Tech Cabal Archive for July 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

CompexAfrica is an online marketplace to buy and sell companies

Zimbabwe’s cash crunch is literally forcing them out of the past

Standard Bank and Citigroup are helping MTN Nigeria list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

Orange is launching Solar kits, a smart electricity meter, others for rural communities in MEA

ICYMI: Here’s the TechCabal Conference Call about Kinnevik’s Q2 2016 results

According to GSMA’s Mobile Economy Report, Africa has ~557 million mobile users

Gionee M5 Plus: A Pure Breed of Ingenuity

Angu: Oo Nwoye thinks the ecommerce problem is more execution, than addressable market size

Eloho Omame: Can the Nigerian market support both Konga and Jumia at scale?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

BREAKING: UK’s Commonwealth Development Corporation just invested EUR50 million in AIG

24Lottos will let you buy lottery tickets from lotteries around the world

Women in Tech Africa is holding a Women in Tech Week in Nairobi, this September

Kuhustle, Kenya’s Uber for tech talent, got into Y Combinator

Startups from around Africa are invited to apply to join The Global FinTech Hackcelerator

Not long after Safaricom launched LittleCabs, Uber Kenya has slashed their prices by 35%

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Join the TechCabal Conference Call about the Kinnevik Q2 2016 results, tomorrow

Konga is worth $34 million, has 184000 active users, 80% mobile, according to Kinnevik

Ntel’s just announced General TY Danjuma as their new board chairman

Blackberry’s second Android phone, DTEK50, is basically the Alcatel Idol 4 rebranded

Infinix’ new smartphone, the Hot S is out on Jumia for ₦45500

Reach (beta) is an app that lets you save with any group of people towards a common goal

All aboard the Seedstars train! Next stop, Accra

After pivoting to e-commerce last year, VConnect has brought back business listings

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Techplus 2016 Highlights Nigeria’s Role in Africa’s Technology Revolution

Will the real hardware hackers please stand up?

Monday, July 25, 2016

Verizon has bought up Yahoo’s assets for $4.8 billion

Here’s an opportunity for African startups to pitch at CES 2017

CcHub is holding a digital security workshop on Thursday, July 28

These are the 8 startups that got invested in at “Africa’s most epic founder bootcamp”

Slush 2016 GIA in Finland, partners Ventures Platform for Nigerian Local Competition

Devcenter is having a chat about world-saving Progressive Web Apps at 1:30pm today

You should check out Frontdesk, a mother site that lets you birth other sites

Friday, July 22, 2016

JUST IN: Konga is letting some of its staff go for “optimal productivity”

Cameroonian Startups have the opportunity to pitch for FCFA 1 million at #PitchDay237

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Spectranet 4G LTE Improves Coverage In Ibadan

Tom, meet Foolery: Uber Edition

The Studio, Capital Square’s new co-working space in Ikoyi is launching on July 30

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

More than 1 billion people now use Facebook Messenger every month

She Leads Africa has announced the ten startups that made it into its Accelerator programme

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Seedstars World is coming to Nigeria on August 11, applications open now

Praekelt just launched a chatbot to give pregnant women maternal health information

Etisalat raises bar, launches digital education platform, Cliqlite for Nigerian students

Monday, July 18, 2016

Silvertree Internet Holdings just dropped a wad of cash on an online pet food store

The African Union has unveiled the African Passport, and a free trade agreement

MPost lets Kenyans use their mobile numbers as a virtual post office box

Someone’s made a site to democratise access to Nigerian Legislators

After their $24m Series B, Andela appoints Wambui Kinya as their Chief Strategy Officer

Friday, July 15, 2016

Printivo is Nigeria’s most investible startup, they said

The Design Institute Lagos is holding a triad of events this summer

You should check out tammah, if you like “online video platforms for African indie content”

Thursday, July 14, 2016

YorubaName is holding a webinar for developers on July 23

eTranzact’s BankIT is the newest way for Nigerians to make payments

Uber’s partnered with Kenya’s Sidian Bank to help drivers get car loans

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Computer Science students graduating in 2017, here’s an opportunity to visit a Google campus

There’s a Tech Brunch in Yaba, this Sunday

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

KongaPay is organising a Developer Conference on July 16 at CcHub

Monday, July 11, 2016

Uber has hired a legal bigwig as their Senior Counsel for Sub-Saharan Africa

The Ethiopian government’s brilliant reaction to exam malpractice? Block social media

Nigerian telcos and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad scam of “text STOP to 2442”

Friday, July 08, 2016

Yesharvest is Spotify for fresh fruits and vegetables

LAN syndicates are investing in three ventures from the Second Lagos Startup DealDay

Safaricom launched Little Cabs in Kenya and the competition is already responding

Zimbabweans can now receive money via PayPal

Uber drivers in South Africa are joining a union so they can fight Uber

Equity Bank is expanding its mobile platform, Equitel, to other parts of East Africa

If you fancy spending 30 years in jail, go fly an unregistered drone in Ghana

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

SlimTrader Primes Nigerian hotels for Global Visibility

U.S. CIO joins speaker lineup at TechPlus 2016 in Lagos

Monday, July 04, 2016

With data sovereignty, location isn’t everything

Why the Cloud is Like an Orchestra; and PaaS the Conductor

Sendy is adding on-demand taxi and boda boda hailing services to its list

Seedstars’ African tour is moving on to Angola

MTN’s Group CFO has resigned

This is how we will bring “Esusu” informal loan groups to the 21st century

Friday, July 01, 2016

IDWork is South Africa’s best emerging startup

Have your cake and eat it!

I’m sad that Google picked Nougat over Nkwobi for Android N, but hey…