Techpoint Africa Podcast

The Techpoint Africa Podcast brings you the most important stories of the week on startups, technology and innovation in Africa. Listen in every Tuesday and Thursday morning (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, ...more

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November 29, 2022 00:29:06
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How to choose between offline and digital marketing

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/_7WfLJcsmA0Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we have an insightful discussion into the place of traditional (offline) marketing in a world of digital marketing.Hosting the podcast is Senior Reporter, Ogheneruemu Oneyibo with Olabinjo Adeniran, a Nigerian technology professional with over ten years of experience leading and managing marketing campaigns for African startups, as our guest.To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaTimestamps00:00 - Intro01:41 - Explaining digital, offline, and hybrid marketing06:29 - Personal preference07:32 - What's the draw for both?11:56 - What's the best medium for businesses?15:12 - Building trust online20:21 - Advertising to a consumer market that is less than 30% online23:04 - Will there be a time where all marketing will be digital?24:30 - Which is best overall?26:31 - Your customer cannot be everyone!This episode was produced by Gracious Sede and Chimgozirim NwokomaEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories.Music - Beach by MBB ...

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November 24, 2022 00:17:40
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Why Jumia is scrapping products and laying off staff

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/M_7WVjRmTMwToday on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, Emmanuel and Chimgozirim discuss the recent happenings at African eCommerce giant, Jumia. The company announced potential layoffs, and the suspension of several products to help it reach profitability.Senior Reporter, Chimgozirim, shares insights into the moves made by the company to attain profitability, while suggesting viable solutions to their continued losses.To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022Timestamps00:00 - Intro00:33 - Gist on Jumia04:09 - Why is Jumia making losses?06:53 - Is scrapping these products the way to go?10:12 - Who's getting laid off?11:07 - What next for Jumia?12:11 - The evolution of eCommerce business models in AfricaUseful links African eCommerce giant, Jumia, to reduce staff and product offerings What the current B2B rave could mean for Africa’s struggling eCommerce sector Nonconsumption is your fiercest competition—and it’s winning This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories.Music - Beach by MBB ...

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November 22, 2022 00:40:15
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Listen to this before hosting your website in Africa

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/XRdoOY8kYgYToday on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, Toba Obaniyi, Whogohost CEO, sits down with our Senior Reporter, Chimgozirim Nwokoma to discuss one of Africa's foremost web hosting companies.Obaniyi shares what they hope to achieve and the obstacles they face as they navigate the field of web hosting in the African tech space and the world at large.To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022Timestamps00:00 - Intro01:04 - We meet Toba01:11 - What was the vision for Whogohost?02:20 - Competing with AWS03:47 - What can Whogohost help you do?05:28 - Differentiating Muzu from similar products14:00 - Common platforms people tend to host14:29 - Whogohost free course on web hosting16:38 - Expansion plans19:17 - Why Nigerians prefer foreign web hosting platforms25:18 - What to do when investors pick foreigners over locals30:15 - Building customer trust and market value33:18 - What an ICANN accreditation means for customers 34:48 - Why you should use Whogohost and not foreign service providers 38:05 - Predictions for the web hosting spaceThis episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories.Music - Beach by MBB ...

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November 17, 2022 00:15:15
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What does the FTX crash mean for African Web3 startup, Nestcoin?

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/EZ2Rp1tOW6Y Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, our Managing Editor, Emmanuel Paul, sits with our Senior Reporter, Bolu Abiodun in the studio. Bolu shares insights and his opinions on the tragic happenings with Nigerian startup, Nestcoin. He breaks down some of the facts and answers popular questions that have been asked. To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022Timestamps00:00 - Intro00:39 - A little backstory02:21 - Why did Yele keep all of Nestcoin's money with FTX?05:40 - What's being done for laid off staff?06:18 - Why keep the money in FTX and not Binance?07:33 - What has Nestcoin built so far?11:44 - Is crypto dead?Useful linksAfrican Web3 startup, Nestcoin, to commence layoffs with investments caught up in FTX crashFTX started with $200, grew to $32bn, and collapsed in 2 weeks. Here’s how it happenedThis episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories.Music - Beach by MBB ...

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November 14, 2022 00:51:38
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This company wants to provide free Internet at all Lagos bus stops

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/vT9G-a6zgqsToday on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we have Ayowande Adalemo, Founder of Atmosphere, speaking with our Managing Editor, Emmanuel Paul.The discussion touches on the company's plan to distribute free WiFi to Nigerians, how they hope to succeed where others have failed, the motive behind this move and much more.To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022Timestamps00:00 - Intro02:11 - We meet Ayowande02:28 - Comparing Africa to the rest of the world04:13 - What is Atmosphere?05:55 - How do you make a profiatble business with free WiFi?07:44 - Why have others failed with free WiFi?11:38 - Home or public places? 15:19 - Isn't this competition for telcos?17:42 - Won't the ads be annoying?19:51 - How do you reach people without smart devices?21:36 - Solving the lack of infrastructure problem25:19 - Getting government funding31:29 - What's the future of infrastructure building in Nigeria?35:36 - Will there be room for local players?38:13 - Navigating the cost of deploying infrastructure40:53 - Collaboration between the private and public sector in Nigeria47:07 - What is the value Atmosphere is bringing?48:21 - When is Atmosphere coming?Useful linkPublic Internet access as a means to deepening Internet penetration in NigeriaThis episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at ...

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November 10, 2022 00:55:15
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What is going on with the Binance and FTX deal?

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/iX53hzW7rqc Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, our reporters discuss and share insights on some of the trending stories in the African tech space. The stories: Jumia aiming for more profits Meta to layoff 11,000 staff Binance-FTX brouhaha Twitter drama To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africa Explore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022 Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 02:10 - Jumia's CEOs step down 11:07 - Meta lays off 11,000 employees 24:23 - Binance and FTX 43:12 - The government of an Elon Musk-run Twitter Useful links Jumia’s founders step down  Meta to lay off 11,000 employees  Binance agrees to acquire FTX Binance backs out of FTX rescue, leaving the crypto exchange on the brink of collapse Twitter recalls some staff; former CEO apologizes for layoffs Drama Unfolding at Twitter: What’s the update? Layoff Convos #2: How companies decide who to lay off. Looking deeper at 54gene, Wave and SWVL This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. Music - Beach by MBB ...

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