Nigeria

  • Jason-Njoku-iROKO-CEO

    iROKO Closes on $19m in Funding for Content & Capital Deals

    African mobile entertainment and internet TV pioneer, iROKO, has announced multiple deals totaling $19 million to enable them to scale across Africa. The figure is made up of content development and capital funding deals from French media giant CANAL+ and existing investor Kinnevik AB. iROKO will channel the investment...
  • SheLeads Africa Contest

    Organic Nigerian Food Entrepreneur wins She Leads Africa Contest

    Kasope Ladipo-Ajai, founder and owner of a Nigerian food production startup called Omo Alata Foods, has won the She Leads Africa 2015 Entrepreneur Showcase for women entrepreneurs. The She Leads Africa Entrepreneur Showcase is hosted annually to promote and boost women entrepreneurs on the continent. Ajai was among six finalists chosen from...
  • Metro Africa Xpress - Nigeria

    Metro Africa Xpress (MAX) Makes TechCrunch Disrupt London Finals

    Metro Africa Xpress (or MAX, for short),  founded by Adetayo Bamiduro and his co-founder Chinedu Azodoha is a last-mile delivery service for urban Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria. They presented in front of multiple groups of industry leaders serving competing for £30,000 and the highly coveted Disrupt Cup in London. The...
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    Digital Printing Startup, Printivo Secures Seed Funding From EchoVC Partners

    Nigerian Digital Printing startup – Printivo has closed a six-figure seed round from early-stage VC firm, EchoVC Partners. The investment will be used to significantly broaden the company’s product range, increase headcount, accelerate customer acquisition and scale the business. Initially servicing Nigeria’s booming SME sector, Printivo is poised to capitalise...
  • Rebecca+Enonchong

    Interview: Rebecca Enonchong and Michael Ike on Why Culture Matters.

    In this episode of African Entrepreneurs interview, SmartMonkey TV caught up two budding Entrepreneurs Rebecca Enonchong (Cameroon) and Michael Ike (Nigeria) on “Why Culture Matters”. Rebecca Enonchong – Cameroon Rebecca Enonchong is the Chair of ActivSpaces, Cameroon and talks about: the differences between the Anglophone and Francophone start-up worlds....
  • SimbaPay wins DEMO Africa 2015. Next stop: Silicon Valley

    SimbaPay – a leading digital money transfer provider – was on Friday, 25 Sep 2015 announced as the winner of the prestigious DEMO Africa 2015 event which was held in Lagos, Nigeria. SimbaPay now automatically qualifies for the global DEMO event that will be held in Silicon Valley, USA....
  • DEMO Africa Sees 30 Startups Pitch for Funding

    Organisers of one of Africa’s major startup events, DEMO Africa have released the list of entrepreneurs who will get the chance to pitch at this year’s event which takes place on the 24th and 25th September in Nigeria’s commercial capital city of Lagos. The list is dominated by companies...
  • Microsoft and 88mph extend Ventures Program into Nigeria

    Microsoft in partnership with 88mph, has announced the expansion of the Microsoft Ventures program into Nigeria aimed at improving startup productivity. Part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, the Microsoft Ventures Program – a coordinated global effort that offers the tools, resources, expertise and routes to market by providing mentorship,...
  • Concert Review: Lauryn Hill Delivers A Stunner in Accra, Ghana

    The 2nd edition of BBnZ’s Afrobeats Big Weekend Festival which started in Accra, Ghana from December 12 – 14, 2014 with jammed packed performances by established and up-and-coming artistes from Ghana came to an astounding end with an electrifying and an awesomely performance by the multi Grammy award winning...
  • Nigeria: Easy Taxi Pre-installed on Samsung S5 Smartphones

    Easy Taxi, the world’s largest taxi booking app, has teamed up with Samsung to offer its services to even more customers across Nigeria, with the Easy Taxi app to be pre-installed on all new Samsung Galaxy S5 devices as part of the Galaxy Gift Exchange.  At the launch of...
  • Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric Co., delivers opening remarks during a forum on African energy and innovation at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. GE will invest about $2 billion in Africa by 2018 to expand in what Immelt calls one of the world's most-promising markets. Photographer: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jeffrey Immelt

    General Electric To Invest $2 Billion Into Africa

    General Electric (GE) will invest about $2 billion in Africa by 2018 and double the local workforce in what Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt calls one of the world’s most-promising markets. “Africa is one of the most important growth areas, purely from an economic standpoint.” Immelt said at a...
  • Google Africa Drums Up Support for Nigeria’s 440

    Google Africa is drumming up support for 440, the new startup accelerator founded by 88mph and L5Lab to inject between $20k-110k into startups in Nigeria for 10-25% equity. In a blog post, Elija Kitaka, Google Africa program manager said: “We are very excited to be supporting 440 in creating...
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