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African tech blog, HumanIPO, calls it a day

After almost 4 years of publishing the tech blog that is HumanIPO, the Capetown based startup announced yesterday that they are shutting it down. The reason: no sufficient amount of traffic to make it an interesting business to continue. Essentially, they couldn’t monetize the blog adequately, or at least just couldn’t sell enough of their product. Product in […]


Google’s umbono and 88mph join forces

We recently received an email from Google’s Umbono program indicating that they have entered into a partnership with 88mph. Neither Umbono or 88mph have provided us with details as to the nature and structure of the partnership. But judging from our previous communication with 88mph, they planned adding Cape Town as a site for their […]


88mph to invest $200,000 in up to 15 tech startups

In an exciting development, seed investment fund 88mph seeks to invest US$200,000 in up to 15 tech startups. The seed investment fund, 88mph, is betting on the high growth mobile/web markets in Africa. Last year it invested $180.000 in 7 Kenyan startups. It will now run Africa’s first intense 3 month accelerator program – inspired […]