PiggyVest started out with one plan: digitize an offline process of using wooden boxes to save money on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The idea for the startup came in December 2015. Co-founders Somto Ifezue, Odunayo Eweniyi and Joshua Chibueze were reducing the staff size of PushCV, a still-existing human resources startup they founded, […]
A pandemic-induced economic downturn portends troubling times for businesses, but Africa remains the best destination for smart capital. The secret, according to Eghosa Omoigui, founder and managing partner of EchoVC, is in the continent’s antifragility. Omoigui shared his thoughts on the bullish case for investing in Africa as a guest on TechCabal Live, a live […]
To weather the coming economic storm, business leaders will have to be decisive and think deeply about what they prioritize for their companies. That’s according to Sim Shagaya, founder of uLesson and an experienced entrepreneur in the African technology space. Shagaya was the guest for TechCabal’s first edition of Building in Tough Times, a series […]
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 […]
for many Nigerians, it’s okay to buy discs containing films and music, the hard copy of books and newspapers but weird to exchange money for a digital copy that’ll live on their phone or some virtual account.
Achieving financial Inclusion and cashless societies have been on the agenda of governments and other stakeholders across Africa for the past few years – with varying success across the board. Despite many efforts, most African countries’ bank account penetration sits below 30% of their population. A picture that only changes in some countries once mobile […]