Profile

Co-founder @DisruptAfrica. Tech and business journalist in Africa.
#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services

Having quantifiable, measurable, and verifiable data about justice needs and challenges is essential for the legal profession to move into the 21st century...

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Online printing platform Ryteprint launched in Nigeria

Online printing platform Ryteprint has launched in Nigeria to enable individuals, small businesses and corporate organisations to buy customised business printing and marketing printed products...

By Tom Jackson 12 Sep 2017

African game developers can enter $200k Microsoft challenge

African game developers have been invited to enter Microsoft's Dream.Build.Play challenge, which is giving away $200,000 in prize money across four categories...

By Tom Jackson 7 Sep 2017

She Leads Africa launches accelerator for beauty startups

She Leads Africa has opened applications for its Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator, a 10-week entrepreneurship development programme...

By Tom Jackson 23 Aug 2017

SA e-commerce startup SnapnSave raises $1m

South African online shopping community SnapnSave has raised R14 million ($1 million) from Kalon Venture Partners and Smollan Group...

By Tom Jackson 18 Aug 2017

SA's Aerobotics raises $600k funding from 4Di, Savannah Fund

South African aerial data analytics specialist Aerobotics has secured R8-million ($602,000) in seed funding from Cape Town-based based VC firm 4Di and Kenya's Savannah Fund...

By Tom Jackson 8 Aug 2017

Every African tech hub for itself in quest for sustainability

“This is done on a tech hub by tech hub basis. Each is figuring out their own business models for continued support and growth.”

By Tom Jackson 7 Aug 2017

Ikea is running a startup accelerator

Global retailer Ikea has opened applications to its first startup accelerator and is looking for companies that can help it solve “big problems” around being truly affordable...

By Tom Jackson 4 Aug 2017

SA payments startup Yoco to expand across Africa

South African payments startup Yoco is to launch in test markets in East and West Africa by the end of next year on the back of strong growth at home...

By Tom Jackson 31 Jul 2017

Orange agrees to back Egyptian tech startups

Global mobile operator Orange has agreed to support and fund Egyptian technology-focused startups to help them transform their ideas into sustainable businesses...

By Tom Jackson 26 Jul 2017

SA mobile startup helps informal traders compare and order stock

South African startup Last Mile for BoP is rolling out a mobile application that enables informal traders to compare bulk prices and order stock from their phone...

By Tom Jackson 24 Jul 2017

Assisted shopping platform VoomNow launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup VoomNow has launched its assisted shopping platform that enables users to shop and pay for all kinds of international products and services...

By Tom Jackson 21 Jul 2017

Nigeria's techAboki launches on-demand gadget repair service

Nigerian startup, techAboki, has launched an on-demand gadget repair service aimed at connecting people needing gadget repair services with trusted, reliable and professional technicians in their locality...

By Tom Jackson 18 Jul 2017

Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator

Google developers has selected six startups from across Africa to take part in the first African version of its Launchpad Accelerator, which offers free training, credits and collaboration...

By Tom Jackson 25 May 2017

How BlackRhino is building Kenya's VR industry

Kenyan startup BlackRhino VR is playing a key role in developing the country's virtual reality industry...

By Tom Jackson 8 May 2017

Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa

Rolling out tech solutions for the African consumer is a marathon, not a sprint...

By Tom Jackson 5 May 2017

Egyptian online grocery startup GoodsMart raises $750k

Egyptian online grocery service GoodsMart has raised $750,000 in funding from Algebra Ventures, which will go towards growing its operational capacity...

By Tom Jackson 3 May 2017

Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation

Nigerian fintech startups have the opportunity to pitch for NGN3 million ($10,000) worth of incubation and prize money of NGN500,000 ($1,600) at the Fintech Startup Challenge in June...

By Tom Jackson 1 May 2017

How SA's 'junk' status impacts your startup

April began with ratings agencies Standard and Poor's (S&P) and Fitch downgrading South Africa's sovereign credit rating to “junk” status, meaning both existing and new funds borrowed by South Africa will become more expensive...

By Tom Jackson 25 Apr 2017

Yoco raises funding for expansion

South African fintech startup Yoco, which allows small businesses to accept card payments, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding...

By Tom Jackson 3 Mar 2017

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