Category: News

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 […]

Empowering Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria: Facebook launches #SheMeansBusiness in partnership with She Leads Africa

Empowering Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria: Facebook launches #SheMeansBusiness in partnership with She Leads Africa

Facebook today announced the launch of #SheMeansBusiness, an initiative designed to inspire and train female entrepreneurs across the country to build, grow and start their own businesses. In a recent study conducted by Development Economics on behalf of Facebook, it is estimated that businesses set up by women in Nigeria over the next five years (by […]

TECNO Announces Their Next Device – The Camon X

TECNO Announces Their Next Device – The Camon X

TECNO has just announced the global launch of this year’s edition of their Camon range of devices, tagged the TECNO Camon X. Specs, location and more are still unconfirmed at the moment for the device and the launch which is scheduled to launch on April 5. However, according to Nairobi News, the device will be […]

SauceCode’s 2018 Grand Finale is Here!

SauceCode’s 2018 Grand Finale is Here!

After four months of building their products and different rounds of elimination, the grand finale for the maiden edition of Saucecode Hackathon 2018 is here. This saturday, 10th of March 2018, Saucecode with support from Facebook, CC Hub and Budgit will crown the winning team. The hackathon which launched last year has seen teams from […]

Facebook partners FATE Foundation to Offer Month-Long Bootcamps for entrepreneurs across Nigeria

Facebook partners FATE Foundation to Offer Month-Long Bootcamps for entrepreneurs across Nigeria

Facebook, in partnership with FATE Foundation, is set to hold the 2018 edition of the Aspiring Entrepreneurs Digital Program, a free four-week bootcamp for select entrepreneurs in seven cities across Nigeria. Participants will learn the fundamentals of digital marketing for business coupled with key entrepreneurship skills designed to improve their businesses. As one of many high-profile partnerships by Facebook, the trainings are aimed […]

MaraCorp Announces Mara X in Partnership with Google

MaraCorp Announces Mara X in Partnership with Google

In partnership with Google, Mara Corporation Limited (MC) is set to release the Mara X for the African market in the second quarter of 2018. The Mara X will be a one-of-a-kind high-quality, smartphone. The Mara X will be launched as part of Google’s Android One portfolio, getting a software experience designed by Google to be […]

GE, NYSC Announce Partnership to Empower Corp Members with Entrepreneurial Skills

GE, NYSC Announce Partnership to Empower Corp Members with Entrepreneurial Skills

GE, the world’s premier Digital Industrial Company has announced a partnership with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to empower Youth Corps members with valuable entrepreneurial skills in line with its commitment to skills development in Nigeria. Known as the Start & Improve Your Business (SIYB) training programme, the initiative which is based on the […]

Google launches app to reduce high mobile data usage in Nigeria

Google launches app to reduce high mobile data usage in Nigeria

Today, Google announced Datally, a smart and simple Android app that helps smartphone users understand, control and save mobile data. Datally works on all smartphones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and is available for download on the  Google Play Store  globally, today. Datally was developed to help solve one of the biggest concerns of […]