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Are Lagos-based motorcycle on-demand companies really illegal?

Motorcycle on demand has gotten popular in Lagos, Nigeria. But are they legal? Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Feature phones and the renewed drive for internet penetration in Africa

The increasing efforts to connect more Africans to the Internet through the launching of ‘smart ‘feature phones for the continent. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: You smell nice

This week on social media; should you compliment your interviewer during a job interview?, unrest at the University of Nairobi and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee is in Lagos, Nigeria

Computer scientist and inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee is in Lagos, Nigeria as part of 30-hour tour to a few cities around to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the web. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian online grocery startup, Gloo.ng finally announces Gloopro; a pivot to e-procurement

Gloo.ng has finally announced a pivot from its former e-commerce business to e-procurement.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why would a founder agree to take ₦200k for 40% equity in their startup?

Surprisingly, some behind-closed-doors ‘angel investments’ are typically not too far off from this. We asked a few startup founders, at different stages of investment, if they would be willing to give away 40% of the company in return for ₦200k [...]

March 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Weeks without the President’s assent, Paradigm Initiative intensifies campaign for Digital Rights Bill

Paradigm Initiative is intensifying the campaign for the signing of the Digital Rights bill by starting a social media campaign about the bill. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

NCC allegedly tags Google free Wi-Fi as ‘illegal’, in a move that could be intended to protect local telcos

Following rumours that the NCC has accused Google of evading regulatory oversight of its free Wi-Fi service in Nigeria, it appears that the regulatory body is making efforts to protect local telecom companies. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Winter is coming

This week on social media, winter is coming on April 14, Ghana at 62 and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

There is no ongoing criminal court case between Marek and ‘Nigerian investors’. Time to move on

Following confirmation that there is actually no ongoing criminal case, unlike we have been led to believe, perhaps the real lessons from the Marek vs Nigerian investor saga are about due diligence and corporate governance in the Nigerian startup space [...]

March 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Online video content is not king in Nigeria, yet

Regardless of Nigeria's rising internet penetration and its massive youth population, online video content still receives very low patronage Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MTN’s ₦8k smart feature phone, the MTN Smart T, is finally here

MTN Group has finally launched the MTN Smart T, an ₦8,000 smart feature phone that can use WhatsApp, Google Assistant and other apps, for the Nigerian market. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Microsoft opens African data centre

Microsoft is opening its first African data centres in South Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Your startup is a stepping stone in the Nigerian developer’s journey abroad

This is apparent in the frequent Twitter annoncement of Nigerian developers emigrating to Germany, Amsterdam or Canada Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

South African cryptocurrency trading platform, VALR raises $1.5 million

VALR, a South African startup that’s yet to launch, has raised the $ 1.5 million in a seed funding round that was led by Bittrex — a United State blockchain trading platform. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

As cryptocurrency-dealing startups continue to thrive, Nigerian regulatory authorities will have to play catch-up

Some of the activities of the Nigerian companies in the cryptocurrency space as reported in the Nigerian Startup Funding Report 2018. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Kenyans lose hundreds of millions of shillings in bitcoin pyramid scheme

Velox 10 Global, a bitcoin pyramid scheme operating in Kenya has reportedly vanished with money from its customers Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Nigerian NBA superstar, Andre Iguodala is joining Jumia’s board of directors

Nigerian NBA star, Andre Iguodala joins the board of directors of African eCommerce giant, Jumia Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Small business owner? Register to attend Techpoint’s first in-depth SME Clinic session

Are you a small business owner? If yes, then you'll benefit from our first in-depth SME Clinic session themed, ‘The right way to take your business online'. Register now. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Yet another Internet shutdown in Algeria, as African governments continue to threaten citizen’s digital rights

The recent shutdown of the Internet in Algeria, in retaliation to protests against the reelection bid of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, brings to mind a growing trend of digital rights violation by African governments. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Keeping up with the (Nigerian) Kardashians

This week on social media; Nigeria decides and its Kardashian sisters played a huge role, Dangote is now the 64th richest man in the world and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Should we care about sub-$50 ‘smart’ feature phones for Africa in 2019?

International brands are launching sub $ 50 smartphones for Africa but are these phones really closing the smartphone penetration gap. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

In spite of territorial advantages, these guys left Lagos to launch their startup in Abeokuta

There’s no telling how launching in Abeokuta will impact on the business. But it seems Pickmeup is squaring up with the challenges nicely. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

African eCommerce could generate over $500 billion annually by 2030 — Mastercard Foundation

Mastercard Foundation in a recent report reveals that there's a great potential for the African eCommerce space. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian fintech startup, TeamApt raises $5.5 million in Series A round

Nearly 4 years after launch and a period of bootstrapping to profitability, Nigerian fintech startup, TeamApt raises $ 5.5 million in Series A round. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The customer service problem of online taxi hailing services in Nigeria

Passengers have steadily had problems with drivers on popular online taxi hailing services, Uber and Taxify. Here are a few reasons why Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

More companies target South Africa for 5G roll-out in Africa

Companies keep positioning South Africa as the first country on the continent that will have 5G connectivity. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Sub-Saharan Africa has 48.8% of the total active mobile money accounts in the world

A recent report by the GSMA reiterates the importance of mobile in the Sub-Saharan African region, especially with respect to mobile money. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet the Gokada team, creators of the “superheroes of Lagos traffic”

You see Gokada bikes almost everywhere in Lagos traffic but what do you know about the team that makes it happen? Find out Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook is partnering MainOne to bring broadband internet to Ogun and Edo States in Nigeria

Facebook is partnering MainOne to bring broadband internet to Edo and Ogun States in Nigeria.   Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps