TechMoran says ‘Thank You’ for your support this year.
We have been running for some time now and realise we couldnt be as big without you readers and advertisers and the writers who have given their time and devotion to us.
We decided to focus on Africa’s tech industry and have seen it grow day by day.
We have loved startups in Africa and have seen them evolve into companies and we still hope they will grow.
We are looking at having more problems on the continent solved using technology and we hope more of this entreprenuers will be funded but above all we wish that a majority of them will raise their own revenue through sales, sign ups and partnerships.
We are an independent news platform and not affiliated to any accelerator or seed fund or innovation hub in Africa. Our reporters are objective and insightful and are all out to serve the global community interested in Africa’s innovation scene with a desire that many will come and set up base here as Angels,VC’s, Co founders, advertisers, clients, accelerators and as they like.
TechMoran is looking forward to see more participants in Africa’s tech scene from Cape Town to Cairo and from Nairobi to Kinshasa.
We were so impressed with Nigeria’s startups scene, and the Kenya’s and SA’s too. We were so moved to see several startups launch at the Demo Africa held in Nairobi and further still we are glad several accelerator programmes have been launched on the Continent.
In 2013, we are looking forward to have startups in Africa signing up more users like 2go and Mixt have done, and we hope to see awesome acquisitions like Motribe’s and we hope IPO’s will be a reality in Africa. Do you remember iROKO Partners? Did you sign up at Zunguz Payments? They were awesome this year! We also wish to see more big data, hardware and enterprise startups in 2013 just as much as we want to see more consumer focused startups.
We would like to see a shift from apps to firms and from startups to corporations. We would love to see more hackathons and more companies launching and less competitions and less money won. Competitions do not build successful firms apart from the money which is unaccounted for. We would also ask the gods to kill grants which cause more friction and doubts than solve problems.
We also wish to see genuine VC’s and we ask entrprenuers in Africa to learn more about VC and seed funding. They will be better with knowledge of equity funding than what they know today.
Research will also build all of us.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
From Ninjas at TechMoran.