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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September 29, 2022 00:37:12
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Lagos tech hubs are "unsafe"?

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we look at some of the trending stories in the African tech space this week.The stories: Over 2000 Nigerian investors petitioned Kenyan High Court Lagos State Safety Commission scraping plans for co-working spaces and tech hubs safety audit Ghana could generate $4.8 billion from lithium mining in 12 years 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 2022  Timestamps00:00 - Intro01:51 - Nigerian investors petition Kenyan courts13:02 - Lagos co-working space safety audit23:25 - Atlantic Lithuim's mining licence in GhanaUseful links Over 2,000 Nigerian investors petitioned Kenyan courts to release $11.8 million Lagos co-working spaces and tech hubs to pay ₦150,000 for safety audit Atlantic Lithium obtains exploration licence for Ghana project  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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September 27, 2022 01:07:38
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Can experiential ads solve the "what I ordered vs what I got problem"?

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, Ogheneruemu steps out from behind the camera and sits down with ShopEx's Country Manager, Olajumoke Kujero and Head of Marketing, Oyindamola Olaniyan.The three discuss Nigeria's — and possibly West Africa's — first teleshopping company, ShopEx. They share their wins, challenges, effects of their target audience on their approach, and plans for the future.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 2022 Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction02:25 - We meet Ola and Oyin03:38 - What is teleshopping?08:42 - Shooting 3-minute infomercials12:20 - Why teleshopping?17:06 - Infusing buy now, pay later in teleshopping26:38 - Is eCommerce dead?30:39 - How the Russia-Ukraine conflict is affecting ShopEx33:46 - Life since a $635,000 raise37:53 - Shooting 15-minute infomercials 43:04 - Why change infomercial strategy and how will it affect ShopEx?47:09 - Why not just have a dedicated channel?49:14 - Overcoming challenges 55:38 - Regulating the eCommerce space in Nigeria 58:21 - Dealing with competition59:56 - The future of ShopEx01:04:09 - Would live-streaming social commerce solve trust issues?Useful links Nigeria’s ShopEX raises $635,000 to build the QVC of Africa Nigerian advertisers can no longer use foreign models and voice-over artists, and there’s more to come  Jumia and Zipline may succeed with drone deliveries where Amazon and DHL failed This episode was produced by Bolu Abiodun and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more ...

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September 22, 2022 00:36:48
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Why does the Metaverse feel like an innovative lie?

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss some of the happenings in the African tech space this week. The stories: Kuda 602% loss in 2021 Uber gets hacked by an 18-year old First bank scraps dollar transactions with its naira card Nedbank joins MTN in the metaverse To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaFollow this link to download the Whistle app on the Google Play StoreExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022 Build a solution for Africa’s financial woes and stand a chance to win $5,000 Timestamps00:00 - Introduction00:23 - Kuda 602% loss in 202109:56 - 18-year old hacks Uber 15:04 - First bank scraps dollar transactions on naira card25:28 - Nedbank joins MTN in the metaverseUseful links Kuda’s loss increased by 602%, from $2m in 2020 to $14m in 2021 18-year-old breaks into Uber’s internal systems, said the ride-hailing giant has weak security  Why your employees, not firewalls, should be your first line of defence against cyberattacks  The shocking truth about Nigerian email scams  You can no longer shop on foreign websites with your First Bank naira card  One of South Africa’s largest banks, Nedbank, joins MTN in the metaverse  This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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September 20, 2022 00:41:08
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Is Nigeria ready for Electric Vehicles?

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, Bolu sits down with Michael Mandela Oniemola, VP, Business Compliance and Government Relations, Autochek to discuss electric vehicles (EVs) and car financing in NigeriaSome highlights: Nigeria's readiness for EVs Possible obstacles The impact of the economic downturn on the automobile industry To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaFollow this link to download the Whistle app on the Google Play StoreExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction01:22 - We meet Michael02:57 - First thoughts on Nigeria's partnerships to manufacture EVs04:07 - Is Nigeria ready for EVs?07:04 - Can Nigerians actually avoid EVs?11:57 - Can Autochek finance EVs13:31 - Has there been a reduction in vehicle purchases17:06 - How do Autochek interest rates work?21:49 - How Autochek makes money22:33 - Speaking on Autochek's acquisitions25:59 - Customer behaviour in the different Autochek markets 28:32 - Solving the problem of trust32:28 - Challenges unique to Autochek33:43 - Is there a demand for EVs? 37:09 - Aren't our local manufacturers good enough for the government to partner with?Useful links Nigeria signs MOU with foreign partners to manufacture electric vehicles, but local manufacturers say the country may not be ready for EVs Nigeria’s Siltech produces electric vehicles, for a clean and elegant Africa  Building Africa’s Tesla: Can JET Motor Company accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Africa? This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. ...

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September 15, 2022 00:35:22
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Even CEOs are getting fired?!

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss the hot topics and happenings in Africa's tech space.Today's stories: Capiter laid off 100 employees, the company's CEO and COO Fundraising trends in Africa Brazilian unicorn, EBANX's expansion to Africa The Kenyan Assets Recovery Agency dropped money laundering charges against three Nigerian companies To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaFollow this link to download the Whistle app on the Google Play Store Explore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022  Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction05:42 - Egyptian startup Capiter fires CEO and COO11:29 - Fundraising trends in Africa14:42 - Brazilian unicorn, EBANX expands to Africa21:41 - Kenya's Asset Recovery Agency drops money laundering charges against Nigerian companies Useful links Capiter’s founders are relieved of their positions for allegedly mismanaging funds, and the company lays off 100 employee  Layoff Convos: What you should know  Brazilian payments fintech company, EBANX, expands into Africa Kenya’s Asset Recovery Agency drops money laundering charges against Nigerian companies This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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September 13, 2022 00:55:24
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Tap to pay on Danfo? The future of payments on public transport

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast we discuss how to enable a cashless economy in Africa, using Lagos, Nigeria as an example. Our guests, Co-founders of Touch and Pay (TAP), Afolabi Olamide (CEO) and Micheal Oluwole (Chief Growth Officer), explain how a single card could disrupt the future of payments, starting with the Lagos transport system.To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaFollow this link to download the Whistle app on the Google Play Store Explore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022  Timestamps 00:00 - Intro00:20 - We meet Olamide and Michael 02:47 - What Touch and Pay (TAP) is06:25 - How TAP has evolved over time10:24 - How this can help financial inclusion17:33 - Are there enough people using this solution?24:12 - Is this payment solution scalable to all forms of transportation?28:03 - Let's talk numbers29:53 - Will this work with other transactions?35:19 - Why use a Cowry card when you have other options?40:30 - What are the biggest challenges in payments in Nigeria?46:04 - How has adoption been like?48:58 - What's the future for this? Useful linkHow Touch and Pay (TAP) got 1.5 million Lagosians to adopt cashless bus rides This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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