Electricity bill, fuel, generator maintenance and solar power are some of the expenses Nigerian businesses deal with. Nigeria is currently ranked 131 on the global Ease of Doing Business Index and a lack of electricity is a major reason. This is a story of how Big Cabal tried to solve its electricity problem; one many […]
This week, we spoke to a *Ruz, a Nigerian who has made Côte d’Ivoire home but hasn’t cut Lagos off completely. Every week, I write about Nigeria’s experience in another country, but my surprise is always the same when I find another country where Nigerians are thriving. Saudi Arabia, China, Uganda, Mauritius and Kenya: what […]
There are three things I never joke with: God, family and Lagos traffic. I dread the Lagos traffic. But I would have thought that in the face of innovation and modernisation, traffic in Lagos wouldn’t get any worse. I was wrong.
MATINATI, an EduTech StartUp founded by a partnership between Uk’s EducationCity and OATS Africa, one of Nigeria’s buzzing tech platforms, in its pre-launch stages and it’s already looking promising. Taking advantage of blended learning, which is termed as an approach to education that combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional place-based […]
Do you speak, sleep and eat in code? Do you have the skill set of a top-notch developer? Are you talented in the art of coding with a passion to help build the future in banking with ideas for disruptive products and services? Then this might just be for you. Calling on all developers for […]
Sanofi, a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the lives of people worldwide, is calling on technology entrepreneurs and startups in Nigeria to participate in its 2020 AfricaTech Challenge. AfricaTech is a lab dedicated by Sanofi at VivaTech to encourage open innovation by African technology startups. The AfricaTech Challenge initiative is part of Sanofi’s strategy […]
Young people are always included in TECNO’s brand story as seen by the six people who have been awarded 1 Million Naira in TECNO’s Light Up Your Dream campaign, especially in the last three editions. In the recent scholarship award during the 2019 AcadaFest, 20 students also became beneficiaries of scholarship worth 10 Million Naira. […]
Terragon, a leading data analytics, and marketing cloud company has launched first-of-its’s-kind customer data software in Africa and partners top brewer in Nigeria, to deliver personalized brand experiences to customers. Through an aggregation of online and offline data as well as predictive scoring, the proprietary software, powered by data science and machine learning will help […]
Christian Wessels and Jasper Graf von Hardenberg, the co-founders of Nigerian renewable energy startup Daystar Power, have joined Endeavor Nigeria’s network of entrepreneurs. This comes after Daystar secured $4 million in debt financing from SunFunder, a solar energy-focused investor, to scale its energy provision services. Founded in 2017 and based in Lagos, Daystar Power provides […]
Gokada has partnered with Jumia to fulfil deliveries for Jumia Food. Some bikers have been cited since last weekend with delivery boxes branded as “Jumia Food.”
At the Endeavor Nigeria annual gathering in January, Halima Aliko Dangote walks in with her father who is introduced to a group of Flutterwave volunteers from MIT Sloan. Doing the honours is Bolaji Balogun, a 90’s veteran of First City Monument Bank, and CEO of Chapel Hill Denham, a Lagos-based investment consultancy. The Dangotes’ arrival […]
As PalmPay exited beta stage, it made a splashy entrance into the Nigerian fintech space with its funding news. What is its plan for the Nigerian market?
The ‘deca’ in Decagon signals a ten-year ambition to make Nigeria a globally envied hub for software engineering talent. It’s neither novel nor disruptive as far as mission statements go. Founded in 2018, the tech talent development company “is probably the least innovative thing I have done,” Chika Nwobi, Decagon’s founder and CEO, tells me. […]
Nigerian fintech, Aella Credit has raised a new round of funding as it plans to scale its financial solutions. The microlending company announced a $10 million debt funding from Singapore-based HQ Financial Group (HQF).
Last week, Jerome and his life in Paradise a.k.a Mauritius made for interesting reading. Today’s story takes us to Kenya, where *Victoria, a Nigerian has been working for six years. Victoria calls her move to Kenya the “weirdest Valentine’s gift she’s ever got” mostly because she couldn’t have seen it coming. She had worked in […]
Ethiopian edtech and online software outsourcing marketplace company, Gebeya has closed a $2m seed round led by Partech and Orange Digital Ventures. Nigerian based investors, Consonance Investment Managers also participated in the round. Gebeya is a tech talent outsourcing company which allows startups and SMEs hire IT talents remotely or in-house. Founded by Amadou Daffe […]
A pair of sentences sting you from the first post on Rebel Money, a financial knowledge resource that has grown to become Rise today: …it’s only two things that determine if you get wealthy or not. Consider this (sic) the two levers of financial freedom: increase your income, or lower your expenses. At the time, […]