Author: Tom Jackson 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

Nigerian startup Publiseer launches digital publishing platform

Nigerian startup Publiseer has launched a digital publishing platform that allows authors and music artists to publish and distribute their material across a variety of mediums. Launched early this month, Publiseer distributes books and songs to over 400 premium stores, including Amazon, Google Play and the Apple Store. The platform also offers product fine-tuning,… Read Read More

Bad elections, good drones, and eBay

Try a quick Google search for “Africa” + “tech” in the last couple of weeks and you will read little other than news of the fallout from tech malfunctions during Kenya’s election process, which resulted in the result being nullified. Feel free to read all about it, it’s a harrowing and dramatic story, but in Read More

Google expands Launchpad Accelerator to 7 more African countries

Google has expanded its six-month, equity-free Launchpad Accelerator programme to seven more African countries. Disrupt Africa reported in February Google was bringing the Launchpad Accelerator to Africa, aimed at assisting startups in leveraging Google’s latest technologies to scale their businesses through mentoring. At that time, only startups from Kenya, Nigeria… Read full story here Read More

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