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, 2019 00:21:00
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African governments, regulators and obstacles to free speech & innovation

Read all the articles referenced on today's episode here. https://techpoint.africa/topics/techpoint-africa-podcast-15/ Watch 5G in action. https://twitter.com/Techpointdotng/status/1198959612638253056 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 22, 2019 00:25:21
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OPodcast, OChinese takeover, OKing of Exits and OEverything in-between

Read all the articles referenced on today's episode here. https://techpoint.africa/topics/techpoint-africa-podcast-14/ Attend Techpoint Startup School, Dec. 2 - Dec 6, 2019. 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 15, 2019 00:20:39
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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
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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
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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
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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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