Surviving winter: can African startups leverage no-code tools to raise pre-seed?

Top of mind: Happy Sunday! African startups are in the third year of a brutal winter, with foreign investors tightening their pre-seed purse strings. But, there’s hope – and it’s no-code. Plus, in shocking news, Kenya’s top logistics startup Sendy shuts down, and startups are raising less than they did in their heyday—big surprise. Let’s […]

From Ban To Boom: Is this Nigeria’s most exciting Minister?

Top of mind: Happy Sunday! The most talked about news from Nigeria this week was the ministerial list – with one nomination causing controversy. For most folks, the nomination of tech entrepreneur Bosun Tijani is the break Nigeria’s tech ecosystem has needed for almost a decade – based on the assumption that Tijani gets the […]

Cape Verde is making a big play for Africa’s tech talents

Cape Verde's new tech play

Top of mind: Happy Sunday! Hear ye, hear ye! Governments in Africa are finally paying attention to the outsized impact of tech on the economy and are setting up hubs to accelerate growth within the ecosystem. Rwanda set the pace with its Innovation City, and now Cape Verde is taking on the baton to attract […]

How Nigeria’s new monetary policy is disrupting startups

The short: In a bold move that delighted economists across the country, Nigeria’s Central Bank (CBN) granted a long-awaited demand by floating the Naira – a decision that’s had a far-reaching impact on Nigeria’s startup scene. A month and some change: CBN’s new policy landed with a domino effect across Nigeria’s startup ecosystem, as the […]

How digital visas are building new home bases for Africa’s tech entrepreneurs

Africa's tech entrepreneurs are migrating to europe

A new generation of tech entrepreneurs in Africa are exploring new horizons, and Europe is welcoming them with open arms. In other news, Nigeria’s Central Bank finally grants Diasporans some relief, and Apple might be hiking app-store prices in three African countries. Let’s get to it. 3 big things: How digital visas are building new […]

How OPay became an icon in fintech

President and Co-CEO of OPay, Olu Akanmu.

Top of mind: Happy Sunday! Nigerians have more phone numbers than smartphones. And with mobile penetration on the rise and fintech startups competing to capture market share, OPay had its moment in the sun when Nigeria’s Central Bank introduced a new currency design, leaving Nigerians cash-strapped. It’s a classic case of preparation meeting opportunity. One big thing:– […]

London Is Racking Up The Next Generation Of Africa’s Tech Entrepreneurs

Africa's tech entrepreneurs are moving to the UK.

Top of mind: Happy Sunday! Africa’s tech entrepreneurs are making the great migration from the continent to the UK – and all for good reason. Today, we deep dive.  3 big things:– London is Africa’s tech hub– Flutterwave’s big bet– Google backs Black Founders Let’s get to it. London is racking up the next generation […]

The COO connecting Africans to the global economy

COO of Africa's leading investment platform.

Top of mind: Happy Sunday! We’ve been at war with Mailchimp these last two weeks, but it’s great to be back in your inbox! Let’s get to it.—Once upon a time in Africa, buying and selling US stocks was as difficult as winning a presidential election as a female candidate in America. But, a random […]

The Biggest Name In AI Visits Nigeria

Sam Altman visits Nigeria

Top of mind: Happy Sunday! AI’s on a world tour with headliner Sam Altman – the CEO of OpenAI. Altman’s on a 17-city tour, with Nigeria being the only Africa stop. Nigerians are flattered, while the rest of Africa is unhappy with Altman’s lean travel schedule.  Plus, exciting news! We’ve launched a new segment called #WhyWeRaised […]

Never miss the best news

Sign up for free