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The African Tech Round-up Podcast delivers all the week's technology, digital and innovation highlights from across the African continent and beyond. The show is produced and presented by iAfrikan Executive Editor & Tech Entrepreneur, Tefo Mohapi (iafrikan.com) and Broadcaster & Creative Strategist, Andile Masuku (andilemasuku.com), with technical production by Producer and Musician, Brian Lupiya.

The African Tech Round-up Podcast delivers all the week's technology, digital and innovation highlights from across the African continent and beyond. The show is produced and presented by iAfrikan Executive Editor & Tech Entrepreneur, Tefo Mohapi (iafrikan.com) and Broadcaster & Creative Strategist, Andile Masuku (andilemasuku.com), with technical production by Producer and Musician, Brian Lupiya.
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The African Tech Round-up Podcast delivers all the week's technology, digital and innovation highlights from across the African continent and beyond. The show is produced and presented by iAfrikan Executive Editor & Tech Entrepreneur, Tefo Mohapi (iafrikan.com) and Broadcaster & Creative Strategist, Andile Masuku (andilemasuku.com), with technical production by Producer and Musician, Brian Lupiya.

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Episodes

HEADS UP: Andile and Musa are going to Amsterdam

6/1/2018
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Look out, Amsterdam! We're coming!

Duration:00:10:03

Joel Macharia of Abacus on creating access to African financial markets via micro investments

5/28/2018
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Joel Macharia is the Founder and CEO of Abacus (https://abacus.co.ke), a Kenyan fintech firm that builds web and mobile software designed to help people anywhere in the world gain access to African financial markets. Joel previously founded and headed up the consumer financial news publication, PesaTalk.com, and prior to that, he served as the Africa Head of Product Development for the Mobile Money team at the Kenyan mobile commerce and payment technology provider, Cellulant. In this...

Duration:00:13:53

Edmund Olotu of TechAdvance on building out digital payments infrastructure in Nigeria

5/20/2018
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In this conversation with Andile Masuku, TechAdvance CEO, Edmund Olotu, sketches Nigeria's digital payments infrastructure landscape and explains why he feels the time is right for his company to participate more actively in the discourses around the next wave of data analytics-driven tech in Nigeria. Listen in to hear Edmund unpack TechAdvance's ambitions to take the game to competitors like Interswitch and position to be the platform partner of choice for big corporate and...

Duration:00:18:56

120: Interoperability, Data Ownership & Steward Ownership feat. Oliver Sauter of WorldBrain

5/13/2018
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In this episode of the African Tech Roundup podcast, Oliver Sauter— Co-founder and Head of Strategy, Product & Operations at https://WorldBrain.io, joins Andile Masuku and Musa Kalenga for a meandering conversation that explores the link between the trend towards interoperability and idealised notions of individual data ownership. As Africa grapples with the reality of large swathes of its population being either digitally "invisible" or completely oblivious to the commercial value of the...

Duration:01:21:45

Boomplay Music's Chinasa Udeala on delivering Africa-relevant music streaming services

5/10/2018
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Chinasa Udeala is Regional Director for East Africa at Boomplay Music. The music streaming platform is a subsidiary of the Chinese firm Transsnet Ltd which also owns TECNO Mobile. In this quick chat with Andile Masuku, Chinasa explains how Boomplay is attempting to outsmart the likes of Spotify and Apple Music to deliver localised digital downloads and streaming service offerings that are relevant to key consumer markets on the continent. Listen in to hear Chinasa unpack Boomplay’s revenue...

Duration:00:09:11

Helen Anatogu of Nigeria's iDEA incubator on how African founders should position to land funding

5/1/2018
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Helen Anatogu is the Chief Executive and Programme Director of the Information Technology Developer Entrepreneurship Accelerator (IDEA) in Nigeria. In this throwback conversation with Andile Masuku – taped at the African Angel Investor Summit 2017 - Helen shares her thoughts on the startup investment landscape and factors in on how African founders ought to position themselves to land much-needed funding.

Duration:00:21:42

YegoMoto's Karanvir Singh on surfing the mobility wave to launch an ambitious platform play

4/24/2018
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Kigali-based Singaporean, Karanvir Singh, is the CEO and MD of Yego Innovision Ltd— a company which has launched a cashless transport service called YegoMoto in Rwanda, which is essentially an 'Uber for motorcycle taxis' or "motos" as they are commonly called. In this conversation with Andile Masuku – taped at the Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018 (www.africatechsummit.com/kigali/) – Karanvir fields questions about surfing the global mobility wave to launch an ambitious platform play with the...

Duration:00:36:52

119: Unpacking Facebook's Breaches of Trust + Blockchain Straight Talk feat. Marvin Coleby

4/12/2018
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It's fair to say that Facebook is the elephant in pretty much every room at the moment. In this month's instalment of the African Tech Roundup podcast, Marvin Coleby joins Andile Masuku and Musa Kalenga to factor in on some of the biggest tech and innovation headlines that have trended over the last month or so— not least, Facebook's diabolical data privacy gaffes. Marvin is a venture lawyer who hails from The Bahamas and his startup, Raise Impact (http://raiseimpact.io/), is harnessing...

Duration:00:22:06

NISK Capital's Sara Oon on providing turnkey startup and SME advisory in East Africa

4/6/2018
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The Kigali-based Sara Oon is Co-Founder and Partner at NISK Capital, a Nairobi-based boutique advisory and investment outfit serving Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Sara, a Singaporean, holds business degrees from Princeton University and the University of California, and in this conversation with Andile Masuku – taped at Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018 (www.africatechsummit.com/kigali/) - she speaks on the challenge of helping East African startups and SME’s overcome the funding gap, and about...

Duration:00:14:04

RapidLion Film Festival Eric Miyeni on African cinema asserting itself on the global stage

4/2/2018
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The runaway global success of the Marvel blockbuster sensation, Black Panther has ignited debate about the influence and business potential of African cinema. In this Mapo Radio (http://bit.ly/MapoRadio) interview, Thembekile Malindi speaks with South African author, filmmaker and founder of the BRICS-focussed RapidLion Film Festival, Eric Miyeni, about the state of South Africa's feature film industry. Listen in to hear Eric's candid take on how African filmmakers might go about asserting...

Duration:00:25:38

Caine Wanjau of Twiga Foods on the challenges of scaling a profitable business

3/26/2018
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Caine Wanjau is the Chief Technology Officer of Twiga Foods, a Nairobi-based distributor of fresh fruit produce that's leveraging tech to introduce business efficiencies to one of Kenya's more logistically-challenged industries. Caine holds degrees from Monash University and Strathmore University specialising in Computer Technologies and Engineering (Hardware). In this conversation with Andile Masuku, Caine talks about what life Twiga Foods has been like following the successful close of...

Duration:00:17:16

Lagos Angel Network's Collins Onuegbu on traditional angel efforts vs. business angel investment

3/12/2018
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Collins Onuegbu is the Nigerian Founder of Signal Alliance as well as a Director of Lagos Angel Network. In this conversation with Andile Masuku - taped at African Tech Summit Kigali 2018 (https://www.africatechsummit.com/kigali/) - Collins frames the massive business opportunity that is Nigeria, explains the difference between business angel investment efforts and less disciplined traditional angel funding activities, and unpacks why he believes that Africa’s early-stage startup scene...

Duration:00:15:32

118: A Peek Under the Hood Of South Africa's Mobility Scene feat. Obakeng Morapeli Matlhoko

3/7/2018
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Back on the show for the first time since contributing his fair share of involuntary hot takes on Episode 109 entitled "Investor Bias Debate 2.0 + Should Africa Embrace Uberisation?" (http://bit.ly/investorbias) Tapsnapp Founder, Vije Vijendrenath assumes co-hosting duties in Musa Kalenga’s absence. Andile Masuku chats to him about the workarounds he's deployed to secure funding for the two startups that he previously struggled to get investors to take seriously-- www.tapsnapp.co and...

Duration:01:24:27

Andela's Wambui Kinya unpacks Andela's gig economy strategy and addresses common misconceptions

3/5/2018
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Wambui Kinya is the Chief Strategy Officer at Andela-- a tech startup helping companies overcome tech talent shortages by delivering high performing distributed engineering teams that leverage some of Africa's finest coding talent. Wambui joined Andela after spending over eighteen years working within the professional services space (spanning digital, mobile marketing and technology consulting) in North America, Europe and Africa for companies such as ThoughtWorks (where she notably served...

Duration:00:30:06

Karabo Songo and Musa Kalenga of House of Brave on evolving creative agency models

2/25/2018
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Karabo Songo and Musa Kalenga are the savvy business minds behind FastGro-- the 100% black-owned investment firm which just acquired a 25.1% share of the independent agency, House of Brave (HOB). As part of the deal, Karabo has been appointed the business' Group CEO, while Musa has assumed the position of Chief Future Officer. In this conversation with Andile Masuku, Karabo and Musa share how they plan to go about leveraging technological innovation to thrive within an industry that's...

Duration:00:49:29

Venture Garden's Bunmi Akinyemiju on Sure Remit's ICO success and executing smart platform plays

2/21/2018
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Bunmi Akinyemiju is Co-founder and CEO of Nigeria's Venture Garden Group. Bunmi has over 16 years of entrepreneurial experience in high-tech sales, solutions development and management, and has so far led the development of over 20 proprietary technologies in multiple sectors globally. In this conversation, with Andile Masuku, Bunmi unpacks the platform strategy driving Venture Garden's approach to incubating, funding and operating early-stage tech firms, and shares the rationale behind...

Duration:00:36:45

What's Trending at #ATRULive Meetup Kigali (Feb 13, 2018)

2/19/2018
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So, we invited friends of the African Tech Roundup podcast to join us for drinks at the Kigali Marriott's Iriba Bar between 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM on Feb 13th, 2018-- the day before the Africa Tech Summit Kigali conference. And when the homies demanded an impromptu podcast session, we gladly obliged. Listen in to hear what was trending at the recent #ATRULive Meetup Kigali.

Duration:00:09:03

117: The Fake News Episode feat. Anim Van Wyk of Africa Check

2/5/2018
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We aren't even halfway through the first quarter of 2018 but already, we've seen a fair amount of questionable 'factual' content do the rounds on social media. In this episode of the African Tech Roundup, AfricaCheck.org Editor Anim Van Wyk joins Andile Masuku and Musa Kalenga to examine the seriousness of Africa's fake news problem and chat through recent highlights from Africa's emerging tech and innovation scene. Listen in to hear Anim explain why you shouldn't trust anyone - not even...

Duration:00:39:56

Lidya's Tunde Kehinde on addressing Nigeria's $30 billion small business credit gap

1/30/2018
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Tunde Kehinde is the co-founder of Lidya, a branchless internet bank that aims to ease Nigeria's estimated $30 billion small business credit gap. Tunde holds a honours degree in finance from Howard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He previously co-founded the logistics startup, Africa Courier Express (ACE). Before that, he co-founded Jumia.com and served as the e-commerce giant's Managing Director. In this chat with Andile Masuku, Tunde reflects on his founder experience...

Duration:00:36:47

Kola Aina of Ventures Platform reckons African capital and local context are underrated

1/22/2018
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Kola Aina is the Founder and CEO of the Nigerian-based pan-African seed-stage fund and accelerator, Ventures Platform. The firm's portfolio includes well-publicised Nigerian rising startup stars like Paystack and Printivo, as well as promising, lesser-known ventures like the Cameroonian wifi entertainment platform, Viva. In this conversation with Andile Masuku, Kola unpacks his firm's investment thesis and their Y Combinator-esque approach to startup incubation and acceleration. He also...

Duration:00:20:21