Nigeria’s first domestically launched music streaming service, uduX has developed a new product called PopRev in partnership with PiggyVest. PopRev will allow music lovers to invest in their favourite musician’s project and make profits based on the project’s digital streaming performance. The solution will see fans become more instrumental to the financial success of the […]
Next Wave: If Flutterwave did it mPharma does it again MARCH 14, 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, On a radio show last Thursday, […]
The BackEnd explores the product development process in African tech. We take you into the mind of those who conceived, designed and built the product; highlighting product uniqueness, user behaviour assumptions and challenges during the product cycle. — When Somto Ifezue, Joshua Chibueze and Odunayo Eweniyi sensed an opportunity to build an app to help […]
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, […]
The new features from PiggyVest and CowryWise are designed to help users make transfers to their funds easily; but speculation has been rife about both startups becoming “digital banks”. In reality, neither company has any plans to become a bank at the moment.