Five things happening on the African Tech Ecosystem Today
Here’s what you should know about African Tech entrepreneurship today. (Call it the Usual Monday Dose).
1. Another feather to the cap For Omobola Johnson as she joins web foundations board of directors.
Former Nigeria ICT Minister Omobola Johnson has joined Board of Directors at Web Foundation effective November 1st 2018 to provide invaluable guidance for the Web Foundation as it fights to ensure everyone can access the web and use it to improve their lives.
2. Paystack secured Just secured $8 million Series A funding round.
Days ago, Paystack Nigerian fintech startup, announced a Series A funding round to the tune of $8 million.
Being a payment platform that it is, thousands of businesses are integrated with Paystack’s API. With the new round, which surprisingly is backed by American payment company Stripe, Paystack will have the enablement to connect more businesses across the country.
3. Theresa May wants to charge the African Tech Atmosphere
Set to invest in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa
Following Theresa May’s trip to Africa, the DCMS has announced a number of tech initiatives with Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.
Dedicated UK science, technology and innovation teams will build on the existing science relationships with South Africa and Kenya, including through the shared investments in the Newton Fund and high-end research programmes like the Square Kilometer Array.
New regional tech experts in Kenya and Nigeria will build links between the UK and Africa’s cutting-edge digital sectors; support start-ups to grow and create jobs; and help those in need of digital skills get access to training.
4. Nigeria Startup RecyclePoints Big Winners from Zambezi.
At the just concluded 2018 Zambezi Prize held in Nairobi, Kenya, three startups from the financial tech landscape in Africa were awarded financial rewards due to challenges they are solving within the space.
5. Apple Inc is set to unveil new iPhones at the Usual September 12 event
May be the Iphone Xplus will be on display (we can’t be too sure tho)
9mobile has finally been acquired.
The Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), have approved the sale of Nigeria’s third largest mobile network operator, 9mobile to Teleology Holdings Limited.