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African Tech Roundup
African Tech Roundup
African Tech Roundup

Africa-focused technology, digital and innovation ecosystem insight and commentary.

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Digital Transformation Pulse Check: Undersea Cable, Remote Power Supply & Terrestrial Fibre Optic

In this special edition of the African Tech Roundup podcast, taped at the fringes of the inaugural Africa Digital Transformation... more

02 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
ATRUC S2 EP4: Can AI be trusted? with Jania Okwechime & Wessel Oosthuizen

In this African Tech Conversations episode, guest host Kate Bryne chats with avid AI proponents Jania Okwechime (Partner at Deloitte... more

03 Oct 2022 · 54 minutes
UNAJUA S13 EP3: Is the "play-to-earn" trend over-hyped? feat. Kate Byrne

In this UNAJUA episode, Kate Byrne parses through majorly-hyped trends like "play-to-earn" to pinpoint the true potential of the extraordinary... more

12 Sep 2022 · 10 minutes
UNAJUA S13 EP2: How is the world taking to the crypto meltdown? feat. Kate Byrne

In this UNAJUA episode, Kate Byrne gauges the ongoing fallout of the current global meltdown in crypto markets and speaks... more

29 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
UNAJUA S13 EP1: Are NFTs over? feat. Kate Byrne

This is the first episode of a UNAJUA Series focused on distilling a handful of global Web3 buzz trends like... more

18 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
UNAJUA S12 EP3: What is 'Delegated Proof of Stake'? feat. Jordan Muthemba

This is the final episode of the three-part UNAJUA Series focused on what sets blockchains apart. Seasoned Kenyan blockchain developer... more

02 Aug 2022 · 9 minutes
UNAJUA S12 EP2: What are 'Proof of Work' and 'Proof of Stake'? feat. Jordan Muthemba

This is Part 2 of a three-part UNAJUA Series focused on what sets blockchains apart from each other. Seasoned Kenyan... more

25 Jul 2022 · 9 minutes
UNAJUA S12 EP1: Are all blockchains the same? feat. Jordan Muthemba

This is Part 1 of a three-part UNAJUA Series focused on what distinguishes different types of blockchains from each other.... more

11 Jul 2022 · 12 minutes
Gqom: The Babusi Nyoni Story

This special piece of podcast storytelling offers a compelling glimpse into the heart and mind of one of Africa's most... more

21 Jun 2022 · 30 minutes
ATRUC S2 EP3: Journey Into The Cryptoverse With Hope Ditlhakanyane & Nzwisisa Chidembo

Standing in for Musa Kalenga on this African Tech Conversations instalment is Andile Masuku, whose day job is serving as... more

02 Jun 2022 · 41 minutes
UNAJUA S11 EP3: How do you vet the investment worthiness of blockchain startups?

This is the final episode of a three-part UNAJUA Series focused on the Blockchain Africa investment opportunity, featuring venture capitalist... more

03 May 2022 · 11 minutes
UNAJUA S11 EP2: Crypto as a personal investment opportunity? ft. Hope Ditlhakanyane & Nzwi Chidembo

This is the second episode of a three-part UNAJUA Series focused on the Blockchain Africa investment opportunity, featuring the passionate... more

24 Apr 2022 · 10 minutes
UNAJUA S11 EP1: Is African VC into blockchain tech? ft. Hope Ditlhakanyane & Nzwisisa Chidembo

This is the first episode of a three-part UNAJUA Series dealing with investing in African blockchain tech. And we're stoked... more

10 Apr 2022 · 15 minutes
BONUS: Can PAXFUL deliver on being Africa's 'Uber for money'? feat. Ray Youssef

This throwback bonus episode features a chat with Ray Youssef taped in 2019. Ray is Co-founder and CEO of Paxful,... more

17 Mar 2022 · 56 minutes
ATRUC S2 EP2: Convening 'Blockchain Africa' proponents with Sonya Kuhnel

This African Tech Conversations episode features Sonya Kuhnel. In 2014, Sonya co-founded Bitcoin Events, a company that hosts some of... more

16 Mar 2022 · 44 minutes
UNAJUA S10 EP3: Should you set up a DAO? feat. Justin Irabor

Thinking about starting or joining a DAO? In the last of a three-part share focusing on how DAOs work, Nigerian... more

13 Mar 2022 · 5 minutes
BONUS: Binance is bullish on the 'Blockchain Africa' opportunity feat. Emmanuel Babalola

Self-taught software developer and serial digital product creator Emmanuel Babalola is Director for Africa at the world's largest crypto exchange,... more

07 Mar 2022 · 25 minutes
UNAJUA S10 EP2: How do you set up a DAO? feat. Justin Irabor

This is the second of a three-part share explaining how DAOs work. In this episode, Nigerian creator, scientist and knowledge... more

01 Mar 2022 · 4 minutes
UNAJUA S10 EP1: Why DAO? feat. Justin Irabor

This is the first episode of a three-part UNAJUA series that explains how Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) work. Nigerian creator, scientist,... more

20 Feb 2022 · 5 minutes
ATRUC S2 EP1: You Had Me At Blockchain with Michael Kimani

In this instalment of African Tech Conversations, Michael Kimani talks Musa Kalenga through his somewhat unlikely personal blockchain journey—a story... more

13 Feb 2022 · 52 minutes
African Creative Business, Today S1 EP2: Ayanfe Olarinde - Visual Artist

This is the second episode of the African Creative Business, Today (ACBT) capsule mini-series, which explores in-trench personal and professional... more

06 Feb 2022 · 31 minutes
UNAJUA S9 EP3: Noteworthy African Web3 Plays feat. Michael Kimani

This is the third and final instalment of our three-part Web3-themed UNAJUA series featuring Kenyan blockchain enthusiast, data wrangler and... more

30 Jan 2022 · 13 minutes
UNAJUA S9 EP2: What Is A DAO? feat. Michael Kimani

On this UNAJUA podcast, Michael Kimani briefly introduces Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (commonly known as DAOs). He also shares a bit... more

21 Jan 2022 · 13 minutes
UNAJUA S9 EP1: What Is Web3? feat. Michael Kimani

In this opening episode of an UNAJUA Series focused on demystifying the ‘Web3’ trend and unpacking how it is unfolding... more

14 Jan 2022 · 12 minutes
UNAJUA S8 EP3- Can Streaming Help David Take On Superstar- Feat. Yaw Asamani

Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen In the third and final episode of this music industry-themed UNAJUA series featuring Yaw... more

09 Nov 2021 · 12 minutes
UNAJUA S8E2-Are Homegrown Music Platforms Key To Profitability For African Artists-ft. Yaw Asamani

Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen The second instalment of this music tech-themed UNAJUA series featuring Yaw Asamani addresses how... more

01 Nov 2021 · 6 minutes
UNAJUA S8 EP1: Artists Using Tech To Stand Out In A Crowded Global Field ft. Yaw Asamani

In this music tech-themed UNAJUA series, Yaw Asamani taps his live industry experience to explore how African artists are using... more

25 Oct 2021 · 14 minutes
BONUS: Scaling What Works And Ditching What Doesnt With MiWay Blink feat. Christiaan Steyn

Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen Christiaan Steyn is the head of a new South African insuretech startup called MiWay... more

19 Oct 2021 · 31 minutes
UNAJUA S3EP4-Does Society Need Centralised Financial Institutions To Mediate Value-Ft.Ronit Ghose

Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen In the fourth and final instalment of this blockchain-themed UNAJUA series with Citi Group's... more

18 Oct 2021 · 9 minutes
BONUS- The Emotions And Economics Of Live Music Curation In A Post-COVID Scene Ft. Christine Msibi

Enjoy the first episode of the four-part mini-series African Creative Business, Today (ACBT) capsule mini-series in a slight change of... more

15 Oct 2021 · 16 minutes
BONUS: Why would anyone launch a car insurance startup in a pandemic? ft. Christiaan Steyn

Christiaan Steyn is the head of a new South African insuretech startup called MiWay Blink. In the first episode of... more

12 Oct 2021 · 17 minutes
UNAJUA S7 EP3: How are mobile telcos disrupting incumbent financial institutions? ft. Ronit Ghose

In this blockchain-themed UNAJUA series instalment, Citi Group's Ronit Ghose talks about how mobile telcos are eagerly peddling digital banking... more

11 Oct 2021 · 9 minutes
UNAJUA S7 EP2: Digital Money 2.0 - Whose Liability Is It Anyway- Feat. Ronit Ghose

Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen In the second episode of this digital money-themed UNAJUA series, Ronit Ghose breaks down... more

05 Oct 2021 · 9 minutes
UNAJUA S7 EP1: Will blockchain-enabled fintech disrupt the global financial system ft. Ronit Ghose

This opening episode of a crypto-themed UNAJUA Series featuring Ronit Ghose takes a close look at how blockchain tech is... more

27 Sep 2021 · 8 minutes
UNAJUA S6 EP3: African Insuretechs- To Collaborate Or Disrupt- That Is The Question Ft. Henry Mascot

The final instalment of this UNAJUA series featuring Henry Mascot addresses how insurtech startups are either looking to collaborate with... more

20 Sep 2021 · 11 minutes
UNAJUA S6 EP2: How might insuring Africa drive broad socioeconomic impact? ft. Henry Mascot

In this UNAJUA episode, Henry Mascot highlights the untapped gains of Africa's insurance market. Henry suggests how technology might fuel... more

13 Sep 2021 · 9 minutes
UNAJUA S6 EP1: Is Africa's insurance industry poised for a steep growth trajectory ft. Henry Mascot

This UNAJUA series opener featuring Nigerian insuretech founder Henry Mascot shares in-trench perspectives about Africa' growing insurance industry. Henry offers... more

06 Sep 2021 · 12 minutes
UNAJUA S5 E2: Can technology disrupt Nigeria's open drug markets? ft. Vivian Nwakah

In this UNAJUA episode, Vivian Nwakah offers insight into the dynamics of Nigeria's open drug markets. Vivian highlights the counterintuitive... more

31 Aug 2021 · 14 minutes
UNAJUA S5 E1: What is the state-of-play In Nigeria's healthcare sector? ft. Vivian Nwakah

In this UNAJUA series opener, Vivian Nwakah breaks down Nigeria's healthcare scene—highlighting the size of the sector as well as... more

23 Aug 2021 · 14 minutes
UNAJUA Throwback S1 EP2: Can gaming startups compete with Facebook & Tencent? ft. Lucy Hoffman

Part 2 of this UNAJUA Throwback series takes us back to when Lucy Hoffman, co-founder and head of operations at... more

17 Aug 2021 · 12 minutes
UNAJUA Throwback S1 EP1: Does African mobile gaming have super-platform potential? ft. Lucy Hoffman

This UNAJUA Throwback episode takes us back to when Lucy Hoffman, co-founder and head of operations at the Cape Town-based,... more

09 Aug 2021 · 11 minutes
UNAJUA S4 EP3: Can Africa's agri-supply chain be fixed? ft. Karidas Tshintsholo

This UNAJUA podcast is the third and final episode of a three-part series featuring agri-tech founder, Karidas Tshintsholo. In this... more

02 Aug 2021 · 20 minutes
UNAJUA S4 EP2: Does access to certified inputs impact farmer success? feat. Karidas Tshintsholo

In this episode, South African agritech startup founder Karidas Tshintsholo addresses questions like What effect does access to certified inputs... more

26 Jul 2021 · 15 minutes
UNAJUA S4 EP1: What lies are often told about Africa's agriculture sector? ft. Karidas Tshitshonlo

This UNAJUA series features a South African agritech founder called Karidas Tshitshonlo. Karidas has a lot of insight to share... more

19 Jul 2021 · 12 minutes
UNAJUA S3 EP2: Does Brachiaria trump Napier grass? feat. Mwihaki Mundia

Mwihaki Mundia gives a perspective of how brachiaria grass is exceptionally suited for the Sub-Saharan African livestock farmers especially looking... more

12 Jul 2021 · 10 minutes
UNAJUA S3 EP1: Should brachiaria grass be a big(ger) deal across Africa? feat. Mwihaki Mundia

This UNAJUA Series - presented by Kenyan die-hard environment advocate and comms pro, Mwihaki Mundia - offers a minimum actionable... more

29 Jun 2021 · 9 minutes
BONUS: Unpacking The $ATRU Social Token With Andrew Berkowitz Part 2 - How To Earn $ATRU Token

In this bonus, episode (the second of a two-part conversation), Socialstack Co-founder and CEO Andrew Berkowitz joins African Tech Roundup... more

25 Jun 2021 · 29 minutes
UNAJUA S2 EP2: Can an African research insights startup be commercially viable? feat. Peter Kisadha

This podcast is the second in the two-part UNAJUA series unpacking the question, "What does it take for a Ugandan... more

21 Jun 2021 · 10 minutes
BONUS: Unpacking the $ATRU Social Token with Andrew Berkowitz Part 1 - Re-imagining Media Ownership

In this special bonus episode (the first of a two-part conversation), Socialstack Co-founder and CEO Andrew Berkowitz joins African Tech... more

16 Jun 2021 · 28 minutes
UNAJUA S2 EP1: Why would anyone launch a research insights business in Uganda? feat. Peter Kisadha

This UNAJUA podcast the first of a two-part series highlighting ecosystem insight gaps that African research startups might help to... more

15 Jun 2021 · 13 minutes
UNAJUA S1 EP3: What is driving the capital boom in Africa's tech ecosystem? feat. Derin Adebayo

In this final instalment of our UNAJUA learning series themed: "Is the African technology ecosystem at an inflection point?" Nigerian... more

07 Jun 2021 · 15 minutes
UNAJUA S1 EP2: What have founders learned from Africa's early internet startups? feat. Derin Adebayo

This UNAJUA installment features Nigerian analyst and researcher, Derin Adebayo's second "minimum actionable response" to the question: "Is the African technology... more

31 May 2021 · 13 minutes
UNAJUA S1 EP1: How significant is the opportunity for tech companies in Africa? feat. Derin Adebayo

Welcome to the first episode of African Tech Roundup's new learning podcast series called Unajua. The word 'unajua' is a... more

25 May 2021 · 11 minutes
Constructive Development Finance Frameworks With Jean Bosco Iyacu

In this conversation with Andile Masuku, Jean Bosco Iyacu thoughtfully interrogates the sustainable impact of progressive development finance versus the... more

14 May 2020 · 34 minutes
Contemplating COVID-19's Impact on Africa's Economic Outlook with Landry Signé & Iginio Gagliardone

Professor and Founding Co-Director of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Globalization 4.0 at Thunderbird School of Global Management Landry... more

28 Apr 2020 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Ozow's Mitchan Adams On COVID-19: Well-positioned South African payments players are coining it

Ozow Co-founder & Head of R&D, Mitchan Adams, joins Andile Masuku and guest co-host & Lettuce Co-founder Simon Dingle for... more

30 Mar 2020 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Is The Super-Platform Hype Surrounding Africa's Mobile Gaming Industry Real? feat. Lucy Hoffman

In this instalment of the African Tech Roundup podcast, Andile Masuku and Osarumen Osamuyi are joined by Lucy Hoffman, co-founder... more

10 Mar 2020 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Vietnamese-style Africa-focused Fintech Innovation With Quan Le of Binkabi

Andile Masuku catches up with Binkabi CEO, Quan Le to learn how his company is working to lower the world's... more

25 Feb 2020 · 48 minutes
Accion's Michael Schlein on Financial Inclusion, Fintech & Impact Investment Sceptics

Michael Schlein is a huge fintech fan, and as the President and CEO of Accion, one of the world's largest... more

28 Jan 2020 · 39 minutes
Shift The Power: Challenging Development Cooperation Power Dynamics Between The Global North & South

This brief firelighter conversation was taped live on-stage at SPARK’s 7th Annual IGNITE Conference in Amsterdam (https://spark.ngo/ignite-conference-2019/). It was a... more

09 Jan 2020 · 19 minutes
Unpacking Arab Identity & Socio-economic Dynamics with Arab Economies Researcher Salam Said

In this podcast, Andile Masuku chats with Dr Salam Said, a seasoned Middle Eastern economics researcher who specialises in Arab... more

09 Jan 2020 · 41 minutes
South Sudan: Micro-finance Diaries with Yengi Lokule of Rural Finance Initiative (RUFI)

African Tech Roundup and SPARK (https://spark.ngo) have partnered to produce a seven-part podcast miniseries interrogating the progress being made in... more

08 Jan 2020 · 50 minutes
African Fintech Signal Check 2019: What Can Africa Learn From India? (Part 2) feat. Arunjay Katakam

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed that a 'brick' several hundred million dollars heavy has... more

20 Dec 2019 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
African Fintech Signal Check 2019: Nigeria's Killing It! (Part 1) feat. Wiza Jalakasi

The last couple of months or so have been rather eventful for Africa's fintech scene— particularly in Nigeria where Interswitch... more

12 Dec 2019 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Is The Africa-China/China-Africa Tech & Innovation Dynamic Win-win? feat. Iginio Gagliardone

In this episode of the African Tech Roundup podcast, Andile Masuku and The Subtext’s Osarumen Osamuyi are joined by Iginio... more

08 Nov 2019 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Dr Shingi Munyeza & Allon Raiz on Entrepreneurial Strategy and Zimbabwe's Commercial Potential

After hosting of a live panel session at #Leaderex2019 in Sandton, Johannesburg themed, "Accelerating Zimbabwean Entrepreneurial Ventures", Andile Masuku, sat... more

07 Oct 2019 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Africa's Motorcycle Taxi Hype + Africa's AI Revolution? feat. Babusi Nyoni & Osarumen Osamuyi

In this episode of the African Tech Roundup podcast, Andile Masuku is joined by the Zimbabwean AI Practitioner, Booking.com UX... more

21 Aug 2019 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Will Facebook's Digital Currency Libra Be Good For Africa? feat. Michael Kimani & Simon Dingle

In this in-studio taping of the African Tech Roundup podcast, Andile Masuku is joined by the Kenyan digital money analyst... more

19 Jul 2019 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Ray Youssef believes Paxful is the "Uber for money" crypto platform Africa's been waiting for

Ray Youssef is Co-founder and CEO of Paxful, a US-headquartered peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace he dubs the "Uber for money". The... more

08 Jul 2019 · 53 minutes
South Africa's New Banking Wave + Huawei Or The Highway? + Kenyan Repat Diaries feat. Mark Karake

Joining Andile Masuku and guest co-host, Vije Vijendranath, for this episode of the African Tech Roundup podcast is Kenyan repat,... more

12 Jun 2019 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Jumia's NYSE Listing + Are Blockchains Safe? + Security Token Offerings, Yay or Nah?

Good friend of the show, entrepreneur, investor and incurable blockchain technology fanatic, Simon Dingle, joins Andile Masuku and Musa Kalenga... more

25 Apr 2019 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Investment Diaries With Dr Nigel Chanakira Part 2 - Patient Capital & Savvy Commercialisation

This is the second and final part of an insight-filled conversation Andile Masuku had with one of Zimbabwe’s most well-known... more

15 Apr 2019 · 25 minutes
Investment Diaries With Dr Nigel Chanakira Part 1 - Worst investment decision in Zimbabwean history?

This podcast is the first instalment of a two-part conversation Andile Masuku had with one of Zimbabwe’s most well-known and... more

12 Apr 2019 · 24 minutes
London Village Diaries With Dayo Akinrinade of Africlick Part 2 - Pan-African dating solutions

This is the second instalment of a 2-part conversation with Africlick founder Dayo Akinrinade, which was taped at the fringes... more

08 Apr 2019 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
London Village Diaries With Dayo Akinrinade of Africlick Part 1 - Working in tech while black

Dayo Akinrinade is the Founder of Africlick, "a new dating/networking app for professionals and creatives of African and Caribbean heritage". Dayo... more

02 Apr 2019 · 32 minutes
Conservation Meets Conscious Capitalism With The Desert Date Company's Lauren Servin

This bonus podcast miniseries episode features Lauren Servin, the American Founder and "Chief Tree Officer" of the Desert Date Company.... more

22 Mar 2019 · 25 minutes
Kahawa 1893's Margaret Nyamumbo on disrupting fair trade in the global coffee industry

Kenyan Margaret "Maggie" Nyamumbo is the Founder and CEO of Kahawa 1893, a San Francisco-based coffee company intent on revolutionising... more

08 Mar 2019 · 30 minutes
Heidi Lovett of Swerve Robotics on plans to ignite enthusiasm for STEM in Botswana's youth

Former live theatre production specialist Heidi Lovett is the Executive Director of Swerve Robotics, a Washington-based organisation which uses applied-STEM... more

01 Mar 2019 · 28 minutes
Simanga Madhlabuta of Zimbabwe Investment Tours & Wisdom Gakaka of Cyrex on thriving in Zimbabwe

Mere days before 2018 came to a close, Andile Masuku sat down two bright, young Zimbabwean entrepreneurs to learn what... more

26 Feb 2019 · 55 minutes
Wajenzi's Alain Nkurukiye on Galvanising Diasporans to Back Economic Growth in Africa

Alain Nkurukiye is a Corporate Strategy and Economic Policy MBA who hails from Burundi, but has lived and worked in... more

15 Feb 2019 · 30 minutes
The Joy of Missing Out - Should African Founders Reject Hypergrowth VC Doctrine?

Co-founder and Co-MD of Secha Capital Rushil Vallabh joins Andile Masuku and Musa Kalenga for the very first in-studio taping... more

06 Feb 2019 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Talking Successful Social Enterprise with Jordanian Raneem Muqbel of TEENAH

Jordanian Raneem Muqbel is the co-founder of a social manufacturing enterprise called TEENAH that works with Syrian refugees and their... more

28 Jan 2019 · 18 minutes
Development Finance Diaries with Musa Sillah and Mohamed Alhadi of the Islamic Development Bank

This podcast features two separate conversations Andile Masuku had with senior executives working for the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). Both... more

18 Jan 2019 · 34 minutes
WeThinkCode's Dylan Richts on developing South African coding talent and pursuing regional growth

South African Dylan Richts is Head of Partnerships at WeThinkCode, a Cape Town-headquartered non-profit organisation which works with public and... more

14 Jan 2019 · 30 minutes
Shaqodoon's Mustafa Othman on the State of Somalia & Somaliland's Entrepreneurship Support Ecosystem

In this podcast, Andile Masuku chats with Mustafa Othman. Mustafa is the Somali Co-founder and Communications and Technology Manager of... more

19 Dec 2018 · 25 minutes
Gutsy Entrepreneurial Moves With Morris Dougba of Green Gold Liberia and Ayham Maksoud of Al-Maksoud

This candid conversation - led by Andile Masuku - features two remarkable entrepreneurs. The first is Morris Dougba, a second-generation... more

12 Dec 2018 · 45 minutes
Dotun Olowoporoku of Starta on identifying billion-dollar startup potential in Africa

Academic turned startup founder and investor, Dotun Olowoporoku, is the Managing Partner at Starta, a platform that "makes it easier... more

11 Dec 2018 · 1 hour,
University of Oxford's Alexander Betts & SPARK's Yannick Du Pont on Innovative Foreign Aid Strategy

In this relaxed three-way conversation, Alexander Betts, Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and William Golding Senior Fellow in... more

05 Dec 2018 · 48 minutes
The African Fintech 2018 Retrospective with Viola Llewellyn of Ovamba Part 2

2018's last in-studio taping of the African Tech Roundup podcast is a two-part affair which guest features the force of... more

03 Dec 2018 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The African Fintech 2018 Retrospective with Viola Llewellyn of Ovamba Part 1

2018's last in-studio taping of the African Tech Roundup podcast is a two-part affair which guest features the force of... more

27 Nov 2018 · 59 minutes
TransUnion Africa's Lee Naik on embracing collaboration and harnessing democratised technologies

Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa, a subsidiary of the giant American consumer credit reporting agency, TransUnion, that’s... more

23 Nov 2018 · 38 minutes
Ovamba's Viola Llewellyn on encoding African IP and the need for Pan-African digital standards

The third and last episode of African Tech Roundup's (https://africantechroundup.com) miniseries (http://bit.ly/atrudigitalassets) on digital assets features Viola Llewellyn, the UK-born,... more

20 Nov 2018 · 40 minutes
MzansiSat's Bernard Greyling can't wait to launch African geostationary broadband satellites

In this conversation with the Chief Technical Officer at MzansiSat, Bernard Greyling, Andile Masuku learns about the South African geostationary... more

16 Nov 2018 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
EOS Nairobi's Felix Macharia and Raise's Marvin Coleby unpack the African Digital Asset Framework

In this podcast - the second episode in African Tech Roundup's (https://africantechroundup.com) three-part miniseries on digital assets (http://bit.ly/atrudigitalassets) - Andile... more

13 Nov 2018 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Talking Transsion, Android vs iPhone and Xiaomi's Pocophone F1 with Nendo's Mark Kaigwa

Following a sunny Johannesburg lunch al fresco, Nendo (https://nendo.co.ke) Founder and CEO Mark Kaigwa and Andile Masuku chat about a... more

09 Nov 2018 · 47 minutes
African IP diaries with UCT's Prof Caroline Ncube and Thomson Reuters' Saidah Nash Carter

This podcast is the first instalment of a three-part miniseries (http://bit.ly/atrudigitalassets) produced by African Tech Roundup (https://africantechroundup.com) to spark a... more

05 Nov 2018 · 59 minutes
Is Venture Capital a Ponzi Scheme? feat. Grant Phillips of PhilTech Consulting

Joining Andile Masuku and guest co-host Rushil Vallabh of Secha Capital on this African Tech Roundup podcast is Grant Phillips.... more

02 Nov 2018 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Sureswipe's Paul Kent on competing in South Africa's crowded payments startup scene

Paul Kent is Co-founder and Managing Director of Sureswipe, a South African payments solutions startup dedicated to making card payment... more

25 Oct 2018 · 50 minutes
Lyndsey Duff of What3Words on inducting a new global addressing standard

South African Lyndsey Duff is the South Africa Country Manager at What3Words— a British startup which provides a precise physical... more

17 Oct 2018 · 8 minutes
Masakhe Foundation's Mpilo Ngcukana & Thulani Fesi on why KwaLanga Cape Town needs a youth tech hub

On this podcast, Andile Masuku chats with two exceptional, Cape Townian entrepreneurs who are both actively involved in a youth-focused... more

12 Oct 2018 · 24 minutes
Gig economy diaries with SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor and LULA's Velani Mboweni

This podcast features two South African startup founders working the trenches of the emerging gig economy. Human geneticist-turned-entrepreneur Aisha Pandor... more

11 Oct 2018 · 45 minutes
Cachet Consulting's Anita Mendiratta on how Africa's tourism industry has progressed since the 90's

Anita Mendiratta is the Canadian Founder and Managing Director of Cachet Consulting, a firm which services governments, multinational corporations and... more

10 Oct 2018 · 15 minutes
Google South Africa's Mich Atagana on reflecting everyday Africans online

This super-chill conversation, taped at the fringes of Africa Tech Summit 2018, features Google South Africa’s Head of Communications and... more

05 Oct 2018 · 21 minutes
Kenya's Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala on progressive policy frameworks

Honourable Najib Balala is Kenya’s Minister of Tourism and Wildlife. After previously serving in that cabinet position once before, from... more

03 Oct 2018 · 15 minutes
Travelstart's Stephan Ekbergh on startup success in Africa's online travel booking industry

Stephan Ekbergh is the Founder and CEO of Travelstart. He is a Swedish entrepreneur who is probably best known for... more

01 Oct 2018 · 22 minutes
The Sunday Times' Pearl Boshomane Tsotetsi on lifestyle journalism politics & travelling while black

Pearl Boshomane Tsotetsi is the Lifestyle Editor at the Sunday Times (South Africa). Pearl was voted one of Mail and... more

27 Sep 2018 · 37 minutes
Airbnb's Chris Lehane on growing the sharing economy and democratising travel and tourism

Chris Lehane is Airbnb’s Head of Global Policy, Public Affairs and Communications. Chris engages with policymakers around the world to... more

26 Sep 2018 · 47 minutes
Pesapal's Mark Mwongela talks fintech's impact on Africa's travel and tourism industry

Mark Mwongela is the Co-founder and CEO of Pesapal, a leading Kenyan mobile, online and point-of-sale (POS) payment platform operating... more

24 Sep 2018 · 40 minutes
Hacking Remittances and Other Stories feat. Herbert Banhire of AMA.ZING (Zing Holdings)

According to a recent World Bank report, it's more costly to send money to Africa than to anywhere else in... more

17 Sep 2018 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Tonjé Bakang of African Leadership Academy on Afrostream's demise and failing forward

You might recall that in September 2017 the Cameroonian former Founder & CEO of Afrostream and current Chief Brand Officer... more

07 Sep 2018 · 48 minutes
Konnect Africa's Jean-Claude Tshipama on Eutelsat's African satellite broadband strategy

Congolese Jean-Claude Tshipama is the CEO of Eutelsat's Konnect Africa subsidiary which delivers satellite broadband connectivity services in Africa. Jean-Claude has... more

30 Aug 2018 · 33 minutes
Uber crypto-geek Simon Dingle unpacks his book In Math We Trust: The Future of Money

South African Simon Dingle has worked with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies since 2011, designing products that make it easier to... more

23 Aug 2018 · 32 minutes
Ìmísí 3D's Judith Okonkwo is bullish on VR and AR tech adoption in Africa

At the fringes of Afrobytes Tech Marketplace 2018, Andile Masuku caught up with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)... more

17 Aug 2018 · 9 minutes
Thomson Reuters' Sneha Shah on delivering market-relevant data, insight & tech business solutions

As Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Africa, Kenyan-born Sneha Shah oversees the firm's Financial, Risk, Tax and Legal businesses across... more

07 Aug 2018 · 34 minutes
aKoma Media's Chidi Afulezi on viable digital media models and backing African content creators

aKoma Media Co-founder and COO Chidi Afulezi is "a Naija boy true and true". Chidi is an electrical engineer with... more

02 Aug 2018 · 21 minutes
Gebeya's Amadou Daffe & TechPoint.ng's Adewale Yusuf talk Ethiopian tech swag and taking on Andela

This year's Afrobytes Tech Marketplace event attracted a large, impressive Ethiopian delegation of tech innovators sporting some serious swag. Ethiopia... more

27 Jul 2018 · 25 minutes
BongoHive's Simunza Muyangana on delivering context-relevant tech ecosystem support in Zambia

BongoHive Co-Founder and Director of Entrepreneurship, Simunza Muyangana reckons that Lusaka has what it takes to become one of Africa's... more

19 Jul 2018 · 20 minutes
#VillageDiariesAmsterdam Pt 2 w/ Augustina Austin, Babusi Nyoni, Danai Musandu & Tania Habimana

On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 the international African Tech Roundup LIVE Tour launched with a live podcast event in The... more

09 Jul 2018 · 59 minutes
Secha Capital's Rushil Vallabh & Brendan Mullen on proving a hybrid SME investment model

South African Rushil Vallabh and American Brenden Mullen are the co-founders and co-managing directors of a Johannesburg-based, venture capital outfit... more

05 Jul 2018 · 33 minutes
Cellulant's Ken Njoroge & Velocity Capital's Allard Luchsinger on 2018's biggest fintech deal so far

A couple of hours before the recent #VillageDiariesAmsterdam event went down, Andile Masuku managed to land a sit-down with Cellulant... more

28 Jun 2018 · 45 minutes
#VillageDiariesAmsterdam Pt 1 - A fireside chat with HYBR Founder & CEO Charles Ojei

On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 the international African Tech Roundup LIVE Tour launched with a live event in The Netherlands... more

22 Jun 2018 · 54 minutes
HEADS UP: Andile and Musa are going to Amsterdam and Paris

Look out, Amsterdam! We're coming!

01 Jun 2018 · 9 minutes
Joel Macharia of Abacus on creating access to African financial markets via micro investments

Joel Macharia is the Founder and CEO of Abacus (https://abacus.co.ke), a Kenyan fintech firm that builds web and mobile software... more

28 May 2018 · 12 minutes
Edmund Olotu of TechAdvance on building out digital payments infrastructure in Nigeria

In this conversation with Andile Masuku, TechAdvance CEO, Edmund Olotu, sketches Nigeria's digital payments infrastructure landscape and explains why he... more

21 May 2018 · 18 minutes
Interoperability, Data Ownership & Steward Ownership feat. Oliver Sauter of WorldBrain

In this episode of the African Tech Roundup podcast, Oliver Sauter— Co-founder and Head of Strategy, Product & Operations at... more

13 May 2018 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Boomplay Music's Chinasa Udeala on delivering Africa-relevant music streaming services

Chinasa Udeala is Regional Director for East Africa at Boomplay Music. The music streaming platform is a subsidiary of the... more

10 May 2018 · 8 minutes
Helen Anatogu of Nigeria's iDEA incubator on how African founders should position to land funding

Helen Anatogu is the Chief Executive and Programme Director of the Information Technology Developer Entrepreneurship Accelerator (IDEA) in Nigeria. In this... more

02 May 2018 · 21 minutes
YegoMoto's Karanvir Singh on surfing the mobility wave to launch an ambitious platform play

Kigali-based Singaporean, Karanvir Singh, is the CEO and MD of Yego Innovision Ltd— a company which has launched a cashless... more

24 Apr 2018 · 36 minutes
Facebook's Breach of Trust + Blockchain Straight Talk feat. Marvin Coleby of Raise Impact

It's fair to say that Facebook is the elephant in pretty much every room at the moment. In this month's... more

12 Apr 2018 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
NISK Capital's Sara Oon on providing turnkey startup and SME advisory in East Africa

The Kigali-based Sara Oon is Co-Founder and Partner at NISK Capital, a Nairobi-head quartered boutique advisory and investment outfit serving... more

06 Apr 2018 · 14 minutes
RapidLion Film Festival's Eric Miyeni on African cinema asserting itself on the global stage

The runaway global success of the Marvel blockbuster sensation, Black Panther, has ignited debate about the influence and business potential... more

02 Apr 2018 · 25 minutes
Caine Wanjau of Twiga Foods on the challenges of scaling an actual business and why not to ICO

Caine Wanjau is the Chief Technology Officer of Twiga Foods, a Nairobi-based distributor of fresh fruit produce that's leveraging tech... more

26 Mar 2018 · 17 minutes
Insight Publicis Nigeria's Feyi Olubodun on his book The Villager: How Africans Consume Brands

Feyi Olubudun’s new book, The Villager: How Africans Consume Brands, puts forward a lens for helping Africa-focussed brands and businesses... more

20 Mar 2018 · 45 minutes
Lagos Angel Network's Collins Onuegbu on traditional angel efforts vs. business angel investment

Collins Onuegbu is the Nigerian Founder of Signal Alliance as well as a Director of the Lagos Angel Network. In this... more

12 Mar 2018 · 15 minutes
A Peek Under the Hood Of South Africa's Mobility Scene feat. Obakeng Morapeli Matlhoko

Back on the show for the first time since contributing his fair share of involuntary hot takes on Episode 109... more

08 Mar 2018 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Andela's Wambui Kinya unpacks Andela's gig economy strategy and addresses common misconceptions

Wambui Kinya is the Chief Strategy Officer at Andela-- a startup helping companies overcome tech talent shortages by delivering high... more

05 Mar 2018 · 30 minutes
Karabo Songo and Musa Kalenga of House of Brave on evolving creative agency models

Karabo Songo and Musa Kalenga are the savvy business minds behind FastGro-- the 100% black-owned investment firm which just acquired... more

25 Feb 2018 · 49 minutes
Venture Garden's Bunmi Akinyemiju on Sure Remit's ICO success and executing smart platform plays

Bunmi Akinyemiju is Co-founder and CEO of Nigeria's Venture Garden Group-- a global technology firm which owns several fully-developed... more

22 Feb 2018 · 36 minutes
What's Trending at #ATRULive Meetup Kigali (Feb 13, 2018)

So, we invited friends of the African Tech Roundup podcast to join us for drinks at the Kigali Marriott's Iriba... more

19 Feb 2018 · 9 minutes
The Fake News Episode feat. Anim Van Wyk of Africa Check

We aren't even halfway through the first quarter of 2018 but already, we've seen a fair amount of questionable 'factual'... more

05 Feb 2018 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Lidya's Tunde Kehinde on addressing Nigeria's $30 billion small business credit gap

Tunde Kehinde is the co-founder of Lidya, a branchless internet bank that aims to ease Nigeria's estimated $30 billion small... more

30 Jan 2018 · 37 minutes
Kola Aina of Ventures Platform reckons African capital and local context are underrated

Kola Aina is the Founder and CEO of the Nigerian-based pan-African seed-stage fund and accelerator, Ventures Platform. The firm's portfolio... more

22 Jan 2018 · 20 minutes
On Your Marks for 2018: Is the Lean Startup Approach Legit?

In the first full African Tech Roundup podcast of 2018, Andile Masuku mulls over Gefira Solutions Founder and CEO Bert... more

15 Jan 2018 · 24 minutes
Bert Bruggeman of Gefira Solutions on why hardware development is key for Africa

Bert Bruggeman is the Belgian Founder and CEO of the Silicon Valley-based technology advisory firm, Gefira Solutions. Bert has an... more

12 Jan 2018 · 16 minutes
mSurvey's Kenfield Griffith on why he's bullish on 2018 and why data analytics is a gamechanger

Montserrat native Kenfield Griffith is co-founder and CEO of mSurvey-- a data analytics SaaS startup based in Nairobi Kenya. In... more

04 Jan 2018 · 18 minutes
Rich Tanksley of NeuBridges on the massive growth potential of commercial digital media in Nigeria

Rich Tanksley is the Senior Vice President of Special Projects at the Nigerian-American consultancy, NeuBridges. Formerly the CEO of Pulse.ng,... more

01 Jan 2018 · 22 minutes
Alec Fokapu of FiftyFor on bridging the cultural divide between big business and African SMEs

French-born Cameroonian Alec Fokapu is the founder and CEO of FiftyFor, a B2B rating platform for African companies. FiftyFor uses an... more

22 Dec 2017 · 23 minutes
The 2017 Year-end Rundown + African Venture Capital Done Right feat. Rushil Vallabh

By this time last year, Africa's tech and innovation media community had started to go into hibernation for the Festive... more

13 Dec 2017 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Maya Horgan Famodu of Ingressive Capital on becoming a venture capitalist in 2017

2017 has seen Maya Horgan Famodu transition from overseeing efforts to assist corporations and investors integrate into the African tech... more

11 Dec 2017 · 17 minutes
Co-Creation Hub Nigeria's Femi Longe factors in on the #NotOurManifesto farce

This Medium blog entitled, "Startups4Africa: This is NOT OUR MANIFESTO" by Co-Creation Hub Nigeria Co-founder Femi Longe has caused quite... more

05 Dec 2017 · 39 minutes
Khaled Ismail on how KI Angel and HIM Angel funds pursue inter-Africa startup growth

Khaled Ismail is the Chairman and Founder of two Cairo-based angel funds— KI Angel and HIM Angel. He also serves... more

04 Dec 2017 · 16 minutes
Ido Sum explains how TLcom Capital got in on Andela's $40M Series C

Israeli investor Ido Sum is a Partner at TLcom Capital— a venture capital firm with a presence in Nairobi, Lagos... more

28 Nov 2017 · 38 minutes
Kenyan post election reflections with PesaCheck.org Managing Editor Eric Mugendi

In this conversation, Andile Masuku asks PesaCheck.org Managing Editor, Eric Mugendi, to reflect on the unprecedented leveraging of digital technologies... more

22 Nov 2017 · 18 minutes
Should Africa-focused Investors Hunt Gorillas, Gazelles Or Unicorns?

Last week, Africa’s early stage investor community came together for the 4th annual African Early Stage Investor Summit (#AAIS2017). At... more

20 Nov 2017 · 39 minutes
Timothy Kotin on how SuperFluid Labs delivers business value via data analytics solutions

Timothy Kotin ​was born and bred in Ghana. ​​He is the co-founder and chief executive of SuperFluid Labs​--​ an ambitious... more

10 Nov 2017 · 38 minutes
Do African Startup Pitch Competitions Offer Anything More Than Pre-allocated Peanuts?

The Facebook-sponsored TechCrunch Startup Battlefield competition which took place in Nairobi recently brought together fifteen African startups for a glitzy... more

30 Oct 2017 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Yannick Lefang of Kasi Insight reckons reliable market research is key to business success in Africa

Electrical engineer, Yannick Lefang, is the Founder and CEO of Kasi Insight-- a research and advisory firm that provides African... more

23 Oct 2017 · 27 minutes
Divercity's Sean Godoy says proptech could help Africa overcome post-colonial property challenges

Sean Godoy is the Founder and Executive Director of Divercity Property Solutions. He has cross-sector experience in the property industry... more

19 Oct 2017 · 22 minutes
Adebayo Alonge explains how RxAll's AI-driven spectrometer authenticates medicines

Adebayo “Ade” Alonge is the Nigerian co-founder of RxAll, a platform which provides patients in the developing world with authenticated... more

13 Oct 2017 · 53 minutes
The Great Bitcoin Surge And Cryptocurency Mining feat. Simon Dingle

South Korea has reportedly become the latest notable nation to follow the likes of Nigeria and China by outlawing the... more

03 Oct 2017 · 52 minutes
Bertil van Vugt on how VC4Africa's new startup academy is boosting aspiring founders

Bertil van Vugt is Business Development Lead at the Amsterdam-based organisation, VC4Africa. In this quiet chat with Andile Masuku, taped... more

29 Sep 2017 · 24 minutes
Internet Society's Michuki Mwangi separates hype from reality regarding Africa and the internet

Michuki Mwangi is the Regional Development Manager for Africa at the Internet Society where he has worked in the African... more

25 Sep 2017 · 15 minutes
African Billionaire Watch And Other Political Conversations feat. Sinclair Skinner

A few weeks ago, Africa's richest man, Nigeria's Aliko Dangote, baffled many pro-African investment proponents by telling Bloomberg that if... more

20 Sep 2017 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Adedana Ashebir on Village Capital's investor bias report + do expats & repats care about Africa?

**Apologies for the poor sound quality** Adedana Ashebir has recently been tasked with heading up Village Capital's business on the continent.... more

06 Sep 2017 · 36 minutes
George Asamani on how DooWapp music messaging could become as ubiquitous as emojis

George Asamani is an exceedingly well-traveled 39-year-old Ghanaian who currently calls Addis Ababa home. He is the co-founder of a... more

31 Aug 2017 · 23 minutes
Kenya's Twiga Foods Closes $10.3M Series A Investment Round Led By Wamda Capital

The last few weeks have seen three promising African tech startups land significant investments-- namely, the Nigerian digital payments firm,... more

21 Aug 2017 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Charlene Chen reckons Bitpesa is well-positioned to surf the blockchain wave

Charlene Chen is the Chief Operating Officer of BitPesa-- an online payment platform founded in Kenya that leverages Blockchain settlement... more

20 Aug 2017 · 27 minutes
Eunice Baguma Ball explains why the Africa Technology Business Network is backing #FoundingWomen

Eunice Baguma Ball is the Ugandan Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Technology Business Network (ATBN). For over 10... more

14 Aug 2017 · 39 minutes
Kenya General Election 2017: The fake news factor with Eric Mugendi of PesaCheck.org

Eric Mugendi is the Managing Editor at PesaCheck.org. In this chat with Andile Masuku, taped on Monday, August 7th, 2017... more

13 Aug 2017 · 44 minutes
Investor Bias Debate 2.0 + Should Africa Embrace Uberisation? feat. Vije Vijendranath

A couple of weeks ago, a think piece by Andile Masuku entitled "We simply must not allow investor bias to... more

31 Jul 2017 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
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Charlene Chen is the Chief Operating Officer of BitPesa-- an online payment platform founded in Kenya that leverages Blockchain settlement to lower... more