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Africa-focused technology, digital and innovation ecosystem insight and commentary.

    UNAJUA S6 EP2-Can Figuring Out How To Insure Africa Drive Social And Economic Impact?Ft Henry Mascot

    UNAJUA S6 EP2-Can Figuring Out How To Insure Africa Drive Social And Economic Impact?Ft Henry Mascot

    For this UNAJUA episode Henry Mascot sheds light on the untapped gains from the insurance market that Africa presents whilst providing knowledge into how technology can and is being used to fuel social and economic development. He offers insight into the insurance industry and how it can prove to be an economic growth driver. He further touches on the three ways that technologies such as data analytics and artificial intelligence are currently being used in the insurance industry.

    Henry Mascot is the founder and CEO of Curacel, a Pan-African insurance technology platform that uses artificial intelligence to power claims processing and fraud management. Henry was previously growth executive at Amplified Payment Systems (acquired by OneFi; formerly Carbon) and is an angel investor in the crypto trading platform, Roqqu. Curacel recently secured $450,000 in pre-seed funding, with Consonance Investment Managers and Atlantica Ventures being the two leading investors.

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    • 9 min
    UNAJUA S6 EP1- Is Africas Insurance Industry Poised For A Steep Growth Trajectory- Ft. Henry Mascot

    UNAJUA S6 EP1- Is Africas Insurance Industry Poised For A Steep Growth Trajectory- Ft. Henry Mascot

    This UNAJUA series opener featuring Nigerian insuretech founder Henry Mascot shares in-trench perspectives about Africa' growing insurance industry. Henry offers insights about the dynamics of insurance adoption, elucidating how economic development plays a vital role in its adoption. Listen in to hear why Henry believes Africa's insurance industry is poised for rapid growth.

    Henry Mascot is the founder and CEO of Curacel, a Pan-African insurance technology platform that uses artificial intelligence to power claims processing and fraud management. Henry was previously growth executive at Amplified Payment Systems (acquired by OneFi; formerly Carbon) and is an angel investor in the crypto trading platform, Roqqu. Curacel recently secured $450,000 in pre-seed funding, with Consonance Investment Managers and Atlantica Ventures being the two leading investors.

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    • 12 min
    UNAJUA S5 E2: Can technology disrupt Nigeria's open drug markets? ft. Vivian Nwakah

    UNAJUA S5 E2: Can technology disrupt Nigeria's open drug markets? ft. Vivian Nwakah

    In this UNAJUA episode, Vivian Nwakah offers insight into the dynamics of Nigeria's open drug markets. Vivian highlights the counterintuitive ways that drug regulation affects the supply-side logistics of local and international drug producers. She believes that the intelligent use of technological solutions in the supply process will allow for medications to be sourced and distributed more safely and reliably.

    Vivian Nwakah is the co-founder & CEO of Medsaf, an enterprise pharma supply chain startup based in Lagos, Nigeria. Vivian is a serial entrepreneur and strategist and whose accolades include recognition by Forbes, the British Royal Family, and the Women in Africa Initiative.

    Click here (https://telbee.io/channel/uuatbnkraty1vn-nkazpcg/index.html) to leave us a 60-sec voice note with your reactions to any of the topics raised in the UNAJUA Series. (We will include some of your audio takes in future follow-up episodes.)

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    • 14 min
    UNAJUA S5 E1: What is the state-of-play In Nigeria's healthcare sector? ft. Vivian Nwakah

    UNAJUA S5 E1: What is the state-of-play In Nigeria's healthcare sector? ft. Vivian Nwakah

    In this UNAJUA series opener, Vivian Nwakah breaks down Nigeria's healthcare scene—highlighting the size of the sector as well as the disparity of healthcare access between the rich and less well off.

    Vivian Nwakah is the co-founder & CEO of Medsaf, an enterprise pharma supply chain company based in Lagos, Nigeria. Vivian is a serial entrepreneur and strategist and whose accolades include recognition by Forbes, the British Royal Family, and the Women in Africa Initiative.

    In this episode, Vivian addresses the following questions:
    —How big is Nigeria's healthcare sector?
    —What does the scene look like for grassroots level
    —How are tech startups like Medsaf attempting to usher in a new paradigm in Nigeria's pharmaceutical industry?

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    • 14 min
    UNAJUA Throwback S1 EP2: Can gaming startups compete with Facebook & Tencent? ft. Lucy Hoffman

    UNAJUA Throwback S1 EP2: Can gaming startups compete with Facebook & Tencent? ft. Lucy Hoffman

    Part 2 of this UNAJUA Throwback series takes us back to when Lucy Hoffman, co-founder and head of operations at the Cape Town-based mobile content development startup Carry1st, joined Andile Masuku and Osarumen Osamuyi for an extended insight-rich chat—published on March 10th 2020. (Since then, Carry1st has gone on to close a $6 million Series A led by Colorado-based VC firm, Konvoy Ventures.)

    In this episode, Lucy Hoffman outlines Carry1st's user adoption strategy and suggests how startups like hers plan to compete against the likes of Facebook and Tencent.

    Lucy is an experienced American business operations specialist who, prior to joining Carry1st, spearheaded operations at impact investment facilitation startup Nexii and the African Leadership Academy. Before that, she interned for the global diversity and inclusion team at Credit Suisse and spent three and a half years embedded at Morgan & Stanley, where she worked on M&A and capital markets transactions for global power and utility companies.

    You can listen to the full original episode here: www.africantechroundup.com/lucy-hoffman-carry1st/

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    • 12 min
    UNAJUA Throwback S1 EP1: Does African mobile gaming have super-platform potential? ft. Lucy Hoffman

    UNAJUA Throwback S1 EP1: Does African mobile gaming have super-platform potential? ft. Lucy Hoffman

    This UNAJUA Throwback episode takes us back to when Lucy Hoffman, co-founder and head of operations at the Cape Town-based, American mobile content development startup Carry1st joined Andile Masuku and Osarumen Osamuyi for an extended insight-rich chat (published on March 10th 2020). Since recording this conversation, Carry1st has closed a $6 million Series A led by Colorado-based VC firm Konvoy Ventures.

    Listen in to learn why, as glitzy ecosystem trends like fintech and mobility continue to dominate headlines, Lucy and the rest of her team at Carry1st are quietly bullish on the mobile gaming industry’s low-key commercial case and 'super-app/super-platform' potential.

    Lucy is an experienced American business operations specialist who, prior to joining Carry1st, spearheaded operations at impact investment facilitation startup Nexii and the African Leadership Academy. Before that, she interned for the global diversity and inclusion team at Credit Suisse and spent three and a half years embedded at Morgan & Stanley, where she worked on M&A and capital markets transactions for global power and utility companies.

    You can listen to the full original episode here(https://www.africantechroundup.com/lucy-hoffman-carry1st/)

    Click here (https://telbee.io/channel/uuatbnkraty1vn-nkazpcg/index.html) to leave us a 60-sec voice note with your reactions to any of the topics raised in the UNAJUA Series. (We will include some of your audio takes in future follow-up episodes.)

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    • 11 min

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The African Tech Roundup is a great program that brings news from all 55 countries on the Contenent of Africa. The host, Andile, definitely has his finger on the pulse of technology and is great at being voices in the industry that you want to hear from. The producer Brian also adds a great perspective to the program.

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