Afrobility: Africa Tech & Business

Afrobility: Africa Tech & Business

Olumide Ogunsanwo & Bankole Makanju

Stories and analyses of African technology companies & business models.

July 26, 2020
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00:58:43134.4 MB

#8. Reliance Jio - How India's largest company enabled a mobile revolution & how Africa can also have a "Jio Moment"

Overview: Today we’re going to talk about the potential for a Reliance Jio moment in Africa. We'll start with some context of the Reliance parent group, its telco subsidiary - Reliance Jio (& its digital services subsidiary Jio Platforms) & their impact on India. Then we'll end by discussing...

July 13, 2020
7
00:43:3199.64 MB

#7. Internet access & Technology censorship - Why and how African governments are increasing internet restrictions

Overview: Today we’re going to talk about technology & Internet censorship in Africa. We’ll discuss internet access across African countries, how censorship works, examples of censorship and end with our views on internet censorship across Africa. This episode was recorded on July 12, 2020 Comp...

June 29, 2020
6
00:45:17103.68 MB

#6. Safaricom - How Kenya’s largest telco drove M-Pesa to become the most successful mobile financial platform in Africa

Overview: Today we’re going to talk about Safaricom - The largest telecom carrier in Kenya. We’ll discuss its early history, M-Pesa launch, M-Pesa success, attempted M-Pesa global expansion & end with our views on the future outlook of Safaricom    Companies discussed: Safaricom, Vodac...

June 15, 2020
5
00:58:19133.49 MB

#5. Naspers - How Africa’s largest company went from newspaper publishing to Tencent and Prosus

Overview: In this episode, we talk about Naspers - The South African investment group & largest company in Africa. We’ll discuss its early history, transition from newspaper publisher to tech investment firm, Tencent investment, broader investment portfolio & end with our views on its future...

June 01, 2020
4
00:52:49120.93 MB

#4. Ridesharing - How Uber & others are changing mobility in Africa

Overview: In this episode, we discuss ridesharing in Sub-Saharan Africa. We’ll start discussing the state of transportation in major cities, talk about the entry, impact & business models of ridesharing platforms & end with our views on the future outlook of ridesharing platforms Companies...

May 18, 2020
3
00:49:14112.72 MB

#3. Transsion (Tecno, Infinix & Itel) - From Shenzhen China to dethroning Samsung & Huawei to become Africa's top phone seller

Overview: Today we’re going to talk about Transsion - The Chinese phone manufacturer that has sold the most phones in Africa since 2017. We’ll discuss its early history, entry & success into Africa, progress in other developing markets, eventual 2019 IPO & end with our views on its future pr...

May 03, 2020
2
00:47:53109.61 MB

#2. Jumia - From Rocket Internet to Unicorn IPO. What’s next for the ‘Amazon of Africa’?

Overview: Today we’re going to talk about Jumia - The largest ecommerce player in Africa. We’ll discuss its founding, seminal points in its history, eventual 2019 IPO & end with our views on its future prospects. This episode was recorded on May 3, 2020. Companies discussed: Jumia, Africa Inte...

April 20, 2020
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00:46:58107.52 MB

#1. Fintech investments - 2018 to 2020 startup funding boom in Africa

Overview: This episode covers major recent fintech investments in Africa. We start with some context on why fintech is important, why the majority of Africans are unbanked, discuss the early history of mobile money & then discuss the largest fintech investments in 2018 and 2019 Companies discus...

April 19, 202000:03:137.51 MB

#0. Introduction to Afrobility - What to expect from the podcast

Overview: Today we’re going to give an introduction to the podcast, we’ll talk about our backgrounds, why we wanted to make this podcast together and what you can expect from Afrobility in the future We’d love to hear from you. If you have feedback, topics you’d like to hear, or just want to say he...