Author: Tom Jackson

On-demand electrician service launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup has launched its on-demand electrician service, offering easy access to installation and repair services as well as six-months warranty. Launched at the beginning of November, has already signed up over 100 electricians specialising in a variety of jobs, and is taking requests. Co-founder Gentle Agoh is an electrical… Read full story Read More

Nigerian fintech startup Amplify to launch social banking solution

Nigerian online payments startup Amplify is partnering leading local banks to launch mTransfers, a social banking solution that lets customers transfer funds and perform other banking services via WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other social messaging platforms. Disrupt Africa reported last year on the launch of Amplify, which helps businesses accept recurring payments… Read full story Read More

Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Caketunes has launched its music distribution and production platform for artists and music producers, with producers able to sell their beats and musicians given the ability to find new fans. Launched in September, Caketunes turns producers into online merchants while also allowing artists to sort by beats with an advanced algorithm detecting a Read More

How Andela became one of Africa’s most funded startups ever

“Find an investor who supplies not only capital, but strategic support. An investor that genuinely understands your vision, as well as how to build a company like yours, and then grow together.” This advice to African startups comes from Seni Sulyman, country director of Andela Nigeria. It is worth taking, as Andela this week became Read More

DEMO Africa shortlists 35 startups for final vetting

DEMO Africa has unveiled the list of 35 startups shortlisted ahead of final vetting to launch their products at this year’s event in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 35 startups have been selected from a pool of 956 applications from 29 African countries, and are spread over 10 countries. South Africa is represented by 10 startups, Read More

20 Nigerian startups selected for She Leads Africa accelerator

Twenty Nigerian startups across a variety of sectors have been selected to take part in the Lagos-based 2017 She Leads Africa Accelerator, at the end of which they will compete for NGN2 million (US$5,600) in funding. She Leads Africa has partnered with the Work in Progress! Alliance, OCP, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), Cointreau and Intel Read More

Nigeria’s Requana launches online services marketplace

Nigerian startup Requana has launched its online services marketplace, which matches consumers with over 300 different types of professionals. Launched in Port Harcourt in July, Requana lists professionals in categories such as home, beauty and wellness, events, transportation and tutoring. Chief executive officer (CEO) Oladosu Emmanuel told Disrupt Africa the local… Read full story here Read More

DoLessons latest entrant to Nigerian tutoring space

Nigeria’s online tutoring space is already a busy one, with the likes of PrepClass and Tuteria competing for users. But latest market entrant DoLessons believes it has the edge. Launched in May, DoLessons connects users with verified expert tutors in their neighborhood for after-school lessons. For now, it is an in-person tutoring marketplace, but the Read More launched to simplify location-hunting

Nigerian startup has launched an online marketplace that connects filmmakers to suitable locations for their projects. With location scouting a tedious part of the filmmaking process, in which valuable time is spent searching for the right location, negotiating with property owners and sorting out paperwork, aims to make the job… Read full story Read More secures major partners in quest for easier payments

Nigerian payments startup has secured partnerships with major players such as Interswitch, Flutterwave, Microsoft and System Specs as it aims to increase efficiency and lower costs in the payments space. Launched late last year, is a digital payments platform that helps people send and receive money, and make payments, using just their phone numbers. Read More

NaijaMusic launches to connect Nigerians to their favourite artists

NaijaMusic has launched in Nigeria to connect users with the latest songs and videos from their favourite artists. Founder John Kilsi told Disrupt Africa, which went live at the end of June, was user-friendly and had easy-to-find links at the top of the page. Users can search by category and genre to access songs, Read More

Online printing platform Ryteprint launched in Nigeria

Online printing platform Ryteprint has launched in Nigeria to enable individuals, small businesses and corporate organisations to buy customised business printing and marketing printed products. Products available on Ryteprint include business cards, letterheads, envelopes, brochures, notebooks, invitation cards, wedding stationery, posters, roll up banners, stickers,… Read full story here Read More

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