Bastian Gotter is the Co-Founder of iROKO, the VC-backed African entertainment and tech company that has single-handedly changed the face of Nollywood content distribution.
South African courier WumDrop is tackling address challenges by delivering parcels to your phone location.
Telecom operators across the African continent continue to face significant risks when it comes to revenue growth.
Last year, we decided to experiment with “organized early stage investing” in African technology companies.
What started with a compliment turned one young woman’s idea into a million dollar business. When Kelechi Anyadiegwu started her online African clothing store Zuvaa with $500 two years ago, her idea was to share African-inspired designs with consumers around the world.
Nigeria is the seventh largest coffee producing country in the world, and two brothers there have decided to capitalize on this.
It has long been known that e-health has tremendous potential to make the delivery of healthcare in Africa more efficient. It is now becoming clear that this will be in the diagnostics space.
Lagos’s infamous back-to-back traffic can turn a simple trip to the grocery store into a time-consuming ordeal.
Paystack, one of Nigeria’s most hotly anticipated tech start-ups, has just secured $1.3M Seed investment from both international and homegrown investors.
Making online transactions is a process taken for granted as one of the natural offshoots of deeper internet penetration.
Seven years ago, when Jason Njoku moved back in with his mother into their public housing apartment in Deptford, southeast London, he felt like a failure.
Little Cab, the ride-hailing app backed by telecoms operator Safaricom, is slowly giving Uber a run for its money in Kenya.
In Zambia, one of their blogs is the undisputed arbiter of style. In South Africa, one of their apps is the gateway to private beaches and pop-up dining.
Three years ago, MallforAfrica joined the raft of Nigerian tech start-ups attracting private equity and venture capital backing.
On the streets of Lagos, motorcycles, cars and daredevil cyclists weave through the lanes, jostling for space to avoid getting stuck in the chaotic traffic jams.
Uber is in the middle of a bruising battle for dominance in east Africa’s largest economy: Kenya. The ride-hailing company started operating in the cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Thika last year.
The name Linda Ikeji strikes fear into many a Nigerian celebrity. They’re often petrified their secrets are about be revealed in the powerful one-woman gossip machine that has dominated online media in Nigeria for the last decade.
Uber Technologies Inc. is partnering with FBN Holdings Plc’s First Bank Nigeria to provide loans to drivers.
The advent of the internet and technology has changed the world. With over 70% of Africa’s population under 30, the continent has one of the youngest populations in the world.
Uber Technologies started its UberEats food delivery service in South Africa last Thursday before it expands in the rest of the country and into the continent.
Lagos-based real estate classifieds startup ToLet.com.ng announced on Tuesday that it has closed a $1.2 million series A funding round from Frontier Digital Ventures.
Africa’s artists have a new online stage to showcase their talent. Nigeria based digital entertainment startup Iroko has launched IrokoX, a multi-platform Pan-African network for filmmakers, musicians, and other creative aspirants to produce, distribute, and monetize short-form content.
Nigeria has a growing technology scene full of ambitious young entrepreneurs who are seeking out solutions to various social challenges.
After a surprise Nigeria visit to meet with techies in Lagos, Mark Zuckerberg took his Africa tour to Kenya this Thursday.
On his surprise tour of tech hubs in Africa, Mark Zuckerberg has made a pit stop in Nairobi.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is currently visiting Lagos, Nigeria for his first trip to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Juliet Anammah, Jumia’s CEO, Nigeria‘s leading online shopping platform, cut her teeth in corporate management at May & Baker Plc where she worked for eight years. Her experience in strategic management at Accenture equally molded her for the challenging task of ensuring that Jumia succeeds in Nigeria.
Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has had a busy time, so far, in Lagos. He visited the Co-Creation Hub (Cc Hub), Nigeria’s leading technology incubator-turned-accelerator in Lagos’ Yaba neighborhood, a Silicon Valley-style ground zero.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is currently on a business trip to Africa, according to his Facebook page. Zuckerberg stopped over in Nigeria, Facebook‘s largest African market, to learn more about the country’s development and startup scene.
I’ve lived back in Nigeria for six years now, fully entrenched in the ways, means and cultural idiosyncrasies of doing business in Africa’s largest economy. Or so I thought …
The last mapping exercise done by the World Bank in September 2015 listed less than 120 tech hubs in Africa. As of July 2016, GSMA’s research suggests there are 314 active tech hubs in Africa.
A total of 314 tech hubs and incubation centers was recorded in July by the global telecoms industry body GSMA’s Ecosystem Accelerator, a program that works to enable partnerships between operators and developers on the continent.
Just eight weeks after raising $24 million in a funding round led by Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation, Andela, one of Nigeria’s best-known startups, is saying goodbye to its co-founder Iyinoluwa ‘E’ Aboyeji.