Raphael Afaedor, the former co-CEO of JUMIA Nigeria who officially left the Rocket Internet-backed e-commerce company in January 2014, is finally breaking his silence today with the announcement of a new venture.
Leading global telecommunications and media company, Millicom announced today that it has launched a new technology incubator simply called “think”, to help fast track the launch of innovative digital solutions in Africa.
The poster girl of Ghana’s tech startup incubator, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), Victoria Haynes is leaving the organisation to start her own venture, TechLoy has learnt
If you work in the creative, web or publishing industries in Africa, you would agree that it could be really tough getting that perfect image to use for your work. Often times, the project may require that you use an African-esque landscape or a simple, yet unique portrait image.
After announcing that it has reached over 2,000 hotel listings across Africa, leading online booking site, Jovago is now partnering with local travel agents to help them earn revenue while booking hotels on its platform.
The city of Lagos is gradually becoming a major start-up hub in West Africa, as a new start-up incubator, tech hub or accelerator programme seems to be launching every quarter.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Hugo Beniada from Fueled, an award winning London-based app development company that builds amazing Android and iPhone apps.
After going through bouts of frustration over expensive email newsletter campaign services such as MailChimp, two Nigerian entrepreneurs have launched MailCliq to help you launch email campaigns at reasonable prices.
Two of Africa’s most successful seed investment companies, 88mph and L5Lab are teaming up to invest in the best mobile and Internet startups out of Nigeria, TechLoy has learnt.
One of Africa’s leading mobile social marketplaces, MoboFree has raised a significant undisclosed growth funding from Netherlands-based eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund), with participation from Million Monkeys, a seed investment company based in the Netherlands. MoboFree’s co-founder and CEO, Neringa Kudarauskiene says the recent funding would help the company expand its local presence in Lagos and Accra,…
Just when you’re probably thinking that the e-commerce space is the hottest place for anyone to be in right now, Onyeka Akumah, one of the leading influencers in the space is leaving Konga to build a not-an-e-commerce mobile news app.
Kenyan-based web and mobile payment platform, PesaPal has launched in Malawi to enable users pay for goods and services online via credit cards and mobile money services like M-PESA.
In a bid to empower the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs in the continent, Microsoft has awarded five African start-ups across Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria with innovation grants, through its 4Afrika initiative launched last year.
Rocket Internet-backed food delivery service foodpanda and its affiliate hellofood have received an additional $20 million in funding to expand to 40 different markets, including Tanzania and Uganda.
Lagos-based co-working space, CapitalSquare is announcing its first Demo Day, an event, it says, would bring together three creators “to talk about their craft and showcase their creations.”
Tourbly, a MEST-backed startup that connects tourists with friendly and reliable tour guides in hundreds of tourist destinations worldwide, has emerged one of the regional winners of the 2013 Google Cloud Developer Challenge.
This February, our friends over at TechCabal would be hosting a startup competition, Battlefield where some of the most innovative startups in Nigeria would compete for a chance to win $20,000 prize money.
When Rocket Internet decided to launch an Amazon-styled online retailer in Nigeria, it needed the right management team with the ability to grow a localised version in a highly-competitive, risk-prone and logistically-challenged environment such as Nigeria.
Finding companies, institutions and organisations in Nigeria that are creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in one place can be like looking for a needle in a hay stack.
San Francisco-based Heirs Holdings, the pan-African proprietary investment company founded by former United Bank for Africa Group CEO, Tony Elumelu, has announced an undisclosed investment in US start-up Planet Labs.