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Rosenics Technologies’ Future Throttle event unveils deep tech startups and its plans for a drone-powered eCommerce in Africa

Rosenics Technologies’ Future Throttle event unveils deep tech startups and its plans for a drone-powered eCommerce in Africa

The Future Throttle event, which was held by Rosenics Technologies on Friday, included everything from delivery drones to electric cargo vans as well as an app that can detect hypoxia in babies.

What if you could ask anyone on the Techpoint Africa Team anything?

What if you could ask anyone on the Techpoint Africa Team anything?

People are able to contact any member of the Techpoint Africa team at any time through open direct messages. It's possible that that's just a wild guess. We have scheduled a webinar that will last for one hour, and during that time, you will have the opportunity to ask us any question you like, from how we do things to what our favorite hobbies are. Please take a seat.

Introducing the Privacy Roundtable: A little housekeeping before we begin

Introducing the Privacy Roundtable: A little housekeeping before we begin

A common misconception is that if one has nothing to conceal, they have nothing to worry about in terms of protecting their privacy. However, the problem extends far beyond than that, which is why we have decided to establish the Privacy Roundtable. However, a little housekeeping before we begin.

GIGL, GIGM might integrate crypto wallets, DeFi products into their mobile apps “soon”

GIGL, GIGM might integrate crypto wallets, DeFi products into their mobile apps “soon”

The companies @GiGLogistics and @GIGMobility may soon begin taking cryptocurrency as a payment option, according to a source who requested anonymity. This news comes amid plans to also combine DeFi solutions and super app aspirations.

Digital commerce solution, OurPass launches app, set to provide users with a one-click checkout solution

Digital commerce solution, OurPass launches app, set to provide users with a one-click checkout solution

During a virtual event, the debut of the digital commerce solution known as OurPass, which has its headquarters in Nigeria, was announced.

After failing at 4 startups, Obasegun Ayodele is making hardware accessible to Africans with Vilsquare

After failing at 4 startups, Obasegun Ayodele is making hardware accessible to Africans with Vilsquare

@Obateke started and failed at a total of four different startups while he was a student before finding success with the hardware startup @vilsquare. He offers observations and life advice gleaned from his travels.

7 things you need to know about Wave, Francophone Africa’s first Unicorn

7 things you need to know about Wave, Francophone Africa’s first Unicorn

Wave, a fintech startup based in Senegal, was recently recognized as the first Unicorn to emerge from Francophone Africa. @DrewDurbin and @lincolnq, the company's founders, recently spoke with @Techpointdotng. The unicorn is the subject of this article's seven most essential facts.

Blockchain-powered proptech startup, Seso Global, wants to change the African real  estate scene with one commodity: trust

Blockchain-powered proptech startup, Seso Global, wants to change the African real estate scene with one commodity: trust

In the midst of a sea of many faces, the real estate technology firm @SesoGlobal with a focus on Africa aims to build a trustworthy platform that will enable buyers, sellers, and other real estate market participants to coexist peacefully by utilizing Blockchain.

How early-stage venture capital firm, Saviu Ventures, is funding Francophone African startups

How early-stage venture capital firm, Saviu Ventures, is funding Francophone African startups

The success of Francophone African companies like @WaveSenegal and @Afrikrea has brought attention to these fledgling businesses on the continent. Saviu Ventures' Arthur Thuet explains some of the reasoning for the company's decision to invest in local startup businesses in the region.

A look at the increasing relevance of the global edtech industry

A look at the increasing relevance of the global edtech industry

In recent years, technological innovation has been applied to both broadening participation in educational opportunities and enhancing the overall standard of education, both of which point to a bright future for the education technology (edtech) industry. It seems appropriate to make a remark here.

As global central banks develop digital currencies, what does this mean for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies?

As global central banks develop digital currencies, what does this mean for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies?

What will become of Bitcoin in light of the fact that 80 percent of the world's central banks intend to launch their own currencies in response to the rapid adoption of cryptocurrencies?

A chat with Mopewa Ogundipe, Nigerian-born engineer behind Clubhouse’s Android app

A chat with Mopewa Ogundipe, Nigerian-born engineer behind Clubhouse’s Android app

Building Android products has been @mopewa o's strong suit ever since she was in high school and has followed her all the way to Silicon Valley. She joined the team during @JoinClubhouse's first year of operation to work on the company's long-awaited Android application. This is the story of her incredible journey toward maturation.

A bird’s-eye view of Hardware Convention 2021, held in Aba

A bird’s-eye view of Hardware Convention 2021, held in Aba

The Hardware Convention 2021, which took place in Aba, Abia State, in the South-East region of Nigeria, offered attendees a unique look into the inner workings of the ecosystem through a variety of engaging panel discussions as well as an eye-opening tour. Curious? If that's the case, you should read on.

Creating hope through action: Suicide prevention in a tech-enabled world

Creating hope through action: Suicide prevention in a tech-enabled world

According to the World Health Organization, more than 700,000 people take their own lives each year by means of suicide. Even more attempt it. In honor of #WorldSuicidePreventionMonth, we investigate ways in which people and technology can work together to prevent suicide.

What will it take to build the future of e-commerce in Africa?

What will it take to build the future of e-commerce in Africa?

The days of conducting business via the use of barter have given way to those of conducting business through the use of online purchasing. A similar upward trend can be seen in the average amount spent by online shoppers, which is forecast to approach $15 billion in 2019. What steps need to be taken to ensure the continued growth of e-commerce in Africa?

Nigeria’s Akiddie is scaling to become a storytelling platform for minority kids worldwide

Nigeria’s Akiddie is scaling to become a storytelling platform for minority kids worldwide

Pivoting from an e-library to document African children's stories, Nigeria's Akiddie is scaling to become a digital marketplace for creators who want to tell stories for minority children across the globe.

Improving literacy with mobile phones and tech tools in Africa

Improving literacy with mobile phones and tech tools in Africa

Literacy should be considered a fundamental human right. But according to a study conducted by the African Library Project in 2019, 30 million children living in Africa were illiterate. We investigate the ways in which mobile phones and other technological tools are contributing to an increase in literacy rates in Africa.

From designing album covers for Adekunle Gold and Blaqbonez, Anthony Azekwoh took a chance on NFTs and made a killing

From designing album covers for Adekunle Gold and Blaqbonez, Anthony Azekwoh took a chance on NFTs and made a killing

It was clear that @AnthonyAzekwoh had reached the pinnacle of his artistic career when he began designing album covers for well-known musicians such as @adekunleGOLD and @BlaqBonez. The moment he entered the #NFT space, though, he made an incredible discovery. Get your feet wet to find out.

Meet Ruth Iselema, the Bitmama of the African blockchain space

Meet Ruth Iselema, the Bitmama of the African blockchain space

Ruth Iselema (@realbitmama), the founder of @bitmamaexchange, lost 250,000 while attempting to sell bitcoin in 2016, and as a result, she came to the conclusion that this practice needs to be eliminated. Her first major step? Leaving #PortHarcourt to experience the 'energy' of Lagos. That decision was profitable. This is the story of her business ventures.

Fintech escrow service provider, Vahlid, wants to protect your money in online retail transactions

Fintech escrow service provider, Vahlid, wants to protect your money in online retail transactions

In some instances, the predicament of "what I ordered versus what I got" impacts not only customers but also sellers who conduct business online. @vahlid official, a fintech startup that provides escrow services, works to increase the level of trust between buyers and sellers.

South Africa’s 5G network might be on shaky ground; here’s why

South Africa’s 5G network might be on shaky ground; here’s why

On Monday, August 30, 2021, the Information and Communications Technology Authority of South Africa informed telcos that it would be revoking access to the country's emergency spectrum use. Despite this, it would appear that there may be issues with the country's 5G network. Why? Find out more by reading on.

Building Shopify for Africa: Nigeria’s Bumpa plans to digitise thousands of African businesses

Building Shopify for Africa: Nigeria’s Bumpa plans to digitise thousands of African businesses

Following its relaunch in February 2021 as @getbumpa, a Nigerian eCommerce startup that was formerly known as SalesCabal, has successfully raised a pre-seed funding round of $200,000 to digitise thousands of businesses operating on the continent of Africa using its platform.

Experts explain how founders can strategically avoid the pitfalls of business partnerships

Experts explain how founders can strategically avoid the pitfalls of business partnerships

90% of companies fail, with some failing due to the termination of commercial agreements intended to improve service offerings. Some experts offer advice on how startups should prevent similar blunders.

CBN looks to Barbados to design the eNaira, why not Nigeria?

CBN looks to Barbados to design the eNaira, why not Nigeria?

Bitt Inc., a Barbadian company, has been chosen as the technical partner for the CBN's eNaira initiative. What does becoming a technical partner entail? Are there any companies in Nigeria that can provide these services? Let's have a look.

“Angel investing is more than just writing a cheque” — Biola Alabi, Nollywood producer and tech investor

“Angel investing is more than just writing a cheque” — Biola Alabi, Nollywood producer and tech investor

There is still a significant amount of demand for early-stage financing in spite of the significant progress that has been made in investing in African startups. Techpoint Africa had the opportunity to speak with @biolaa1 about the startup industry and angel investing. Dive in.

10 African tech experts putting Africa on the world map

10 African tech experts putting Africa on the world map

Africans have made significant contributions to the field of technology, in spite of the fact that they are grossly underrepresented there. In honor of the International Day for People of African Descent, we would like to shine a light on 12 Africans who have been an inspiration to others.

Nifemi Akinwamide defied a learning challenge to become Kudi’s Product Manager

Nifemi Akinwamide defied a learning challenge to become Kudi’s Product Manager

After having difficulty in school and starting his first business when he was barely 20 years old, @Omoakinwamide navigated his way through a winding path of careers until landing his current position as Product Manager, Marketplace at @kudihq.com. This is how his tale goes.

44,000 Africans disappeared in 2020; can technology help find them?

44,000 Africans disappeared in 2020; can technology help find them?

As of the year 2020, the International Committee of the Red Cross estimated that 44,000 people, most of whom were either government critics or victims of terrorist attacks, had vanished without a trace in Africa. As today is the #InternationalDayoftheDisappeared, we examined the complexities of their stories as well as the part that technology played in the events that transpired.

6 ways to spice up your YouTube Shorts content

6 ways to spice up your YouTube Shorts content

As content creators in Nigeria compete for a share of YouTube's $100 million Shorts Fund for YouTube Shorts content creators, we have compiled a list of six ways to add some spice to your Shorts life.

Tizeti is testing a next-gen technology that could bring 5G-level speeds to Nigeria

Tizeti is testing a next-gen technology that could bring 5G-level speeds to Nigeria

Tizeti is currently conducting tests of a next-generation technology that, if successful, has the potential to deliver internet speeds in Nigeria that are more than 30 times faster than the country's average. This exciting new development is broken down for us by @eruskkii of @techpointdotng.

5 tech tools that can help people struggling with maths and math concepts

5 tech tools that can help people struggling with maths and math concepts

Many Africans who have difficulties with mathematics and mathematical concepts, also known as dyscalculia, are not aware that they have the condition, and others who are aware of it do not know how to deal with it. Here are five technological tools that can be of assistance to them in their endeavors.

Pan-African fintech startup, pawaPay, raises $9 million seed for expansion and talent recruitment

Pan-African fintech startup, pawaPay, raises $9 million seed for expansion and talent recruitment

Pawapay, a fintech startup with operations in the UK and Pan Africa, has announced that it has raised $9 million in seed funding. The platform is looking to expand its operations throughout Africa and bolster the talent of its team.

SME Clinic 2021 in the rearview mirror

SME Clinic 2021 in the rearview mirror

The most recent iteration of #SMEClinic was a wonderful combination of sessions that provided profoundly insightful information and tools that are applicable to the world of digital business today. The following provides a summary of the event.

Egyptian eCommerce platform, MaxAB, gets $15m Series A extension, acquires Morocco-based WaystoCap

Egyptian eCommerce platform, MaxAB, gets $15m Series A extension, acquires Morocco-based WaystoCap

Egyptian B2B eCommerce platform MaxAB has announced an additional $15 million fundraising in addition to the acquisition of Moroccan eCommerce firm @WaystoCap. This news comes on the heels of one of the largest Series A funding rounds in the MENA region.

Shared mobility startup, Plentywaka raises $1.2 million seed round, acquires Stabus Ghana

Shared mobility startup, Plentywaka raises $1.2 million seed round, acquires Stabus Ghana

An announcement of a $1.2 million seed raise was made by @PlentywakaNG exactly one month after the company graduated from the @techstars Toronto Accelerator program. In addition, the company has expanded its presence in Africa through the acquisition of Stabus Ghana (@Plentywakagh).

A walk of photographs through nature and culture in the ancient city of Ilé-Ifè

A walk of photographs through nature and culture in the ancient city of Ilé-Ifè

Photos can be anything from selfies to birthday photoshoots to even pictures of babies, and they all serve to both preserve memories and tell incredible stories. In honor of #WorldPhotographyDay 2021, we will be sharing some stories with you about the Yoruba city of Ilé-Ifè through the medium of photographs. Examine it carefully. #WorldPhotographyDay2021.

11 critical questions on the leaked NITDA bill; a tussle for more power?

11 critical questions on the leaked NITDA bill; a tussle for more power?

Following the disclosure of a bill by @NITDANigeria a few days ago, there has been a frenzy of activity in the Nigerian tech space. Are these provisions truly brand new, or is the Agency just looking for new ways to carry out what has previously been established? Let's find out.

Security interests over Intellectual Property Assets — A review of the Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act 2017

Security interests over Intellectual Property Assets — A review of the Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act 2017

A study of the Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act 2017 written by Mosun Oke, Managing Partner of TopeAdebayoLLP. Security interests over Intellectual Property Assets ( Techpoint Publishing Partner)

Everything you need to know about Hardware Convention 2021 holding in Aba

Everything you need to know about Hardware Convention 2021 holding in Aba

@CIC Makerspace will play host to a hardware convention in Aba, which is located in Abia State, Nigeria, from the 26th through the 28th of August. The event will include both panel discussions and a walking tour of the city's technology and engineering hotspots.

Fintech startup, Pngme, closes $15m Series A to increase customer  base, expand team

Fintech startup, Pngme, closes $15m Series A to increase customer base, expand team

Pngme, a Pan-African financial data startup based in San Francisco, has successfully closed a $15 million Series A funding round in order to grow its customer base and expand its technical team.

Nigeria’s Central Bank reportedly freezes accounts of Chaka, Bamboo; what happens to your investments?

Nigeria’s Central Bank reportedly freezes accounts of Chaka, Bamboo; what happens to your investments?

According to reports, the accounts of four Nigerian investment technology companies—Chaka, Bamboo, Risevest, and Trove—have been frozen by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The alleged reason for this action is illegal activity in the forex market and trading cryptocurrency. What happens to the money that is invested? The new businesses?

Meet Wale Abba, who designed Interswitch’s Quickteller and several Nigerian banking apps

Meet Wale Abba, who designed Interswitch’s Quickteller and several Nigerian banking apps

@waleabba, who is 35 years old and has worked in a variety of fields, reached a significant turning point in his career during his time at @InterswitchGRP. While he was there, he developed banking apps for Nigerian financial institutions and designed @Quickteller. This is how his tale goes.

Facebook’s undersea Internet cable is coming to South-East Nigeria and 3 other African countries

Facebook’s undersea Internet cable is coming to South-East Nigeria and 3 other African countries

Facebook made the announcement in May 2020 that it would be increasing Internet connectivity in Africa through the installation of an undersea cable system called 2Africa. Now, the cable will extend to three additional countries, one of which is South-East Nigeria, where it will make a landing.

It’s 9 days to SME Clinic 2021. Are you excited?

It’s 9 days to SME Clinic 2021. Are you excited?

Both the desire to learn and the need to share what one has learned are two sides of the same coin, and both of these motivations will be on full display in nine days at SME Clinic 2021. Get your ticket right away because there are only a few more spots available.

This is Patricia; a place where convention comes to die

This is Patricia; a place where convention comes to die

Patricia, have you ever considered what it would be like to work as a co-sponsor for Big Brother Naija season 6? Allow Rachael Akalia, who manages the brand, to guide you through a personalized video tour.

I want more women to become angel investors — Yemi Keri on angel investing and building Rising Tide

I want more women to become angel investors — Yemi Keri on angel investing and building Rising Tide

@YemiKeri is the Co-founder of @RisinTideAfrica, which has portfolio companies including Eden, Gradely, and Bankly. She shared her investment experience, including both her successes and her failures, with Techpoint Africa while they were on the phone together. Dive in.

#TwitterBan: FG to lift ban “in a matter of days”

#TwitterBan: FG to lift ban “in a matter of days”

After more than two months have passed since the Nigerian government indefinitely suspended access to the microblogging platform Twitter, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has disclosed that the ban may soon be lifted.

Absa Bank Kenya launches WhatsApp banking as part of its digitisation agenda

Absa Bank Kenya launches WhatsApp banking as part of its digitisation agenda

After committing to invest KSh 1.6 billion in digitizing its banking process, @AbsaKenya has launched its WhatsApp banking offering to enable users to conduct transactions via chat. This comes after the bank stated its intention to digitize its banking process earlier this year.

JumiaPay partners with the National Bank of Egypt to offer business payment services

JumiaPay partners with the National Bank of Egypt to offer business payment services

@JumiaPay, the financial technology (fintech) startup that is a part of the @Jumia Group marketplace, has partnered with @NBE1898 to offer new digital payment services.

Nigerian eCommerce startup, Omnibiz, secures $3m seed to expand across West Africa

Nigerian eCommerce startup, Omnibiz, secures $3m seed to expand across West Africa

@omnibiz, a B2B eCommerce startup with headquarters in Nigeria, made the announcement today that it has successfully raised $3 million in seed funding. The money will be used to broaden the range of products available and to expand into additional cities in West Africa.

How South African edtech startup, FoondaMate, is helping students study with WhatsApp

How South African edtech startup, FoondaMate, is helping students study with WhatsApp

@FoondaMate is a WhatsApp API edtech platform that was founded in August 2020 by two South Africans who found it difficult to obtain education and study materials. Since its inception, the company has assisted over 130,000 students in their academic pursuits by utilizing WhatsApp.

Jumia’s operating loss spirals to $51 million in Q2 2021 following aggressive marketing

Jumia’s operating loss spirals to $51 million in Q2 2021 following aggressive marketing

In the second quarter of 2021, the eCommerce company Jumia, which focuses on the African market, reported an operational loss of $51.6 million. This was the result of an intensive marketing effort. This is a hint of Jumia's change in business approach as it represents a rise of 24.7 percent from the previous year.

3 reasons not to miss SME Clinic 2021

3 reasons not to miss SME Clinic 2021

In this day and age, when people are only six degrees of separation away from any other person on the planet, meetings are of the utmost significance. Join us at SME Clinic 2021, where you will have the opportunity to learn, network, and possibly receive a grant of 100,000 yen.

Nigeria-based mobility fintech, Moove raises $23 million Series A

Nigeria-based mobility fintech, Moove raises $23 million Series A

@Mooveafrica, an auto-financing startup based in Nigeria, has raised $23 million in Series A funding. This comes after the company completed a seed round in 2020 that was worth $5.2 million. The company's goal is to make car ownership more accessible to people all over Africa.

Nigeria-based anti-counterfeiting startup, Chekkit raises $500k pre-seed funding

Nigeria-based anti-counterfeiting startup, Chekkit raises $500k pre-seed funding

@Chekkitapp, an anti-counterfeiting startup based in Nigeria, has successfully raised $500,000 in pre-seed funding as it looks to grow its team. In addition to being an angel investor, @biolaa1 will now serve on the advisory board of the company.

MainOne’s new data centre could usher in exciting connectivity age in Ghana

MainOne’s new data centre could usher in exciting connectivity age in Ghana

Following the launch of MainOne's Data Center in Ghana, @Techpointdotng's @eruskkii investigates in depth how the company's cloud solutions and access to global Internet exchanges have the potential to usher in a new digital era for the economy of West Africa's second-largest country.

Nigerian IT company, Decagon, raises $1.5 million seed round to train software engineers

Nigerian IT company, Decagon, raises $1.5 million seed round to train software engineers

The Nigerian information technology company Decagon has successfully completed a seed round fundraising effort, which brought in $1.5 million, and has also secured a student loan financing facility with a total amount of $25 million. These funds will be used to educate software engineers and help them find funding and dream jobs.

Flutterwave to drive US expansion as it appoints Silicon Valley veteran as head of US growth

Flutterwave to drive US expansion as it appoints Silicon Valley veteran as head of US growth

@theflutterwave has announced the appointment of Jimmy Ku as the head of US growth in anticipation of the company's future plans to provide payment services to customers located in the United States. This follows a Series C funding round that took place in March 2021 and raised 170 million dollars.

MVX, Nigerian digital freight startup, secures $1.3m to tackle ocean freight challenges in Africa

MVX, Nigerian digital freight startup, secures $1.3m to tackle ocean freight challenges in Africa

A portion of the total value of international merchandise trade comes from Africa. And a Nigerian digital freight startup called @mvx hq has just secured a seed investment of $1.3 million to help boost trade on the African continent by providing digital versions of traditional financial and freight services.

Rachael Akalia’s remarkable journey to becoming Patricia Technologies’ brand manager

Rachael Akalia’s remarkable journey to becoming Patricia Technologies’ brand manager

After living her life with hope and ambitious goals, @RachaelAkalia joined Patricia Technologies (@PatriciaSwitch) in February 2018, as a member of the company's sales team. She worked her way up through the ranks, and she is now responsible for managing the entire brand of the startup. An intriguing look at her past and future endeavors is presented here.

Inside Alida School’s plans to raise Africa’s next generation of tech talents

Inside Alida School’s plans to raise Africa’s next generation of tech talents

@alida school has joined the race to find a solution to this problem by offering cohort-based coding classes. This is because Africa's nascent tech ecosystem is struggling with the issue of a small talent pool, as there are only a handful of upskilled developers.

South Africa-based agritech startup, Khula, raises $1.3 million seed to scale operations

South Africa-based agritech startup, Khula, raises $1.3 million seed to scale operations

Khula, an agritech platform that connects farmers to traditional marketplaces, recently announced that it has successfully raised $1.3 million. These funds will be used to expand their operations throughout the entirety of South Africa.

Oluyomi Ojo steps down as Printivo CEO

Oluyomi Ojo steps down as Printivo CEO

Oluyomi Ojo, who helped found the print-on-demand startup @Printivo six years ago, has resigned from his position as the company's chief executive officer.

What to expect at SME Clinic 2021

What to expect at SME Clinic 2021

Resilience, grit, and some degree of shrewdness are characteristics that have been embodied by our speakers here at the SME Clinic 2021. Running a successful business in Nigeria requires all three of these qualities. Discover some of the things you can look forward to experiencing from them at the event.

PayPal joins global fintech accelerator, Catalyst Fund as it announces 9th cohort of its inclusive fintech programme

PayPal joins global fintech accelerator, Catalyst Fund as it announces 9th cohort of its inclusive fintech programme

The world's leading fintech accelerator, @CF BFA, has just announced the ninth group of participants for the Catalyst Fund Inclusive Fintech program. This initiative is designed to investigate the role that digital finance plays in climate resilience. This new group of entrepreneurs will be joining from three different African countries.

Nigerian fintech, Kuda Bank closes $55 million Series B to expand into other African countries

Nigerian fintech, Kuda Bank closes $55 million Series B to expand into other African countries

@kudabank, a Nigerian financial technology company, has completed a $55 million Series B raise at a $500 million valuation, following a Series A raise of $25 million in March 2021. The young company has high hopes of using this to expand into additional African nations.

Who puts out your IT fires when you’ve deleted an entire file from the company’s servers?

Who puts out your IT fires when you’ve deleted an entire file from the company’s servers?

#SysAdminDay will take place on July 30, 2021. This is especially relevant when referring to System Administrators, as not all heroes are depicted as wearing capes. This page discusses their past, their challenges, and potentially their potential for the future.

Airtel Africa receives $200 million to invest in network and sales infrastructure

Airtel Africa receives $200 million to invest in network and sales infrastructure

A capital infusion of two hundred million dollars has been provided to Airtel Africa with the goals of lowering the company's debt and enhancing its sales and network infrastructure. This follows an investment of $200 million in 2021 and another investment of $100 million in 2021.

The Clubhouse effect: Project Management software, Clubhouse.io is changing its name to Shortcut

The Clubhouse effect: Project Management software, Clubhouse.io is changing its name to Shortcut

@clubhouseio, a company that makes software for managing projects, has decided to change its name to Shortcut. The meteoric rise of the live-audio platform known as @Clubhouse was given as the reason for this. An interesting unintended consequence

One soul in two bodies — a look at friendships in the digital age

One soul in two bodies — a look at friendships in the digital age

In honor of today being the International Day of Friendship, Techpoint Africa takes a look at what it means to be friends in the modern era through the perspectives of different age groups and groups of friends. This video, which is filled with nothing but love, laughter, and light, serves to remind us that friends are like having two people's souls combined into one.

Alpha Mead launches Call2Fix app

Alpha Mead launches Call2Fix app

The maintenance phase of any building's lifecycle accounts for more than 70 percent of the total.

An insight into how early-stage venture firm, LoftyInc Capital Management, invests in African startups

An insight into how early-stage venture firm, LoftyInc Capital Management, invests in African startups

LoftyInc Capital Management (@LoftyInc) has made investments in more than one hundred different start-up companies, some of which are Andela and theflutterwave. In order to gain his perspective on startup investing, we had a conversation with @idrisayobello, a managing partner.

4 tech tools to help people with dyslexia overcome workplace and school challenges

4 tech tools to help people with dyslexia overcome workplace and school challenges

While some dyslexic Africans may be unaware that they have the condition, others may be clueless about how to deal with it in the classroom or the workplace. The following are four resources that can assist them in achieving their goals.

Building Africa’s Tesla: Can JET Motor Company accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Africa?

Building Africa’s Tesla: Can JET Motor Company accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Africa?

In 2019, the JET Motor Company of Nigeria raised $9 million in order to construct the Tesla of Africa. When it finally releases the JET EV in 2021, it will be well on its way to accomplishing what it set out to do. But what exactly are its objectives? Find out more by reading on.

Nigerian Healthtech startup, Field Intelligence announces expansion into 11 cities across Nigeria and Kenya

Nigerian Healthtech startup, Field Intelligence announces expansion into 11 cities across Nigeria and Kenya

After raising $3.6 million in Series A funding a year ago, the health technology startup @fieldintel is getting ready to roll out their pharmacy inventory management service in 11 cities across Nigeria and Kenya.

Ivory Coast-based fintech startup, Julaya raises $2 million pre-series A for its West African expansion

Ivory Coast-based fintech startup, Julaya raises $2 million pre-series A for its West African expansion

@JulayaMoney, a fintech payment startup, has just raised $2 million as part of its pre-series A round. With this funding, the company plans to facilitate its expansion into West Africa, launch new digital products, and grow their team.

SME Clinic 2021: Meet the speakers

SME Clinic 2021: Meet the speakers

The SME Clinic 2021 is shaping up to be a gathering of small business owners and entrepreneurs working in the SME space that will be packed with valuable content. The following individuals have been invited to speak about using technology to ensure the longevity of your company:

Egyptian grocery delivery startup, GoodsMart raises $3.6 million for country-wide expansion

Egyptian grocery delivery startup, GoodsMart raises $3.6 million for country-wide expansion

A round of funding totaling $3.6 million was led by @sawariventures and was completed by the Cairo-based grocery delivery startup GoodsMart. The company intends to put the funds toward expanding their team as well as making the process of expansion easier.

South African fintech, Yoco, secures $83m Series C to strengthen market presence

South African fintech, Yoco, secures $83m Series C to strengthen market presence

Today, South African financial technology company @Yoco ZA announced the completion of a $83 million Series C funding round. Consequently, it has become one of the most valuable new businesses in Africa. With this funding, we will be able to expand our offerings and strengthen our presence in the market.