Author: Nasha Harper

Tech Internet Solutions launches advisory arm to help firms in Kenya mitigate cyber risk

Tech Internet Solutions launches advisory arm to help firms in Kenya mitigate cyber risk

Cyber Security
Businesses have invested in too many solutions that work well on their own but don’t offer efficient security; exposing them to unforeseen risks, to fill this gap, Internet Solutions Kenya has introduced an enterprise security solution to help enterprises mitigate, secure and ensure continuity for businesses. Dubbed the Proactive cyber security solution, the suite will enable businesses to ramp up their cyber security landscape through creating a safer and more secure cyberspace, establishing a coordinated approach to the prevention of cyber crime, ensuring operational compliance, skills development, business resilience and training. According to Dr. Bright G. Mawudor – Hea of Cyber Security at Internet Solutions, “The question for most businesses today is not what if a cyber-attack oc
South Atlantic cable system to boost Africa’s telecommunications sector

South Atlantic cable system to boost Africa’s telecommunications sector

Technology
While Africa has traditionally been able to handle the poor landline infrastructure on the continent by using mobile technology, the rapid rise of mobile devices and demand for broadband is pushing current infrastructure to its limits. In fact, the African market has one of the highest growth rates regarding the utilization of the internet. With the world’s network of fiber optic cables doing most of the heavy lifting to keep information flowing around the world, providing a direct undersea link between Africa and South America has become a necessity for the region’s expanding data requirements. Photo Credits: With construction of the South Atlantic Cable System having recently begun, Africa will finally have a direct undersea link with South America. As the first transatlantic ca
Knife Capital, alongside Candy Crush co-founders, invests R22m into a Stockholm IoT startup

Knife Capital, alongside Candy Crush co-founders, invests R22m into a Stockholm IoT startup

Business
Knife Capital, a Cape Town-based venture capital firm has made its first global investment since opening the London office in a Stockholm-based IoT specialist. The Cape Town-based firm has participated in a R22m funding round by Stockholm-based Mobile and Sensory Technology (MOST). Knife Capital invested alongside some of Europe’s most successful new age entrepreneurs – the founders of the British and Swedish games studio: King Digital Entertainment. According to Bob Skinstad who heads up the business development function for Knife Capital in London and responsible for securing the deal: “We are excited to partner with an accomplished team and credible co-investors in this technology-rich IoT startup that already has a proven product. Knife Capital will assist MOST in expanding into ke
LaLa World, Blockchain startup, aims for financial services for all

LaLa World, Blockchain startup, aims for financial services for all

Startups
LaLa World, a blockchain financial system has launched to counter the inherent shortcomings and apprehensions of the traditional financial system to bring the underbanked and underserved population of the world into the financial mainstream. According to the firm, it aims to venture where “no banker has gone before” with its plans to touch the lives of the vast population of the world whose lives haven’t been affected by the global financial system. Photo Credits: LaLa World has LaLa Wallet, a peer-to-peer ecosystem that aims to revolutionize the way in which people and micro and small businesses make transactions, payments and borrow money. It also aims to change how people buy insurance, remit money, perform daily transactions through cards (both virtual and physical) and buy bankin
22 year old from Cote D’Ivoire wins Anzisha Grand Prize

22 year old from Cote D’Ivoire wins Anzisha Grand Prize

Business
Ibrahima Ben Aziz Konate, 22, from Cote D’Ivoire has been declared winner of the top prize at the seventh annual Anzisha Prize awards gala organized by the African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation. Ben Aziz founded Poultry D’Or, a poultry business which sees over 500 sales a day and employs 15 people. Ibrahima beat entrepreneurs from 14 African countries to be the first ever winner and applicant from Cote D’Ivoire. “It is hard to believe that I was chosen as the winner of the prize. It has been a dream of mine to join the Anzisha Prize network since I first heard about it. The $25 000 is the difference that I need to scale my business and show the young people in my community that entrepreneurship is possible, even at a very young age,”  he said. The two runner-ups w