Senior Reporter

Abraham Augustine is a Nigerian person, journalist and researcher obsessed with digital economies in emerging markets and Europe. For TechCabal, he writes about African startups, the investors who back them, the problems they run into, and the regulators who keep them in check. Every Sunday he writes the Next Wave, a newsletter op-ed that questions popular narratives and shares new perspectives on the progress of digital innovation in Africa.

Prior to joining TechCabal, Abraham consulted for startups in growth marketing, marketing operations and content strategy. He is the creator of Money Myths Africa and co-created trendsAf, a data and research collective that transforms data, policy impact assessments and academic research into stories and insight into how Africa’s digital economy interacts with physical systems.

In 2022, he was selected as one of 35 global journalists in the 5th Cohort of the Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program, offered by the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at City University New York.

A passionate explorer of digital systems, Abraham is crafting an experimental digital education path. He is presently enrolled in the Data, Economics. Development micromasters (with a pathway to a full MAS) offered by the Department of Economics, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the tutelage of Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, co-winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics, among other faculty.

Abraham enjoys music on an in-the-moment basis, reading random articles on the internet and is a fan of print media—the more ancient, the better.

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