Savannah Fund is an East African-focused accelerator fund, aims to find and invest in early stage, high growth web and mobile startups addressing the Sub-Saharan Africa market. The new fund will typically make investments in the region of $25,000 to $500,000.
The fund launched this week in Nairobi, Kenya, with $10 million in its cache, is lookingread more
In recent years, Africa as a whole has experienced an incredible boom in tech startups. While a lot has already been written on English-speaking countries like Kenya and Ghana, we should not forget the potential and the impact of IT entrepreneurs in Francophone Africa. The first Startup Weekendread more
Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa with over 150 million people. Ethiopia ranks as the third most populous nation with 85 million. Like almost all African countries (except Seychelles, Mauritius and Libya), they ranked in the lower half of the ICT Development Index as reportedread more
As Africa transforms, one of the major industries that will lead the way is information communications technology (ICT). According to Brian Herlihy, Executive Director of SEACOM, “We had a McKenzie report done which showed that the current ICT spending in Sub-Saharan Africa is approximatelyread more
IrokoTV is the creation of Iroko Partners, a Nigerian company based in Lagos. The company had previously launched an all-movies channel on YouTube (NollywoodLove). In December 2011, Iroko Partners followed up their success with the YouTube channel by launching an all-movies streaming videoread more
Herman Chinery-Hesse is the founder of theSOFTtribe, the largest software company in Ghana and possibly West Africa.
Fifteen years ago Herman decided to abandon his comfortable life in the United Kingdom to prove to sceptical friends what he had always maintained – that his native Ghana was a land of opportunity waiting for entrepreneurs with innovativeread more
The Chinese Revolution under Mao Tsetung began in 1949. Since then, China has undergone a massive industrial and technological revolution in the last ten years, after more than 50 years of mixed fortunes in its technological march.
By the 1990s, it was clear that advances in technology in China were producing mixed results, and China still found itselfread more
In one of the previous blog posts, we made mention of the BRICS countries. The “I” in the BRICS acronym stands for India. Today, India is almost wholly synonymous with ICT. India’s IT professionals are ubiquitous; you will find them in almost every country, and India’s IT industry accounts for one of its major exports toread more