Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017

Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of US$195 million. The DISRUPT AFRICA TECH STARTUPS FUNDING REPORT 2017, released today, reveals a record amount of funding was secured over the course of 2017, by the highest number of startups to date. Total… Read more Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017

Nigeria’s Print Anything goes head-to-head with Printivo

Nigerian digital printing startup Printivo is deemed one of the big beasts of the country’s startup scene, having attracted blue chip clients, been selected for the 500 Startups accelerator, launched a designer marketplace, and been voted Nigeria’s most investable startup. It would take a brave company, then, to go head-to-head with it, but that is… Read more Nigeria’s Print Anything goes head-to-head with Printivo

Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding Female Students

Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding Female StudentsThe Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has secured conviction against one Chisom Alex for using the Internet to fraudulently swindle unsuspecting Nigerians of their money. The 36-year old Chisom was dragged before Hon Justice A. Enebeli of a Rivers State High Court sitting in Portharcourt… Read more Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding Female Students

Geopoll: Rise of Facebook groups could threaten Jumia dominance in Africa

Geopoll: Rise of Facebook groups could threaten Jumia dominance in Africa Informal transactions through Facebook groups are threatening the success of e-commerce giants in Africa according to a recent straw poll conducted by Geopoll on the impact of the Black Friday sale promotion on this fledgling industry. According to the Black Friday Straw Poll, which… Read more Geopoll: Rise of Facebook groups could threaten Jumia dominance in Africa

The effect of Open Banking on Banks digital solutions

On Friday, 12th January 2018, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) announced Leo their chatBot which leverages Facebook’s messenger platform to assist (new and potential) customers in carrying out common banking services. These services include: sending money, buying top-up (recharge card) and checking of one’s account balance. Earlier this… Read full story here

How DoingSoon is helping event organizers with better publicity

Every year, a lot of events are held in Nigeria, Africa too. These events range from political to entertainment, religious and corporate. These events need one very important thing, publicity. Now, this is where DoingSoon comes in. We had a chat with a founder of DoingSoon, Shina Charles Memud, where he shared a lot of… Read more How DoingSoon is helping event organizers with better publicity

Why banks and FinTech startups need each other more than ever

Amy Neale, vice president and senior business leader at ‎Mastercard, explains why banks and FinTech startups need to work closely together. It’s sometimes hard to believe the iPhone was launched a little over 10 years ago, paving the way for a smartphone revolution where it seems we have ported our entire lives onto mobile. With… Read more Why banks and FinTech startups need each other more than ever

The not too fine art of Nigerian internet trolling » YNaija

You might not have heard of Adeniji Ayodeji, but unless you are one of Nigeria’s few remaining luddites with no access to instant messaging or social media of any kind, you have heard of his social media incarnation, Pablo Ayodeji. In brief,  As Pablo Ayodeji, Adeniji came into focus as part of a new wave… Read more The not too fine art of Nigerian internet trolling » YNaija

Flutterwave launches Lagos-based internship programme

FinTech innovation company Flutterwave has announced a 3-month internship programme that will provide participants with the opportunity to put classroom learning to work, gain real-world experience and build lifelong skills. “Through a combination of practical on-the-job learning, formal training activities and one-to-one mentorship, you’ll… Read full story here