In Nigeria, an estimated 50% of the population lives in extreme poverty, and financial exclusion stands at 36% for women. These numbers will drop when more financial institutions and start-ups in Nigeria and on the continent invite a wider pool of women to the table.
My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments, and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. I discovered Shecluded while I was doing some research for TechCabal’s IWD special edition newsletter. I wanted to feature newer faces and voices. I was looking for African women who were quietly […]
Next Wave: And the Grammy for financial inclusion goes to… How Ebi Atawodi does it MARCH 28, 2021 This newsletter is a weekly in-depth analysis of tech and innovation in Africa that will serve as a post-pandemic guide. Subscribe here to get it directly in your inbox every Sunday at 3 pm WAT Hello, Check […]
Nigerian fintech startup Bankly has announced that it has raised $2 million in a seed round. Bankly digitizes financial services for people in the informal sector, usually small-scale traders who save through rotating savings and credit associations, colloquially known as “ajo” or “esusu” in Nigeria. The startup founded by Tomilola Adejana and Fredrick Adams went […]
The BackEnd explores the product development process in African tech. We take you into the minds of those who conceived, designed and built the product; highlighting product uniqueness, user behaviour assumptions and challenges during the product cycle. — Dare Okoudjou and his MFS Africa team took another significant step this week on their mission to […]
The BackEnd explores the product development process in African tech. We take you into the minds of those who conceived, designed and built the product; highlighting product uniqueness, user behaviour assumptions and challenges during the product cycle. — Interoperability is not the easiest word in the dictionary to pronounce. It is a complex and abstract mouthful. […]