12 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 #11: Autochek’s acquisitions, how Founders Factory scales startups, and funding records tumble

    DP #11: Autochek’s acquisitions, how Founders Factory scales startups, and funding records tumble

    Gabriella and Tom are joined by Etop Ikpe, CEO of Nigerian automotive technology startup Autochek, and Kofo Samusi, COO at corporate-backed accelerator Founders Factory Africa. The episode also includes a wrap up of all the latest African tech startup news, while Emmanuel Chatina of Malawian e-health startup Ocliya (www.ocliya.com) “pitches the pod”.

    • 32 min
    DP #10: A Francophone African "super app", DataProphet, and some big news from Kenya

    DP #10: A Francophone African "super app", DataProphet, and some big news from Kenya

    Gabriella and Tom are joined by Emeka Ajene of West African startup Gozem as it transitions into a "super app" for Africa, while Frans Kronje of South African AI startup DataProphet takes us through his company's $6 million Series A round. The episode also includes a wrap up of all the latest African tech startup news, while Apollo Eric of Kenyan P2P remittances startup BitLipa(www.bitlipa.africa/) “pitches the pod”.

    • 30 min
    DP #9: WorkPay, African Startup Acts, and a raft of Egyptian funding rounds

    DP #9: WorkPay, African Startup Acts, and a raft of Egyptian funding rounds

    Gabriella and Tom are joined by Paul Kimani of Kenyan HR tech startup WorkPay in the wake of the company's US$2.1 million funding round, while Jon Stever of i4policy tells us why Startup Acts are increasingly being put into place across the continent. The episode also includes a wrap up of all the latest African tech startup news, while Adeshina Adewumi of Nigerian retail-tech startup One Kiosk Africa (www.onekioskafrica.com) “pitches the pod”.

    • 28 min
    DP #8: Komaza, African conservation-tech, and entrepreneurs are funding entrepreneurs in SA

    DP #8: Komaza, African conservation-tech, and entrepreneurs are funding entrepreneurs in SA

    Tom and Gabriella are joined by Tevis Howard and Tiffany Card from Kenya-based conservation-tech startup Komaza to discuss the company’s US$28 million Series B investment, while Philani Sangweni, managing director of newly-founded South African VC firm E4E tells us how important it is for investors to bring more than just money to the table. The episode also includes a wrap up of all the latest African tech startup news, while Mouhamadou Sall of Senegalese digital addressing startup NIMA Codes (www.nima.codes) “pitches the pod”.

    • 38 min
    DP #7: TradeDepot’s $10m round, an African startup merger, and new funds join the party

    DP #7: TradeDepot’s $10m round, an African startup merger, and new funds join the party

    Tom and Gabriella are joined by Onyekachi Izukanne, CEO of Nigerian B2B e-commerce startup TradeDepot, in the wake of its US$10 million pre-Series B funding round, and Isis Nyong’o Madison, founder of Kenyan mothering platform MumsVillage, talks mergers after her company joined forces with Nigeria’s BabyBliss. Also includes a wrap of all the latest African tech startup news, while Ahmad Al-Kabbany of Egyptian e-health startup VRapeutic (www.myvrapeutic.com) “pitches the pod”.

    • 29 min
    DP #6: Beyonic's acquisition, Tomi Davies on exits, and the best of the rest

    DP #6: Beyonic's acquisition, Tomi Davies on exits, and the best of the rest

    Gabriella and Tom are joined by Luke Kyohere, co-founder of East African fintech startup Beyonic, in the wake of his company’s acquisition by the Johannesburg-based MFS Africa. Tomi Davies, president of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), joins to discuss the ins and outs of valuing your tech startup. The episode also includes a wrap up of all the latest African tech startup news, while Emeka Mba-Kalu of Nigerian startup E Dey Shop (www.edeyshop.com) “pitches the pod”.

    • 37 min

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