The Craigslist-esque OLX - a wholly owned subsidiary of Naspers - is said to be done trying to make ends meet in the most significant e-commerce markets in East and West Africa - this after slogging at it since 2012. However, it is Konga’s apparent failure to take flight that has been dubbed “a cautionary tale” by Quartz Africa for Africa-focused investors who might be naive to the tough realities of starting up on the continent.
JOHANNESBURG - Timothy Kotin was born and bred in Ghana. He is the co-founder and chief executive of SuperFluid Labs - an ambitious African data analytics firm which supports enterprise clients spread across multiple sectors. SuperFluid has offices in Kenya, Ghana and Germany, and while Kotin leads his company’s efforts from Berlin, he travels to Nairobi and Accra to look in on his country teams there at least every other month.
JOHANNESBURG - Adebayo “Ade” Alonge is the Nigerian co-founder of RxAll, a platform which provides patients in the developing world with authenticated and verified medicines. Prior to this, Alonge was a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, and before that, he spent eight years working for multinational pharmaceutical firms Sanofi, Roche and BASF.
@diasporicblues Slight correction here, Sister. I am Northern Ndebele from Zimbabwe. The tradition of wearing neck rings is a Southern Ndebele one (South Africa). Our languages and dress culture are quite different. ✊🏾
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