Efritin Shuts Down Operations In Nigeria; Lays off Staff and Sells Off Assets Amidst...

Saltside's online classifieds company, Efritin Nigeria is officially shutting down operations this week in Nigeria, with staff already vacating their head office in Ikeja...

Rupu brand retired as Ringier moves from daily deals to broad-based model dubbed Ppromos

Daily deals brand Rupu is set to be retired January Friday 27 after 5 years of shaping Kenya's non-existent daily deals industry to what...

Accommodation booking site SleepOut goes to sleep and it might be for good

Launched in Kenya in May 2012, SleepOut.com was an accommodation booking site focused on Africa before Airbnb became known and commonplace on the continent. The...

Looking at the Untimely Death of BookNow, Kenya’s Uber for Buses

BookNow, a bus booking platform was founded in September of 2013 and headquartered in Nairobi - Kenya, and was the first and only bus...

PesaTalk To Close Shop | This Is What You Will Miss

  PesaTalk, a Kenyan web news startup founded in March 2012 might close shop the end of this month if no investor is found to...

Why Kenya’s Cashless Matatu Payment Card My1963 Failed-Part 1

Fibre Space Ltd, the firm behind cash light fare system ‘MY1963’ which had vowed to bring sanity in Kenya’s Matatu’s industry by use of...

M-Kazi Speaks Out on Reasons for its Closure

Earlier I ran a story about M-Kazi, an Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) job application service connecting job seekers to employers, which has shut...

How Kenyan social network Sembuse died before you even signed up

Long in the days of GPRS (2G and 3G) feature phones, ambitious Mbugua Njihia launched Sembuse.com, a Java-based messaging and content platform long before...

Remembering SafariDesk, Kenya’s Travel Marketplace

Founded in December 2012 and launched in May 2013, SafariDesk was a travel marketplace and vacation booking platform connecting travelers to offers, discounts, and...

Africa-focused Seed Fund 88mph takes a 2 Year Sabbatical from Investing in Startups

Africa-focused startup accelerator 88mph today announced it will take a break in investing in startups in Africa for the next 18-24 months to help...

HotelOga was bound to fail terribly says HotelOnline’s founder & chairman Havar Bauck

HotelOga, a cloud-based dashboard designed to help hospitality outfits get online presence free was launched to change how hotels use technology to increase bookings...

ionacloud and the mess conferences do to your unshipped product

ionacloud was never going to ship from day one, and everyone knew it but no one dared ask the team any real infrastructure questions...

Ampion raises funding from Plutos Ventures to launch Ampion Ventures, a fund for Africa-focused...

Africa-focused Ampion which had called it quits in 2017 has resurrected with a new partnership with Berlin-based Plutos Ventures Holding to...

88mph Accelerated HiviSasa.com Calls It A Day Today | Why A Website Is Not...

Hivisasa.com is was an online county based newspaper with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya with an aim to be the premier online breaking news provider...

Lovefied.com Launches to Connect Living Family Members to their Lost Loved Ones Online

Obutu Anyona lost his dad in 1998, when he was just 13 years and in class seven, as any normal teenager he knew that...

Zimbabwe’s Innovation Hub Hypercube Calls it Quits

Zimbabwe’s Hypercube Hub is set to shut down operations December 31 this year after it failed to raise enough funds to keep it going...

Nigeria’s ride-sharing marketplace GoMyWay shuts down due to lack of follow-on funding

Nigeria's GoMyWay, a ride-sharing marketplace connecting passengers with ride owners going along the same route has announced it's shutting down due to lack of...

Ampion calls it a day, founder moves on to new things

Ampion or Amplifying Pioneership, the firm that brought us Ampion Venture Bus and Ampion Fellowships in Africa has closed shop, and the founder says the...

A couple of lessons from a couple of failed African startups

Much as we would like to talk about the roses and daisies of the startup world, the funding rounds and bright futures, we still...