Mono, a Nigeria-based financial data startup, on Monday said it has raised a $15 million Series A round led by Tiger Global. The venture capital firm has previously invested in Flutterwave and FairMoney this year. Existing investors Entree Capital, Lateral Capital, GPIC, Acuity VC and Ingressive Capital also participated in the round, joined by new […]
Africa’s biggest digital skills initiative, SAP Africa Code Week (ACW), officially launched yesterday with a strong focus on virtual learning as the continent struggles to recover after COVID-19 disruption. The launch coincided with World Teacher’s Day, which focuses this year on “teachers at the heart of education recovery”. Speaking at a virtual event to mark both World Teacher’s […]
Since the launch of the Lightning Network, the use cases of Bitcoin have significantly expanded which has further necessitated the need for the next “building block” in the Bitcoin and African business community to be built. At Bitnob, we are constantly looking to build (and support building) the next big thing in Bitcoin and we […]
The Global Mentorship Conference for African Youths is a FREE initiative that will be held on the virtual networking and conferencing platform Hopin. In the current world where interconnectedness has been streamlined, a person’s network has become a more valuable asset that is priced above his or her knowledge. This much was made known by […]
In its continued commitment to helping every African business owner and student thrive, Google is putting connectivity at the forefront. Nitin Gajria, managing director, sub-Saharan Africa, Google said: “Research tells us that for every 10% increase in broadband penetration, GDP increases by 1.4% and in five years, 300,000,000 Africans will come online for the very […]
The 13 winners of the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Programme was recently announced by Facebook, with over half being Nigerians.
At the first virtual Google for Africa event on October 6, 2021, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, announced a plan to invest $1billion over 5 years to support digital transformation in Africa. The investment focuses on enabling fast, affordable internet access for more Africans; building helpful products; supporting entrepreneurship and small business; and […]
At the first-ever Google for Africa event, held virtually on Wednesday, Google announced the launch of a 50 million-dollar Africa Investment Fund, through which it plans to invest in African startups. Selected companies will be provided with access to Google’s employees, network and technologies, to help them build products. Targeted at early- to growth-stage startups, […]
Facebook has revealed the cause of one of the worst service outages ever to hit the social networking site. The downtime occurred on Monday, October 4, and affected billions of users globally for around six hours. It also knocked out other Facebook-owned services such as Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. During the outage, the company took to Twitter […]
Google has announced it’s yearly October event for 2021. This year, Google will be revealing all there is to the Pixel 5A and the Pixel 6/6 Pro. Although publicly known, the company clearly hasn’t said everything it wants to say quite yet, and the just announced virtual event for October 19th at 1PM ET / 10AM PT is […]
Paga, a Nigeria-based mobile payment company, has partnered with investment firm, Untapped Global, to provide financing of point-of-sale (POS) devices for small businesses and merchants in the country. Paga’s POS devices enable merchants to accept cards, mobile payments, and other forms of digital payments, making it easy for them to get paid while enabling them to […]
On October 5, 2021, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down for millions of users around the world, according to complaints from users around the world and data from outage tracking website Downdetector.com. I personally tried to send my wife some messages severally but couldn’t and i had to resort to Telegram to send her a message […]
The first Galaxy S22 Ultra renders based on leaked official information emerged last week, revealing what could be the upcoming flagship’s design. However, these first renders were created from loose bits of information, which means that the finer design detail could be inaccurate. Among many other things, the first Galaxy S22 Ultra renders revealed a design with a square […]
Beijing’s announcement has sent cryptocurrencies tumbling.
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