19 episodes

Fortnightly podcast on all the happenings in Africa's tech startup ecosystem put together by the team at Disrupt Africa.

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Fortnightly podcast on all the happenings in Africa's tech startup ecosystem put together by the team at Disrupt Africa.

    DP #18: Funding Cowrywise and African fintech, and the return of a corporate-backed accelerator

    DP #18: Funding Cowrywise and African fintech, and the return of a corporate-backed accelerator

    Tom and Gabriella are joined by Johan Bosini from the fintech-focused Quona Capital to discuss the founding round raised by Nigerian startup Cowrywise, while Philip Kiracofe from Startupbootcamp AfriTech discusses the return of Africa's premier corporate-backed accelerator programme. Episode also includes a wrap of all the latest African tech startup happenings, while Adetolani Eko of Nigerian dating startup Vybe “pitches the pod”.

    • 37 min
    DP #17: A record year for African startup funding, and digging into an $85m mega-round in Kenya

    DP #17: A record year for African startup funding, and digging into an $85m mega-round in Kenya

    Gabriella and Tom dig into the data from the newly-released African Tech Startups Funding Report 2020, which tracks a record year for investment into the ecosystem, and are joined by EchoVC's Eghosa Omoigui to discuss the US$85 million funding round announced by Kenyan AI company Gro Intelligence. Episode also includes a wrap of all the latest African tech startup happenings, while Vincent Edigin of Nigeria's Traindemy “pitches the pod”.

    • 37 min
    DP #16: 12 African startups to watch in 2021, smart addressing, and 2020 ends with yet more funding

    DP #16: 12 African startups to watch in 2021, smart addressing, and 2020 ends with yet more funding

    Tom and Gabriella present Disrupt Africa’s 12 African startups to watch in 2021, and are joined by Timbo Drayson of Kenyan digital addressing startup OkHi. Episode also includes a wrap of all the latest African tech startup happenings, while Louis van Biljon of South Africa’s eVuna “pitches the pod”.

    • 23 min
    DP #15: New funds investing in African early-stage startups, and a crisis resolved in South Africa

    DP #15: New funds investing in African early-stage startups, and a crisis resolved in South Africa

    Gabriella and Tom are joined by Lexi Novitske of Acuity Ventures and Aaron Fu of Sherpa Ventures. Episode also includes a wrap of all the latest African tech startup happenings, while Sydney Aigbogun of Nigerian fintech startup Cashbox “pitches the pod”.

    • 36 min
    DP #14: Top tips for angel investing, funding for artificial intelligence, and startups expand

    DP #14: Top tips for angel investing, funding for artificial intelligence, and startups expand

    Tom and Gabriella are joined by angel investor Zach George, and Antoine Paillusseau of South African AI startup FinChatBot. Episode also includes a wrap of all the latest African tech startup happenings, while Amahle Ntshinga of South African e-commerce startup Luntu (www.luntu.co) “pitches the pod”.

    • 38 min
    DP #13: Twiga Foods' latest investment, a Nigerian startup disrupting HR, and another acquisition

    DP #13: Twiga Foods' latest investment, a Nigerian startup disrupting HR, and another acquisition

    Tom and Gabriella are joined by Peter Njonjo of Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods, and Dr. Emmanuel Okeleji from Nigerian HR-tech startup SeamlessHR. The episode also includes a wrap up of all the latest African tech startup news, while Olamide Akomolafe of Kenya-based e-health startup Nadia (www.nadiaapp.com) “pitches the pod”.

    • 34 min

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