom Capital invests $5M in Nigerian data analytics firm Terragon Group

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Safaricom unveils Bonga, Africa’s Talk

EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite li

Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail

Despite exit rumors and quitting Morocco, Uber is staying in Africa, according to its General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Alon Lits. Speculation Uber could leave the continent surfaced late last

A look back at the year that the Sub-Saharan African startup scene found its stride

African tech in 2017 was about the normalization of market events mostly absent even a decade ago. There were acquisitions, multiple investment rounds, lots of expansion, big strategic partnerships an

Africa’s SureRemit joins the tokenized race to win the global remittance market

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Safaricom unveils Bonga, Africa’s Talk

Africa Roundup: ToLet Acquires JumiaHouse NG, Facebook announces NG_Hub, Interswitch IPO Update

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Safaricom unveils Bonga, Africa’s Talk

Will Interswitch still be the company that brings Sub-Saharan Africa its big tech windfall?

Nearly two years later, neither Interswitch nor any other VC backed African tech company that began in startup phase gone public. What happened?

Online real estate startup ToLet acquires Jumia House Nigeria to create PropertyPro.Ng

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Safaricom unveils Bonga, Africa’s Talk

B2B platform Releaf helps African businesses by taking the guesswork out of networking

Releaf is a new B2B marketplace that wants to help African businesses prosper by helping them find partners they can trust. The startup, which is currently taking part in Y Combinator, has signed up a

Alphabet expands in Africa

Google is expanding its Africa initiatives, on the back of CEO Sundar Pichai’s recent trip to Nigeria. While visiting Lagos, he announced the global internet services company’s plans to train 10 m

Nigeria’s Cars45 closes $5M round to digitize Africa’s used autos markets

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Safaricom unveils Bonga, Africa’s Talk

2016 Africa roundup: drone delivery, VC, unicorns, exits and Zuck

Twenty-sixteen was a pivotal year for African tech. The continent’s IT scene attracted major investment, produced its first $1 billion startup, launched a national drone delivery program, and drew o

Foodstantly is transforming how people shop for food in Nigeria

Operating a service delivering food to both consumers and hotel chains and restaurants, Foodstantly is hoping to make the process of shopping for food more transparent and safer for all Nigerians (and

Nigeria’s Black Friday sales test the e-commerce models of startups Jumia and Konga

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Safaricom unveils Bonga, Africa’s Talk

Iroko launches IrokoX online network to showcase Africa’s creative talent

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Safaricom unveils Bonga, Africa’s Talk

Mark Zuckerberg’s Africa tour tracks tech’s growing interests on the continent

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Safaricom unveils Bonga, Africa’s Talk

Mark Zuckerberg meets with African tech leaders on Nigerian tour

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Safaricom unveils Bonga, Africa’s Talk

Strike the right balance on drone policy

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) -- more commonly referred to as drones -- are on the cusp of a major commercial trial that has the power to save thousands of lives. This pilot [program isn’t taking

Africa Roundup: UPS Enters Drone Space, Uber Tests Cash, Facebook Offers Free Internet in Nigeria

More big U.S. corporate names are entering Africa’s tech space and testing new models there. UPS took its first steps in the African drone delivery space teaming up with San Francisco startup Zip

Nigerian e-commerce site, DealDey, gets acquired by Ringier

Ringier Africa Deals Group, a joint venture between Swiss Ringier Africa AG and South African Silvertree Internet Holdings Ltd., acquired Nigerian online shopping startup DealDey for an undisclosed am
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