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The Techpoint Africa Podcast brings you the most important stories of the week on startups, technology and innovation in Africa.

Listen in every Thursday afternoon (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or anywhere else you get your podcasts
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On today's podcast, we have Chijioke Dozie, CEO of Nigerian fintech, Carbon, talk to us about what it would take to give loans at scale in Nigeria.    This is a new format we're trying. Please let us know what you think via email (podcast@techpoint.africa) or in the Q & A section on Spotify.   Attend our webinar on the Employer Handbook: The 5 biggest hiring and employment mistakes that can lead to litigation, penalties, and loss of funds (and how to avoid them)   Register to attend here.   Subscribe to The Modern Workplace, Equity Merchants, Techpoint Digest and Intelpoint's newsletter    Timestamps 00:00 - Cold open 00:41 - Intro 01:00 - News headlines this week 02:24 - We meet Chijioke 02:42 - Are Nigerians credit averse? 03:42 - Lessons from the friends and family trope 04:32 - How customers and bankers reacted to Carbon 06:05 - Biggest barriers to lending in Nigeria 08:17 - Should fintechs have access to GSI? 11:27 - Attend our webinar on legal loopholes for employers 12:42 - The role of credit bureaus 16:01 - The role of regulation 17:05 - Why collaboration to fight fraud doesn't work 19:39 - How can partnerships help 22:30 - Credit as a customer acquistion strategy 24:11 - Top three lessons from giving out loans to Nigerians 29:33 - Nigeria's macroeconomics could change lending behaviour   News stories we mentioned Flutterwave's Disha to suspend operations temporarily on March 31, 2024 Fairmoney to acquire Umba in a $20 million all-stock deal  CBN allegedly planning to shut down all crypto websites in Nigeria FG to provide
Today's podcast discusses:  Content creators registering with CAC, paying taxes Carbon's acquisition of Vella Finance Subscribe to our newsletters The Modern Workplace, Equity Merchants, Techpoint Digest, and Intelpoint's newsletter   Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 01:44 - CAC and content creators 12:54 - Carbon acquires Vella Finance   Useful links CAC says content creators must register, pay taxes Carbon acquires Nigerian fintech startup Vella Finance to become Carbon Business This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk   Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica  
Apply for the Innovest Ignite Lagos accelerator  here    Today's podcast discusses  Mastercard gaining 3.8% shares in MTN MoMo MultiChoice rejecting Canal+ bid CBN's six months target for recertification of PoS terminals to fight fraud   Subscribe to The Modern Workplace - https://techpoint.africa/series/the-experts/ and Equity Merchants - https://techpoint.africa/series/equity-merchants/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intelpoint's newsletter - https://intelpoint.co/   Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 02:02 - Mastercard's MTN investment 08:07 - Canal+'s bid on MultiChoice 17:45 - PoS recertification in Nigeria   Useful links Mastercard invests $200 million to acquire a minority stake in MTN's fintech division MultiChoice declines Canal+'s $1.6 billion offer, citing undervaluation CBN targets six months for recertification of PoS terminals to fight fraud This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk   Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica  
Today's podcast discusses  Moniepoint's growth in 2023 Nigerian PoS terminals get fraud-flagging feature Sony invests in Carry1st   Subscribe to The Modern Workplace - https://techpoint.africa/series/the-experts/ and Equity Merchants - https://techpoint.africa/series/equity-merchants/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intelpoint's newsletter - https://intelpoint.co/   Timestamps 00:00 - Intro01:17 - Moniepoint's 2023 in review11:06 - PoS fraud in Nigeria22:54 - Sony invests in Carry1st   Useful links Moniepoint processed over 5 billion transactions in 2023  Nigerian PoS terminals will get fraud-flagging feature by end of Q1 2024 PlayStation manufacturer, Sony, invests in Carry1st, a South African gaming startup This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk   Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica  
Today's podcast discusses: Funding decline in Africa Amazon Prime Video's layoffs in Africa Anambra State's partnership to adopt the Nigeria Startup Act Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/series/the-experts/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intelpoint's newsletter - https://intelpoint.co/   Timestamps00:00 - Intro00:31 - Funding decline in Africa06:56 - Amazon Prime Video's layoffs13:17 - Anambra State's tech hub ambitions   Useful links Amazon Prime to lay off and end African content production  amid Showmax dominance Anambra State to partner 26 big tech companies following the adoption  of the Nigeria Startup Act  Briter Bridges: No cause for alarm over 2023 funding decrease  SafeBoda returns to Kenya after 3 years Twiga Foods and Incentro agree to settle debt dispute  out of court OPay to enforce KYC requirements in March 2024  to prevent fraud and impersonation This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk   Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica  
Download the Nigerian Insurance Industry report by Intelpoint here: https://intelpoint.co/report/the-nigerian-insurance-industry/   Here's what we discussed today: Kippa's ₦30 milllion internal fraud loss Iyin Aboyeji's YCombinator for Africa Access Corp's lending app, Oxygen X   Subscribe to The Modern Workplace - https://techpoint.africa/series/the-experts/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intelpoint's newsletter - https://intelpoint.co/   Timestamps00:00 - Intro00:57 - Kippa's loss to ₦30 million internal fraud07:59 - Iyin Aboyeji's YCombinator for Africa20:47 - Access Corp's Oxygen X   Useful links Kippa reportedly loses ₦30 million to internal fraud African neobank Kuda tried to raise $20M at flat valuation in 2023, missed user milestone projection by 3M South Africa's TymeBank turns first-ever profit nearly five years post-launch Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is building Africa's Y Combinator but without the money Access Corp rebrands Quickbucks to Oxygen X, a lending app to rival OPay, Carbon What Nigerian fintech founders can learn from fraudsters This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk   Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica  
New year, new naira

New year, new naira

2024-01-1138:45

Happy New Year listeners!  Welcome back to the Techpoint Africa Podcast. We missed recording for you guys and we begin the year discussing some truly interesting stories. What we discussed: Nigeria's stablecoin Kuda's PoS terminal for businesses Fez Delivery's Safe Lockers Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intellligence by Techpoint's newsletter - https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/ Struggling with revenue? AltSchool Africa's High-Impact Selling course will have you and your team closing deals like a pro in 6 weeks. Taught by experts who close $10m+ annually. Use code TECHPOINT for 20% off. Enrol now Timestamps 00:00 - Intro01:46 - MTN and Glo callers02:57 - What we are discussing04:40 - Nigeria's cNGN12:26 - Kuda's PoS for businesses22:19 - Fez Delivery's Safe Lockers32:15 - Other stories Useful links Glo subscribers may soon be unable to call MTN lines after telcos request a tariff hike in Nigeria Consortium postpones Nigeria’s stablecoin cNGN launch date to comply with regulations Nigeria’s naira stablecoin to go live on February 27, 2024 Kuda launches PoS terminals for businesses CBN sacks board of three Nigerian banks weeks after Emefiele probe Bolt Kenya allows riders to report offline trip and payment requests by drivers Cellulant’s CEO is stepping down four months after the company reduced its workforce by 20% Wasoko and MaxAB to reduce workforce by 10%  This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories. Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica
This isn't goodbye

This isn't goodbye

2023-12-2101:10:57

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/OFGzPnu-SC8   This week on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss the African tech space's top stories from this week and 2023. Its a full house, and the whole gang is in the studio.     Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intelpoint's newsletter -https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/   Struggling with revenue? AltSchool Africa's High-Impact Selling course will have you and your team closing deals like a pro in 6 weeks. Taught by experts who close $10m+ annually.   Use code TECHPOINT for 20% off. Enrol now   Timestamps 00:00 - intro08:11 - Opay story20:45 - Tingo story30:41 - Adobe and Figma40:00 - other stories42:02 - TAP's biggest stories from 20231:01:29 - Appreciation and goodbyes   Useful links OPay and PalmPay enforce BVN and NIN for wallet opening US SEC charges Tingo founder, Dozy Mmobuosi with massive fraud  Adobe cancels a $20-billion bid to acquire Figma   MTN Group partners Starlink, OneWeb, AST SpaceMobile to increase Internet connectivity in Africa 
The OGs are back

The OGs are back

2023-12-1453:26

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/Tk2iC4ZZ9XM   Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we take another trip down memory lane with two special guest as they share insights on this week's hot topics in the African tech space.   This week, we are joined by the very first hosts of our pilot episode: Tage Kene-Okafor, Africa Reporter, TechCrunch and Titilola Oludimu, Special Projects Coordinator, AltSchool Africa.    Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intellligence by Techpoint's newsletter -https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/   Struggling with revenue? AltSchool Africa's High-Impact Selling course will have you and your team closing deals like a pro in 6 weeks. Taught by experts who close $10m+ annually.   Use code TECHPOINT for 20% off. Enrol now   Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 05:13 - Jumia Food to shut down17:48 - Coursera's 2023 Global Skills Report 32:01 - Flutterwave's new hires38:27 - What our OGs are doing now44:11 - Chipper Cash's 4th lay off   Useful links Jumia Food to shutdown in Nigeria from December 2023 Nigerian learners perform well in entrepreneurship but poorly in tech courses on Coursera — report Flutterwave hires 6 new executives from Cash App, PayPal, Binance.US, others Chipper Cash lays off again for the fourth time in 1 year This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk   Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica  
How it all began...

How it all began...

2023-12-0757:52

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/e7aYDlIapEg   Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we take a trip down memory lane with two special guest who share unusual insights on the hot topics in Africa's tech space this week.   We have TAP OGs, Muyiwa Matuluko and Omolara Oseni join us this week, and they begin today's episode by sharing how the podcast began. Fun fact: the pilot episode went live on September 06, 2019 and featured Tage Kene-Okafor (now of TechCrunch fame) and Titilola Oludimu (now at AltSchool Africa).    Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intellligence by Techpoint's newsletter -https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/   Struggling with revenue? AltSchool Africa's High-Impact Selling course will have you and your team closing deals like a pro in 6 weeks. Taught by experts who close $10m+ annually.   Use code TECHPOINT for 20% off. Enrol now Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Trip down memory lane 10:11 - CBN to freeze accounts without BVN and NIN 21:47 - Lidya shuts down operations in Europe as Pivo closes shop 33:02 - Bitmama acquires Payday   Useful links CBN to freeze bank accounts without BVN and NIN by April 2024 Lidya closes operations in two countries to focus on the Nigerian market after securing $16.45 million in funding Why Nigerian fintech startup Pivo shut down 1 year after announcing a $2 million round Bitmama acquires Payday to bolster its blockchain-powered cross-border payments service Former governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, to launch $100 million venture capital fund Call of Duty: Mobile launches dedicated Nigerian server South Africa wants to be a global EV player First audio podcast episode First video podcast episode Talking financial fraud in Nigeria with Esigie Aguele, CEO of VerifyMe This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk   Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica  
Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, our hosts discuss some of this week's top stories in the African tech space.Here are the stories:Lemfi suspends Ghana operationsKenyan startups to get tax breakCristiano Ronaldo sued for $1billion Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/andFintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/andTechpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/andIntellligence by Techpoint's newsletter -https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/ Timestamps00:00 - Intro06:27 - Lemfi exits Ghana15:49 - Kenya to give startups tax breaks21:02 - Cristiano Ronaldo sued for $1 billion33:01 - Email fraudsters ate impersonating tech CEOsUseful links Lemfi suspends Ghana operations https://techpoint.africa/2023/11/28/lemfi-suspends-ghana-operations-one-week-after-regulator-declares-it-illegal/
This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/Gv7q-K0WeA8 Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, our hosts discuss the stories making the waves in the African tech space this week. The major stories are: Alerzo lays off 100 workers, reportedly due to warehouse automation  GetEquity COO reportedly detained by police over unpaid funds Zazuu shuts down Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intellligence by Techpoint's newsletter -https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/   Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 11:38 - Alerzo lays off again​​17:08 - GetEquity's COO detained by the Nigerian Police​​24:53 - Zazuu shuts down   Useful links Alerzo lays off 100 workers, reportedly due to warehouse automation  GetEquity COO reportedly detained by police over unpaid funds Zazuu shuts down Telecom operators demand urgent settlement as USSD debts from banks rise to $200bn Binance and CEO ‘CZ’ plead guilty to federal charges, agreed to pay $4.3B in fines  Leatherback CEO Ibrahim Ibitade Denies Hiding from EFCC After Wanted Notice This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk   Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica  
It's our 200th episode!!!!

It's our 200th episode!!!!

2023-11-1601:05:29

Hey guys! We've hit 200 episodes! And we had a special guest join us on the podcast today. But first, here are today's stories: US SEC delists Tingo temporarily EdenLife pivoting to a marketplace MTN reported plans to acquire 9obile spectrum We had fun in the studio today and had the chance to meet one of our fantastic fans, Chinedum Okerengwor, Founder of Royalti.io. Fun fact: he pitched his startup at Techpoint Africa's Pitchstorm in 2021. We hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed producing it, despite the many issues. Enjoy! But before you go: Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 03:43 - Tingo and the US SEC 17:32 - Eden Life's eCommerce play 31:42 - MTN's reported plans to acquire 9Mobile spectrum 44:56 - Other stories 49:19 - About Royalti.io + feedback  56:39 - Paystack layoffs 58:27 - 200th podcastversary Useful links Tingo suspended by the US SEC after being dubbed "obvious scam" Eden Life launches an eCommerce platform to become profitable in a year MTN to reportedly acquire 9Mobile's spectrum AltSchool Africa raised $3 million back in April 2023 Netflix loses market leader status to Showmax This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories. Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica
This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/WI3IYCfGdgU   Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss top stories across the African tech space.   The stories: 3 finance executives leave Flutterwave amid fraud investigation. Nigeria launches an electronic civil registration system Gozem acquiring Moneex  Interswitch looses ₦30 billion in chargeback fraud Rwanda Parliament wants to end public WiFi fees Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intellligence by Techpoint's newsletter -https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/   Timestamps 00:00 - Intro01:32 - iROKOtv's struggles07:02 - Flutterwave's finance executives exit17:57 - Nigeria's digital civil registration system27:56 - Gozem acquires Moneex   Useful links 3 finance executives leave Flutterwave following disclosure of founder fraud Investigation in 2017 Nigeria to launch an electronic civil registration system today Gozem acquires Moneex as it doubles down on super app ambitions Interswitch reportedly loses ₦30 billion to chargeback fraud Rwanda's Parliament demands an end to public WiFi fees This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk   Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica    
This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/Qv9e9VCzo10   This week on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we look at tech news from the African continent.   The stories: EFFC arrests OAU students for fraud Kenyans to transact using fingerprint and iris by December 2023 Kenya opens first local smartphone factory Bolt ordered to pay a driver over $6k  Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intellligence by Techpoint's newsletter -https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/   Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 02:11 - EFCC arrests OAU students14:06 - Kenya: biometric IDs + a smartphone factory20:06 - Bolt Kenya to pay driver over $6,00024:49 - Fidelity Bank restores transfers to neobanks   Useful links President Ruto: Kenyans will transact using fingerprints and iris by December 2023 Kenya opens its first smartphone factory with retail prices starting from KSh 7,499 Bolt Kenya to pay driver KSh 1m Why DLM Trust Company renounced its appointment as escrow trustee by Patricia Bolt Kenya suspends 5% booking fee Bolt Kenya receives operating licence after meeting NTSA’s demands Fidelity Bank Restores Transfers to Moniepoint, PalmPay, others EFCC Releases 58 OAU Students Arrested For Suspected Internet Fraud This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk   Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica  
Where's iROKOtv going?

Where's iROKOtv going?

2023-10-2548:40

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/yo0lW5SRx1o   Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast we look at the hottest stories sweeping the African tech ecosystem this week.   The stories: IROKOtv isn't shutting down MTN to pay FIRS $72.5m for tax evasion MTN responds to allegations by Itemate Solutions Patricia appoints DLM Capital Group to begin the first batch of customer repayments DLM Trust puts Patricia partnership on hold Fidelity bank blocks transfer to OPay, Moniepoint, and Palmpay Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intellligence by Techpoint's newsletter -https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/   Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 01:10 - iROKOtv's struggles11:46 - MTN and tax evasion issues15:31 - MTN responds to Itemate's allegations18:10 - The Patricia struggle continues32:08 - Fidelity Bank and the neobank KYC struggles    Useful links Is iROKOtv shutting down? MTN Nigeria to pay over $72m MTN responds to allegations by Itemate Solutions Patricia appoints DLM Capital Group to begin the first batch of customer repayments in November DLM Trust has paused its appointment as trustee to handle the repayment of Patricia customers Fidelity Bank blocks transfers to OPay, Moniepoint, and Palmpay over KYC concerns Airtel Africa rolls out cheap 4G-enabled smartphones in Rwanda This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Chidinma Ochiaka   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk   Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica  
This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/6YmiGW2uAOI   This week on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss the hot topics in the African tech space.   The stories: Patricia offers customers new avenue to recoup losses CIBN certification for PoS, NIN, and BVN agents Andela launches AI-powered Talent Cloud Register to attend the Modern Workplace Africa Conference: https://modernworkplaceafrica.com/   Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intellligence by Techpoint's newsletter -https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/   Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 01:54 - Andela's Talent Cloud17:45 - Patricia's shares sale30:49 - Nigerian PoS agents certification    Useful links Patricia pleads with customers to turn its alleged ₦2bn debt to shares CIBN commences Certification process for POS, NIN/BVN Agents Andela launches an AI-powered platform to transform the hiring process for tech companies Dragonfly Capital backed web3 app VIBRA shuts down in Nigeria This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk  
This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/hGi5yC0l4Mw   Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we have a special guest join our reporters in the studio as they discuss some of the hottest topics in the African tech space this week.   The stories: South Africa to amend sim registration law NDPC investigates alleged data privacy violations Dash's shutdown Register to attend the Modern Workplace Africa Conference: https://modernworkplaceafrica.com/   Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intellligence by Techpoint's newsletter -https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/   Timestamps 00:00 - Intro   Useful links Deception At Dash: How USD 80 M+ In Funding Went Down The Drain Rica is broken, parliament is told  OPay, DHL, Meta may face steep fines as NDPC begins investigation into alleged data privacy violations Glovo launches “The Courier’s Pledge” in Nigeria to provide extended benefits to drivers Nigeria to acquire satellite This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk#
Hey guys!   Apologies for the delay in upload. Due to technical issues, we couldn't upload audio last week and we just regained access. Thank you for your patience!   This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/C8Hb2Gpzhcw   Today's podcast sees our reporters discuss stories like Paystack's latest moves, South Africa's Takealot, and other happenings in the African tech ecosystem.   The stories Alterra Capital partners Aliko Dangote Paystack's virtual terminal Nigeria's plan to skill up 3 million people by 2027 Takealot's dealings with South Africa's competition regulator Register to attend the Modern Workplace Africa Conference: https://modernworkplaceafrica.com/   Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intellligence by Techpoint's newsletter -https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/   Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 02:32 - Alterra Capital partners Dangote 06:05 - Paystack's virtual terminal 14:08 - Nigeria's skill up plan 19:55 - Takealot and competition regulator   Useful links Private equity firm set to invest $500 million in Africa gets backing from Aliko Dangote Paystack has built an offline payment solution that will not require PoS machines Bosun Tijani unveils plan to equip 3 million Nigerians with tech skills by 2027 Takealot faces pushback from regulator This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk
This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/RqU07fhRkoQ   On this week's Techpoint Africa Podcast, our reporters discuss an acquisition, a shut down, and other happenings in Africa's tech space.   The stories: Risevest acquires Chaka 54gene to shut down Nigeria to boost startup listings on NGX Sendy appoints administrator Register to attend the Modern Workplace Africa Conference: https://modernworkplaceafrica.com/   Subscribe to The Workaholic - https://techpoint.africa/subject/work/ and Fintech Today - https://techpoint.africa/subject/fintech/ and Techpoint Digest - https://techpoint.africa/subject/techpoint-digest/ and Intellligence by Techpoint's newsletter -https://intelligence.techpoint.africa/newsletter-signup/   Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 05:33 - Risevest acquires Chaka17:40 - 54gene to shut down31:05 - Startups on NGX36:49 - Sendy enters administration   Useful links Risevest acquires Chaka After raising $45m in two years, 54gene is shutting down Nigeria to boost startup listings Logistics startup Sendy enters into administration after failing to find a buyer Logistics startup Sendy appoints Peter Kahi of PKF Consulting as administrator MultiChoice loses $1.7b in six months Threads users will be able to delete their accounts without losing Instagram by December $4bn investment in Anthropic: Amazon playing catch up with Microsoft & Google in AI race This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo   Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.   Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk  
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Adeola Adebowale

Haha, see the seeds of #EndSARS

Jun 19th
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John Great

Nice one. Keep it up guys

Apr 8th
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Bernard Asamoah

Kudos to you guys for this program, kindly let your resource persons speak a little louder next time I struggled to hear them..maybe put off the background music next time(which I think makes the conversation lively though)..you can do better .

Jul 25th
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