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50% Of The World Will Be Online By 2017

Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report.   Released today in ...

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Orange Launches Start-up Accelerator Programme in Ivory Coast

With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents.  The programme, which is a pillar of the Group's open innovation approach, reflects the determination of Orange to support the new digital players and help ...

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Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction

Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction [i] Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Today we ...

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Starting Business in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Out

Top Reasons Why It Is Difficult to Start a Business in Nigeria andthe Way Out Starting up a business in Nigeria can be very tough if the accurate strides and knowledge about the business is picked up before starting or investing ...

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StartCrunch Is The Main Crowdfunding Platform To Raise Money In Nigeria

StartCrunch is getting a lot of traffic and we ask people across Nigeria and Africa that now is the time to start creating projects to take advantage of the traffic. People are looking for projects to fund. Take action, fund ...

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ICT cluster

In a project that examined the innovation clusters in Nigeria, we studied different cities across technology segments to understand which city has the best advantage over others for location and localization of technology businesses and startups.  Technology areas covered included health, IT, engineering, scientific, among others.  As would be expected, Lagos has the most dynamic cluster in the ICT sector. It is growing with the best talent pool in the nation. While Lekki shows some latent signs […]


There are many promising technology sectors in Africa right now. The market is still very young but it has a lot of growth ahead of it. From our travels around the continent, we have noted that some sectors are ripe for massive capital investments while some are not yet there. One of the areas we think will be lucrative in coming months and years is cybersecurity.   In 2013, Nigerian banks lost $260 million to […]

wild fusion

It is one of the earlier Google Certified Adwords Partners in Nigeria and has since added operations in Ghana and Kenya. It is a digital marketing firm with services that include online media sales, mobile marketing, Adwords Service, web analytics and social media. These services cover the spectrum of the digital marketing. Wild Fusion is a leader in this emerging business sector in Africa.   Africa is still transitioning to mobile and online. As it […]

big data

“Big Data” originally emerged as a term to describe datasets whose size is beyond the ability of traditional databases to capture, store, manage and analyze. However, the scope of the term has significantly expanded over the years. Big Data not only refers to the data itself but also a set of technologies that capture, store, manage and analyze large and variable collections of data to solve complex problems.   Amid the proliferation of real time […]


The startup ecosystem in Nigeria is very noisy. Some have become lords purely because of the amount of money they raised.  They have neither built nor exited any company. They just raised capital and they party, publicly. From Forbes to circuits of conferences, we are inundated with stories of raising money from international and local investors in some of these companies. We surely like them and we treasure them, at least they pitched right and […]


Remember Kalahari.com.ng? That was the eCommerce website that sold books, DVDs, and other things before the arrival of Jumia and Konga. Daily Times had this for it when it closed down.   The online retail service has ceased operating because the company management says it has performed below expectations. The Sub-Saharan Africa division of MIH Internet, which runs Kalahari.com.ng, a Nigerian online retail services site launched in January 2010, has closed down its operations in Nigeria […]

cyclone 11

The purpose of the Altera DE1 Development and Education board is to provide the ideal vehicle for advanced design prototyping in the multimedia, storage, and networking.   It uses the state-of-the-art technology in both hardware and CAD tools to expose designers to a wide range of topics. The board offers a rich set of features that make it suitable for use in a laboratory environment for university and college courses, for a variety of design […]

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