My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. I’m on a treadmill trying to complete a two minute stretch of intense run when I feel some pain on my right knee and I fleetingly ask myself ‘What Would Moyin […]
At a packed hall in Lagos, a gathering of education and technology enthusiasts cheered for a milestone moment: the launch of Nigeria’s first book on artificial intelligence for primary and secondary schools. The eight-chapter book illustrated with animations is written by Olubayo Adekanmbi, convener of Data Science Nigeria (DSN). His organisation has taken an active […]
The Chinese backed startup OPay is continuing its move to become a super app with the launch of OCar, its ride-hailing service in Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Benin. OCar is the company’s latest vertical in an ecosystem that already includes offerings for food (OFood), bike-hailing (ORide), classifieds (OList), three-wheelers (OTrike) and bus-hailing (OBus). […]
Rubies have distilled, simplified and codified banking capabilities/systems and made them available as APIs.
Asset and Resource Management (ARM) and Ventures Platform have launched Labs by ARM 2.0, a FinTech-Focused Accelerator Program designed to support the best early-stage companies solving the hardest problems in the financial industry. This program is designed to get them to some level of product-market-fit and to massively acquire more users. This time, we’re targeting […]
Opera Ads has recently announced the addition of new ad units that will help Nigerian advertisers increase engagement with their target audiences and maximize the performance of their online campaigns.
In furtherance of its vision democratise Artificial Intelligence (AI) and position Nigeria as a future global powerhouse in the fourth industrial revolution, the convener of Data Science Nigeria (DSN), Olubayo Adekanmbi has released a first-of-its-kind book that simplifies Artificial Intelligence for primary and secondary schools pupils. This effort is in alignment with DSN’s roadmap to […]
HP is committed to the continuous improvement of after-sales support and customer service by providing customers with various options when submitting defective products for repairs.
In the three months between July and September 2019, OKash provided approximately 5 million loans valued at $250 million in Kenya, India and Nigeria. During the same period, the quick loans platform tripled its revenue to $39.9 million.
The Nigeria-based fintech company OPay has raised $120 million Series B funding from a group of Chinese investors.
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PalmPay is the latest fintech gunning for a slice of Nigeria’s financial services pie. At its formal launch this week, the company announced it has received a seed-stage injection of $40 million from TECNO. The Chinese phone brand is owned by Transsion Holdings, the company seemingly on a mission to understand and dominate the African […]
UduX is the latest in a string of music streaming companies to launch in Nigeria. We take a look at just how difficult it is to make a profit in the streaming business
Online platforms that allow people to post classifieds, including real estate, online. PropertyPro promised a “stressless approach to getting your dream home.” My experience on these platforms was far from this promise.
Visa has officially confirmed that it has acquired a stake in Interswitch, one of Africa’s biggest fintech companies. The deal is now subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020. Once completed, Visa will join firms like the IFC, Helios Investment Partners, TA Associates as shareholders. Both companies […]
Your current home address is much simpler than the one invented two hundred and fifty years ago in 18th century Europe. When autocrats of the time gave orders for houses to be numbered, it was to reinforce administrative control over subjects: track soldiers evading combat, collect more taxes, keep the people in check. Private mail […]
My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Gricd occupies a small office space in a factory inundated with large machinery. The factory is in Oregun, an industrial area on the Lagos mainland. The first time I learn about […]