Afrobility: Africa Tech & Business

Afrobility: Africa Tech & Business

Olumide Ogunsanwo & Bankole Makanju

Stories and analyses of African technology companies & business models.

September 21, 2020
01:07:40154.91 MB

#12. Innovation Hubs - How African incubators, accelerators & co-working spaces are nurturing entrepreneurship and building the tech ecosystem

Overview: Today, we discuss how African innovation hubs are nurturing entrepreneurship, the history of CCHub / iHub and end with the business models & future of innovation hubs Companies discussed: CcHub, iHub, Entrepreneur First, Y Combinator (YC), TechStars & Station F Business concepts ...

September 07, 2020
01:25:29195.68 MB

#11: African EdTech & lessons from Byju's - The story of the world's most valuable EdTech company & the emerging opportunities for technology to scale education across Africa

Overview: Today, we’re going to talk about Byju's & Edtech in Africa. We'll start with some context about African education, discuss Byju's success in India as a reference point, major edtech African players & the future of the African edTech ecosystem   Companies discussed: Byju’s, Nas...

August 24, 2020
01:09:29159.06 MB

#10. MTN - How Africa's largest telco grew to dominate Africa and expand to other emerging markets

Overview: Today we’re going to talk about MTN - The largest telco in Africa, we’ll discuss its founding, early history, success in Africa, global expansion, diversification into non-telco businesses & MTN's future outlook Companies discussed: MTN Group (M-Cell, MTN Nigeria, MTN Irancell), Inves...

August 10, 2020
00:59:49136.91 MB

#9. OPay (Opera Pay) - From Web Browser & Fintech to blitzscaling and building Africa's Super App

Overview: Today we’re going to talk about OPay - The African Payments startup, we’ll discuss its early history, initial focus on African payments, blitzscale attempt to become Africa’s Super App & OPay's future outlook. This episode was recorded on August 9, 2020 Companies discussed: Opera Gro...

July 26, 2020
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
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
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 & Safaricom's future outlook   Companies discussed: Safaricom, Vodacom, Vodafone, Telkom, MTN & M...

June 15, 2020
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 & Naspers' future outlook.  ...

June 01, 2020
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 & the future outlook of ridesharing platforms Companies discussed: Uber, Bolt...

May 18, 2020
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 & Transsion's future outlook   C...