Where Opportunities Lie in the African Mobile Space

This is the second in a 4-part series on Africa: The Present frontier.  Africa straddles two realities. One is underpinned by the belief that Africa is the next frontier and measures the continent’s progress against an expected trajectory and momentum modeled on that which developed economies have followed in the past. As the continent leapfrogged […]

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Message from Africa: Have Money, Will Buy.

This is the first of a four-part series on Africa: The Present Frontier. The usual picture of Africa rarely includes middle class consumers and designer brands. In fact, it rarely portrays the other reality, the true potential that lies on the continent and in its people. Sadly, this robs many western brands off the opportunity […]

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Startup Funding in Africa- Let's take a step back & talk Market Efficiency

Over the last few days… Actually it seems like forever- The web has been full of articles about how Africa needs startup funding. Almost everyday now I see some article about it. As a general rule when you hear the same thing over and over again- you should start to ask why? I have written […]

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Toffene Kama: Startup Founder, Tech Entrepreneur and Passionate about Africa

It’s always great to meet and talk with people who have a great passion for Africa just as we do here at Afrinnovator. Toffene Kama is a highly driven and passionate individual whose not just talking about Africa’s great future with passion and enthusiasm but is also actively running an amazing tech startup called Willstream […]

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Are you a "Growth Masai"?… Key skill gap in Africa Technology Startups

One of the opportunities and challenges of the tech industry is how rapidly it continues to advance and in its wake change not only how we live, disrupt current solutions but also redefine how we work. Jobs can get eliminated overnight whilst new ones can emerge from nowhere. I’ve been looking forward to writing this […]

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Does the "Copy to/Clone…" Strategy work in Africa?

Every so often I hear venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley ask a recurring question regarding Tech Startups in Africa- why not just use the “copy to” strategy? Clone an e-bay, clone a Groupon… After all there are 1,000s of Groupon clones in China! And the Samwer brothers in Germany are notorious for doing […]

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Talking about Africa's Digital Content Future

The history of African peoples is filled with tons of folklore and a rich oral history. Our peoples in past times primarily disseminated information and preserved their culture in the form of folk tales, songs… content; and the primary platform of distribution was oral. Today, Africa stands to embrace it’s history of original content creation […]

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Buni TV launches www.buni.tv and m.buni.tv

Buni Media is announcing the launch today of Buni TV, its new web and mobile Pan-African digital video platform. By showcasing the best, most innovative and visually arresting content being currently produced in or about Africa and distributing it new audiences on the continent and abroad, Buni TV (www.buni.tv) aims to become the premier destination […]

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Disrupting SMS Apps Space: Telerivet's Distributed Mobile SMS service using Android Phones

Most web and mobile startups in Africa need to have to some sort of messaging or notification layer that incorporates SMS. Wider businesses, large and small also too to communicate with customers . I have certainly blogged about the importance of SMS platforms for innovation in Africa. It is simply the best way to distribute […]

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Kenya Technology, Innovation & Startup Report 2012: A Preview

It is my pleasure to present a preview of the upcoming report “Kenya Technology, Innovation & Startups Report 2012“. The aim of the report is to look into where Kenya currently stands as far as innovation and startup culture is concerned. We talked to several influencers, thought leaders and pioneers of Kenya’s digital revolution to […]

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