Everything’s back to normal as DEMO Africa wrapped up last week. As the dust settled, we see a lot of news developments across the tech landscape. A new venture capitalist, an investor-startup deal that didn’t follow through and someone is tackling unemployment head on. Here’s what went down on Monday September 28, 2015.

Nigeria’s Former Technology Minister Has Become A Venture Capitalist

Omobola Johnson would be TLcom’s first female and African partner, according to data from the fund’s Crunchbase profile and her transition to TLcom may mean more foreign investors’ confidence in the Nigerian technology ecosystem.

So, Synergy Capital Didn’t Invest In iSec Afterall?

Synergy Capital has disclosed its three invesments in Nigeria and the fintech startup was not one of them.

WhoGoHost Wants To Tackle Unemployment And Here Is How

WhoGoHost in partnership with NIITDA and NACOSS, are hosting a training programme on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The aim of this is to empower youths in Nigeria to become tech entrepreneurs in Website Development.

Here Are The 22 Apps Selected For The First Stage Of Intel’s AppCircus

Proceedings for the Lagos AppCircus are moving right along as the app longlist is out. A total of 22 apps were successfully entered for the event. Here they are.

Rocket Internet Has Big Dreams For Its New Food Delivery Portfolio

The startup – which the group is saying will disrupt a $36 billion market – is joining a growing list of other food ordering and delivery startups in Rocket Internet’s investment portfolio.


How Google’s Free Wi-Fi Plan Can Be Adopted In Nigeria

Yesterday, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announced the plan to bring free Wi-Fi to 400 train stations in India. Here are some ways it can be adopted in Nigeria to suit the current travel habits of the majority.

Elsewhere on the Internet

DabaDoc expands to Nigeria and South Africa  {Disrupt Africa}

Moroccan medical appointment booking startup DabaDoc has announced it is launching in Nigeria and South Africa, in the next round of its rapid pan-African expansion plans. DabaDoc allows  users to find doctors and book appointments online.

Fundamo founder joins payments startup Nomanini board as advisor   {Venture Burn}

Mobile industry superstar and trained nuclear scientist Hannes van Rensburg has joined the board of the fast-growing mobile startup, Nomanini, as advisor. Van Rensburg’s reputation skyrocketed when he exited mobile financial services company Fundamo for a massive US$110-million to Visa in 2011. The entrepreneur went on to claim awards recognising him as one of the world’s top 100 most influential players thee years in a row.

ESET announces East African expansion  {IT News Africa}

ESET, a global leader in security software for over 25 years, has announced the opening of their Kenyan office under the management of Bruce Donovan, with a focus on business development, channel sales, marketing and distribution. Kenya is recognised as the first country in the world to pioneer mobile technology economy.

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