Editor’s note: You probably already know that talent accelerator, Andela raised $24 million in a funding round led by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. What you may not know is that media coverage of the funding sparked a controversy on Nigerian Tech Twitter about its founding narrative. This morning though, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Andela’s co-founder set the […]
Editor’s note: This post was initially a comment in response to a TechCabal article Fora just joined one of Canada’s top accelerators (Extreme Ventures) and they have done pretty well for us. We gave them a 6% stake and we are being pushed fucking hard. I hardly have time for my usual bullshit (even this, […]
This weekend, I learnt a lot about the Nigerian technology ecosystem that will host at least a portion of my company, Fora. The lessons are many but I think the most important one is that African entrepreneurs can’t find good angels, so they need to make them. So I decided to provide a how to on […]
I used to be very worried that even if we assume Nigeria finally gets its act together, and gets on the economic path to greatness, the world would have moved so far along the rapid technology and development evolution curve that Nigeria will essentially be too far gone to save.