Ghanaian startup and MEST incubatee, Dropifi, just made it into the 6th batch of the 500 Startups accelerator programme. I believe they are the first African startup to do it, way to go! First Saya made it to Disrupt. Now Dropifi. I plan to visit MEST in June to see what secret sauce they are feeding those people up in there.
I work out of the Co-Creation Hub. I’ve done so since October last year, and by this time I know to come in early. Because if I came in anytime past noon, my favourite spot would probably be taken already. And it might be a bit hard to find a place to plug my laptop […]
Paystack, a fintech company that powers growth and payments for businesses in Africa, today announced its official launch in South Africa after a six-month pilot. The launch marks Paystack’s expansion into its third market, following Nigeria (where it claims it powers over 50% of all online payments), and Ghana. This announcement is coming seven months […]
The BackEnd explores how tech products are built in Africa, highlighting uniqueness, user behaviour assumptions, pilots, pivots and challenges during the product cycle. A new edition every other Thursday. — Before becoming Director of Operations at ORide in 2019, Ridwan Olalere had been around Nigeria’s startup scene for a few years, taking note of big […]
Is there a ride-hailing service in Gabon? Yes, Gozem just launched there this week. Founded in 2018 by Emeka Ajene and Raphael Dana, Gozem operates an app that offers transportation, logistics, e-commerce and financial services in primarily-francophone African countries. Gozem is aiming to be the super app for Africa and is modelled after the success […]
Cordel Robbin-Coker, Lucy Hoffman, and Tinotenda Mundangepfupfu started Carry1st in 2018 to publish mobile games and interactive content for Africans. One of their games, Carry1st Trivia, got a lot of buzz in 2020 with about one and a half million downloads. In the three years since its launch, Carry1st has also become a medium for […]