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Former Rocket Internet MD, Leonard Stiegeler Becomes Ringier Africa’s New General Manager

Former Rocket Internet MD, Leonard Stiegeler Becomes Ringier Africa’s New General Manager

Four years after leaving his role as Managing Director of Rocket Internet’s fashion retailer, Sabunta (now JUMIA Fashion) in Nigeria, Leonard Stiegeler has risen to become the General Manager at Ringier Africa.


Digital Printing Startup, Printivo Secures Seed Funding From EchoVC Partners

Nigeria-based digital printing startup, Printivo, has closed a six-figure seed funding round from early-stage technology venture capital firm, EchoVC Partners, Techloy has learnt. Launched in 2014, Printivo provides fully automated online print services for local and international businesses with corporate stock collateral, such as business cards, letterheads and notepads. According to the company, the investment


Jessica Colaço, the Founding Manager of Kenya’s iHub is Leaving

After five and a half years of working to build the iHub, Kenya’s central hub for the local technology technology community, Jessica Colaço is leaving to work on something else, according to iHub founder, Erik Hersman in a blog post today. Colaço, a 2009 TED Global Fellow, was the first person who Hersman discussed with


AppRadar: Verve Paycode Puts All Your Electronic Cards In One Place

In a nutshell: A payment app from Interswitch that brings all of your electronic cards in one place. What it does: This app allows you to put all your electronic cards from different banks, including Verve, Verve eCash, MasterCard, Visa etc.) in one place, so you can make payments easily from the app. Users can


WhoGoHost to host web design training for 2000 tech entreprenuers

Leading web hosting and domains registration company, WhoGoHost has announced that it has teamed up with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to empower over 2000 youths to become tech entrepreneurs. Through its website design and development training programme, the company aims to impact IT knowledge that will power startups in youths and also


The 5 Biggest Entertainment Sectors In Nigeria [REPORT]

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, Nigeria’s entertainment and media industry is expected to grow from $4 billion USD in 2014 to $8.1 billion in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.1%. While noting that the Nigerian market is heavily driven by consumer spend, the report noted that Internet access will


Firstmonie now lets you pay for international digital content with local currency

Nigeria’s First Bank has teamed up with Mobile Media Info Tech Global Limited (MMIT) in a deal that enables consumers purchase services on international merchant websites via Firstmonie with local currency. The first merchant to go live on Firstmonie with the digital e-commerce initiative is Aflix, a mobile Video-On Demand (VOD) content provider that offers