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Itanna set to invest $300,000 in Tech Startups: Call for entry to Itanna Accelerator Programme 2019

Itanna set to invest $300,000 in Tech Startups: Call for entry to Itanna Accelerator Programme 2019

Itanna, the Venture Capital investing platform backed by Honeywell Group, has today announced the commencement of this year’s Accelerator Programme. For those unaware, Itanna, which started operations in August last year, invests in growth stage technology-enabled businesses across Sub Saharan Africa in order to champion entrepreneurial talent and encourage disruptive thought in the African business […]

Andela Secures $100M Series D to Build Distributed Engineering Teams and Power the Future of Work

Andela Secures $100M Series D to Build Distributed Engineering Teams and Power the Future of Work

Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela’s total venture funding […]

Opportunity to Pitch Live and Network at Africa Tech Summit Kigali, 2019

Opportunity to Pitch Live and Network at Africa Tech Summit Kigali, 2019

The next Africa Tech Summit holding at Kigali, Rwanda is giving African ventures the opportunity to pitch live to connect with like-minded professionals from across Africa. The three-day African Tech Summit will feature three tracks – The Future Summit, The Africa Startup Summit and The Creative Summit. Each will explore the latest trends, connect over […]

14 Winners for AppsAfrica’s Innovation Awards 2018

14 Winners for AppsAfrica’s Innovation Awards 2018

Fourteen AppsAfrica.com Award Winners were announced at the annual Awards party in Cape Town last night.  Now in their fourth year, the Awards celebrate the best in African mobile and tech from both corporates and start-ups and this year attracted entries from 39 countries across the continent. The Awards were supported by Uber, JET8, Syntonic, KaiOS, Africa Tech Summit […]

#KongaMarriesYudala: Konga and Yudala Merger – Questions and Predictions from an Ex-Konga Staff

#KongaMarriesYudala: Konga and Yudala Merger – Questions and Predictions from an Ex-Konga Staff

By Ifeanyi Abraham #KongaMarriesYudala The tale of how a Yoruba Princess marries an Igbo Prince amidst competition from a foreign prince who threw all his wealth at the Father of the Yoruba Princess but still failed #KongaMarriesYudala The story of how the Father of the Yoruba princess decided to take a much lesser bride price than marry […]

Facebook Launches Nigeria Initiative in its Ambition to Drive Innovation, Skills Development and Economic Impact

Facebook Launches Nigeria Initiative in its Ambition to Drive Innovation, Skills Development and Economic Impact

Today, Facebook announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria to further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent. Incorporating a series of high profile partnerships, training programmes and a physical space that will serve as a center for learning and skills development, this set of initiatives is aimed at helping to […]

Global Coworking Movement finally arrives in Lagos!

Global Coworking Movement finally arrives in Lagos!

The Coworking Conference is a global event that happens in major cities all over the world from London, Dublin and New York to Cape Town, Penang and Melbourne. And for the first time, it is here in Lagos! Global Coworking leading platforms, including DeskMag and Coworking Insights, are collaborating with Venia Business Hub to host […]