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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October 18, 2019 00:12:00
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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
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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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October 01, 2019 00:13:06
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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 WiFi is offline in Lagos. https://techpoint.africa/2019/09/27/google-station-free-wifi-offline-lagos/ Get funding for your business and keep it bit.ly/smeclinic3 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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September 27, 2019 00:12:16
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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 Truecaller. https://techpoint.africa/2019/09/25/nitda-truecaller-privacy-breach/ Get funding for your business and keep it. bit.ly/smeclinic3 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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September 24, 2019 00:12:51
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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 identity card project. https://techpoint.africa/2019/09/23/nigeria-gets-433-million-for-identity-project/ 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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September 20, 2019 00:12:26
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Andela's next poaching arena, GIG Mobility goes to Ghana, CBN's cashless drive & PlentyWaka in Lagos

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, Andela and GIG Mobility are going to Ghana, CBN is ramping up its cashless policy drive in Nigeria and PlentyWaka is the latest startup to bring online bus-hailing to Lagos. 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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