Vincent Matinde

Is it time for an African mobile OS?

Africa 2021: Improved infrastructure needed for post-pandemic recovery

Africa 2021: Improved infrastructure needed for post-pandemic recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot in the world. The forecast of the future cannot be left untainted by it.

New models of financial data sharing in Africa

New models of financial data sharing in Africa

Startups are leading the race to monetise customer financial data in Africa for lucrative business cases.

Africa's IoT network: Are we building it the wrong way?

Africa's IoT network: Are we building it the wrong way?

Africa's IoT industry can learn from mistakes made in telecommunications infrastructure.

Kenyan tech funding gaps: Time to wrap up the lip service

Kenyan tech funding gaps: Time to wrap up the lip service

Kenya has not been too kind in funding its startups. What can be done to grow local funding?

Cryptocurrency without the internet for emerging markets

Cryptocurrency without the internet for emerging markets

Innovators are now seriously courting ideas of having cryptocurrencies without the internet for emerging markets, due to slow connectivity rates.

Tech 2020: Hopes high Africa's first unicorn

Tech 2020: Hopes high Africa's first unicorn

Startups, incubation hubs, digital citizen registry and escalation of business intelligence will be tech factors that will dominate Africa's 2020.

Credit scoring: How the splinter is hurting Africa's financial system

Credit scoring: How the splinter is hurting Africa's financial system

With numerous mobile lenders flooding the market, lack of information sharing such as user credit score hurts more than helps the industry.

Regulating fintechs in Kenya

Regulating fintechs in Kenya

Fintechs are taking over the financial space, but without much legal oversight.

Why SMS hasn't died in the era of messaging apps

SMS is not dead yet even as the ubiquity of OTT services are cementing in Africa. Here's why.

How big data can fight disease in Africa

Diseases and epidemics are still rife in Africa. But can big data beat their patterns?

Blockchain could unlock Africa's undeveloped derivative market

Support for a decentralised derivative platform could open financial opportunities beyond stock exchanges

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