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How Ajebo created a niche for himself in the Nigerian comedy industry using animation

Ever wondered the story behind Nigerian comedian, Ajebo's funny cartoon skits (HouseOfAjebo)? Find out here. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Apply for one of 30,000 Google Africa Certifications Scholarships for 2019

Google is offering 30,000 scholarship opportunities and 1,000 grants for the Google Associate Android, Mobile Web, and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Jumia on the rise: Now valued over $2.4 billion after its 2ns day on NYSE

The impressive performance of Jumia Techologies shares after two days on the New York Stock Exchange. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria is about to enter a new “strictly online” passport processing regime. But can it deliver?

Nigeria is about to enter a new e-passport regime and Nigerians will expect nothing short of a hasslefree process of application and retrieval Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

African music streaming platform, Boomplay raised $20 million in a Series A round

Music streaming platform, Boomplay recently raised $ 20 million in a Series A round Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Online sports betting in Africa: Between morality and an opportunity for revenue generation

How some African governments are clamping down on online sports betting, using tax compliance and morality as the bases for their decisions. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

African eCommerce startup, Jumia rings NYSE opening bell as it finally IPOs

Africa’s largest eCommerece startup, Jumia has  eventually launched its IPO on the NYSE Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Jumia gets the final nod to list on the New York Stock Exchange

Jumia has gotten the final nod to sell its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), as the registration statement filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been declared effective. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

A case for mass adoption of cardless ATM transactions in Nigeria

A Twitter user yesterday took to his personal account to share information about someone in Ibadan who, having withdrawn cash from an ATM using the cardless transaction option, was apprehended and taken into police custody. So, in Ibadan, someone apparently [...]

April 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

What the recently acquired switching license from CBN could mean for TeamApt

After being granted the much coveted switching license by the Central Bank of Nigeria, three year-old electronic payments company, TeamApt could have its work cut out for it Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Imagine being matched with your soulmate based on your browser history

What type of person do you think you'd be matched with? Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

6 things to know before you buy the Nokia 6.1 Plus

The Nokia 6.1 Plus, announced in July 2018 and released in August 2018, is one of the more recent in a line of pure Android (Android One) smartphones by HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones. Before I get to [...]

April 10, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Following $170m investment round, Branch is looking outside Africa’s banking system to serve the unbanked

How Branch is going after Africa's unbanked population, following its recent partnership with Visa and a successful $ 170m investment round. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 10, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The real cause of the death of Traclist, now resurrected as Sendbox

Despite generating revenue in excess of $ 220,000 in 2015 alone, fashion-focused eCommerce store, Traclist shut down in 2017. In a recent chat, the founders reveal lessons learnt from their failure and the motivation for pivoting to a new product [...]

April 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

75 Nigerian hubs have launched a unifying body in a bid to support one another

A total of 75 innovation hubs, from the different geographical regions across Nigeria, have consented to becoming members of newly formed Innovation Support Network (ISN). Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Join us this Friday for the April edition of Techpoint Pitch Friday

We are happy to announce that Pitch Friday will be back this Friday, 12th of April, 2019. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Africa Netpreneur Prize by Jack Ma is set to reward 100 African entrepreneurs

ANPI is a prize competition founded by the Jack Ma Foundation that will award $ 10 million and recognize 100 African entrepreneurs over the next 10 years. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

From software reseller to software producer: How John Obaro built a billion-naira company in SystemSpecs

John Obaro is the founder and CEO of SystemSpecs, the indigenous software company most famous for the Remita e-payment solution which powers Nigeria's Treasury Single Account policy. He recently sat down for a chat with Techpoint, where he shared his [...]

April 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian payments company, Paga won’t be a bank and isn’t afraid of telco PSBs

Nigerian payments company, Paga is 10 years old and has some interesting observations and projections. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Justice for Kolade Johnson

On Sunday, March 31, a young man was accidentally shot dead by two officers of the Nigerian Police Force's Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). Apparently, the young man, identified as Kolade Johnson was trying to help another man being harrassed [...]

April 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

15 startups built by Jumia’s first 50 employees

Ever wondered about the team that started the Jumia dream and what they've been up to? Here's your answer. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Tickets officially available for Africa’s largest tech conference; Techpoint Inspired

Because we love and cherish our readers, we are giving a 15% discount on all the ticket categories for Techpoint Inspired, which is coming up on the 1st of June, 2019. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria has a National Research and Innovation Council that oversees matters of innovation in the country

Following a meeting presided by Vice President Prof. Yomi Osinbajo on March 25th 2019, it turns out Nigeria has a National Research and Innovation Council. Find out what it is about Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Click-On Kaduna is offering a 6-month free incubation programme in Kaduna. Apply now

Click-On Kaduna, a digital economy initiative by the Kaduna State Government, is set to institute an incubation programme (KAD-DIP) and is calling out application. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

7 prominent entrepreneurs who have moved on from the Nigerian eCommerce industry

A list of prominent entrepreneurs that have left the Nigerian eCommerce space and what they are doing at the moment. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Instagram’s new checkout feature could give Nigerian eCommerce players a run for their money

Last month, Instagram announced that it is testing a new feature that allows users buy products and pay without leaving the app. We explore the feature's implications on the Nigerian eCommerce sector if and when it is eventually launched in [...]

April 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Lagos-based health startup, MDaaS secures $1.1 million in new funding round

According to the SEC filing, MDaaS has just raised about $ 1.1 million in a new funding round Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 3, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Jumia has been approved to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange

Jumia has gotten the approval to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange following an update on its Form F1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 3, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s online hotel booking company, Hotels.ng is expanding globally with Timbu

Find out why the website of Nigeria’s online hotel booking company, Hotels.ng has been redirecting to another website. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 3, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why an efficient national identification system is instrumental to Nigeria’s financial inclusion drive

PiggyVest co-founder, Joshua Chibueze highlights the need for an efficient identity system towards driving financial inclusion in Nigeriaa Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 2, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps