Techpoint Africa Podcast

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November 15, 2019 00:20:39

A tale of two Jacks

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast: Everything that happened when Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey visited Lagos, Nigeria. https://techpoint.africa/topics/jack-dorsey-in-nigeria/ Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, was in Nigeria too. https://techpoint.africa/2019/11/14/alibaba-group-founder-jack-nigeria-visit/ TECNO parent company enters African mobile payments with PalmPay. https://techpoint.africa/2019/11/13/transsion-enters-african-payments-with-palmpay/ Meanwhile OPay suspends its bus-hailing service, OBus in Lagos. https://techpoint.africa/2019/11/14/obus-suspended/ Is Jumia pivoting into a fintech company? https://techpoint.africa/2019/11/13/jumiapay-saving-grace/ Interswitch is a unicorn but this London-based investor owns more than half of the company https://techpoint.africa/2019/11/14/helios-owns-majority-interswitch/ Kenya’s obsession with licences puts Swvl operations on hold. https://techpoint.africa/2019/11/13/kenya-licence-stop-swvl/ Plugs: 1. Join us at our office this evening (Nov 15) for Pitch Friday. https://eventprime.co/e/techpoint-pitch-friday-november-copy 2. Attend Techpoint Startup School https://school.techpoint.africa/ Listen every Friday at 8 AM (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, TuneIn or anywhere else you get your podcasts. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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November 08, 2019 00:15:30

Of red flags, Truecaller privacy intrusion and multiple taxes

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast: Common red flags in dealing with investors, according to Nigerian startup founders. https://techpoint.africa/2019/11/05/red-flag-nigerian-investor/ How Truecaller might have cost this Nigerian user over $13,000. https://techpoint.africa/2019/11/04/truecaller-cost-nigerian/ Uganda forces telecoms to list on securities exchange; this may be good for the economy. https://techpoint.africa/2019/11/04/uganda-telecoms-good-for-economy/ Airtel is winning the battle for supremacy in Nigeria’s internet market. https://techpoint.africa/2019/11/05/airtel-internet-market-ncc/ ₦50 stamp duty: A case of 1 step forward and 5 steps back for CBN’s cashless initiative drive. https://techpoint.africa/2019/11/07/cbns-cashless-initiative-50-stamp-duty/ In the throes of regulatory uphill battles, will Nigerian motorcycle-on-demand startups survive Lagos? https://techpoint.africa/2019/11/05/regulatory-uphill-battle-symptomatic-of-motorcycle-on-demand-startups-lagos/ Plugs: 1. Attend Techpoint Startup School https://school.techpoint.africa/ Listen every Friday at 8 AM (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, TuneIn or anywhere else you get your podcasts. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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November 01, 2019 00:17:16

Nairobi vs Lagos, what's in a name?, iRokotv going public, Kobo360 going global

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast: Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy: What’s in a name change? https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/28/ministry-communications-digital-economy/ Jason Njoku is taking iROKOtv public. https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/25/irokotv-is-going-public/ Kobo360 is planning an expansion into America, Asia and the Middle East. https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/31/kobo360-global-south-expansion-plans/ Plugs: 1. Attend Techpoint Startup School https://school.techpoint.africa/ 2. Mobility & Logistic startups overthrowing fintech https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/form.php?report=NSFR2019Q3 Listen every Friday at 8 AM (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, TuneIn or anywhere else you get your podcasts. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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October 25, 2019 00:14:42

When should founders step down as CEOs of their startups?

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast: Formerly BitPesa, African currency trading solution startup AZA, raises $15m funding. https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/22/formerly-bitpesa-aza-raises-15-million-dollars/ When should founders step down as CEOs of their startups? https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/24/when-should-founders-step-down-as-ceos/ These websites expose private CAC details of company directors, shareholders https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/23/websites-expose-private-cac-details/ Telcos, Bank CEOs, and USSD charges: A two-faced narrative of silence and finger-pointing https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/24/telcos-bank-ceos-ussd-charges/ Plugs: 1. Attend Techpoint Startup School https://school.techpoint.africa/ 2. SME Clinic 3: Investment Edition https://bit.ly/smeclinic 3. Q3 Startup Funding Report https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/form.php?report=NSFR2019Q3 Listen every Friday at 8 AM (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, TuneIn or anywhere else you get your podcasts. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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October 18, 2019 00:12:00

Everton's SportPesa out in Kenya, Jumia loses $2.6bn market cap, yet another YC-backed 'failure'?

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast: Nigerian Twitter finds yet another trend after overflogging “Sco pa tu mana”. https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/15/twitter-trend-bomboclaat/ Facebook now has 33 million monthly active users in Nigeria. https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/14/facebook-nigeria-active-users/ How Jumia lost its unicorn status, shedding $2.6bn market cap in 6 months. https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/14/jumia-lost-2bn-market-cap/ Where is YC-backed Envyl delivering packages to now? Ghana, Nigeria, or nowhere? https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/17/where-is-yc-backed-envyl-delivering-packages-to-now-ghana-nigeria-or-nowhere/ Listen every Friday at 8 AM (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, TuneIn or anywhere else you get your podcasts. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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October 04, 2019 00:09:02

YC values Flutterwave at over $150m, funds galore across Africa, battling child porn in Nigeria

Download the GIGM app https://m.gigm.com/ Get in touch with Victor in Kenya - east@techpoint.africa or https://twitter.com/victor_ekwealor on Twitter. Learn how to get funding for your business and keep it: https://bit.ly/smeclinic3 Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast: Valued at over $150m, Flutterwave is Y Combinator’s most valuable company from Africa. https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/03/flutterwave-is-valued-at-over-150m/ With $55,000 in seed funding, this Nigerian hardware startup is set to break glass ceilings. https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/03/nupe-energy-nugas/ TemTem’s funding round may be a good omen for Algerian tech startups. https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/01/temtem-series-a-funding-round/ Nigerian lawmakers move to censor online distribution of child pornography. https://techpoint.africa/2019/10/03/lawmakers-internet-child-pornography/ Listen every Tuesday and Friday at 8 AM (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, TuneIn or anywhere else you get your podcasts. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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