Techpoint Africa Podcast

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The Techpoint Africa Podcast brings you the most important stories of the week on startups, technology and innovation in Africa. Listen in every Friday morning (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or anywhere else you get your podcasts
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Latest Episodes…

  1. 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, ...

    2019-10-18

  2. 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 - [email protected] 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 ...

    2019-10-04

  3. It's a movement: #StopRobbingUs, TECNO parent IPOs, MacBook Pro banned on flights, Google WiFi down

    Download the GIGM app https://m.gigm.com/ Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast: Nigerian tech community fights back against SARS. https://techpoint.africa/2019/09/30/nigerian-tech-community-fights-back-against-sars/ TECNO parent company, Transsion Holdings lists in China with little room for foreign investor participation. https://techpoint.africa/2019/09/30/transsion-holdings-china/ Nigerian aviation authority, NCAA bans MacBook Pro Retina 15 on all flights. https://techpoint.africa/2019/09/30/macbook-risk-to-aviation-safety/ Google Station, Google’s free ...

    2019-10-01

  4. Bolt(Taxify) 'hacked', CcHUB acquires iHub, SA bank workers vs Machines, NITDA vs Truecaller

    Download the GIGM app https://m.gigm.com/ Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast: We were not hacked, our acquirer bank is to blame — Bolt (Taxify. https://techpoint.africa/2019/09/26/bolt-debit-alerts/ Nigeria’s CcHUB fully acquires Kenya’s iHub. https://techpoint.africa/2019/09/26/cchub-acquires-ihub/ South African bank workers to strike against digitalisation of their jobs. https://techpoint.africa/2019/09/25/atms-to-shut-down-during-south-african-protests/ Nigerian government investigating alleged privacy breach by ...

    2019-09-27

  5. Less than 50k Netflix subs in Nigeria, Africans can earn from Facebook & $433m for new national ID

    Download the GIGM app https://m.gigm.com/ Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast: There are probably less than 50k Netflix subscribers in Nigeria. https://techpoint.africa/2019/09/24/netflix-subscribers-nigeria/ Video creators in Africa can now earn money from Facebook with ‘Ad Breaks’. https://techpoint.africa/2019/09/19/facebook-ad-breaks-in-nigeria/ Why OPay office was shut down in Kano. https://techpoint.africa/2019/09/21/real-reasons-opay-kano-office-shut-down/ Nigeria gets $433 million for a 5-year national ...

    2019-09-24