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  • What is top of mind for potential investors in technology companies across Africa. (Image source: docstockmedia/ Shutterstock.com)

    Consider this before investing in a start-up

    January 28, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Consider this before investing in a start-up

      Much has been written about the growth of Africa’s technology-focused startup business ecosystem. In strong emerging markets like Kenya, stakeholders – including venture capitalists, angel investors and multinationals, are continuing with...

  • Will.i.am, a founding member of the internationally acclaimed group The Black Eyed Peas (image: Charlie Fripp)

    IT News Africa exclusive: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am talks technology

    October 29, 2013 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa exclusive: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am talks technology

    He has won seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and three World Music Awards. He is Will.i.am, frontman and founder of  the internationally acclaimed group The Black Eyed Peas. One thing that fans might not know is...

  • Intel's Perceptual Computing Managing Director Mark Yahiro (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Perceptual computing: Is it the future?

    October 28, 2013 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Perceptual computing: Is it the future?

    Perceptual computing or the ability to interact with technology through the means of motion-based gestures, voice recognition or facial tracking, has found its way into a multitude of devices over the last few years. Samsung’s Galaxy series of smartphones...

  • There are reasons why a technology startup could be viewed as being a 'non-starter'. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    10 reasons your tech startup is a non-starter

    October 24, 2013 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 reasons your tech startup is a non-starter

    Entrepreneurs behind technology startups may be champing at the bit to get going, but before they bolt into Africa’s wide open technology market, they ought to consider whether they have what it takes to even compete. At Intel Capital’s annual CEO Summit,...

  • Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Internet of Things not the last step – Intel

    October 24, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet of Things not the last step – Intel

    The Internet of Things, the concept that all electronic devices will one day be connected to each other to communicate, will not be the last step to connecting people. This is according to Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, who expressed his view during the...

  • WiTricity CEO Eric Giler was joined in the panel discussion by the other funded companies (image: Charlie Fripp)

    The future: Wireless charging with a difference

    October 23, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on The future: Wireless charging with a difference

    US-based company WiTricity is aiming to mass produce its technology and successful rollout would mean users can charge any mobile device by simply walking into a room. WiTricity was announced as one of the newly-funded companies by Intel at the annual...

  • Serial entrepreneur and founder of the Mara Group Ashish Thakkar (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Changing Africa – one conglomerate at a time

    October 23, 2013 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Changing Africa – one conglomerate at a time

    At the tender age of 15, he started his first company. Fast-forward 16 years and self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar has secured a position at the top of the pan-African multi-sector business conglomerate Mara Group. He considers himself a...

  • Intel Capital's President Arvind Sodhani (image: Charlie Fripp)

    How to get your start-up funded with Intel

    October 23, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on How to get your start-up funded with Intel

    At Intel Capital’s annual CEO Summit in San Diego, California, President Arvind Sodhani detailed how innovators can get their products and services funded – by simply partnering with Intel and the Capital investment arm. However, there are a set of...

  • Ramamurthy Sivakumar, Intel Capital’s Managing Director of Ultrabook and Perceptual Computing sector (image: Charlie Fripp)

    “Emerging markets are the ones to crack the big problems” – Intel

    October 22, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on “Emerging markets are the ones to crack the big problems” – Intel

    In one of the panel discussions at Intel Capital’s annual CEO Summit, currently underway in San Diego, California, it was agreed that emerging markets like Africa has the ability to solve major problems  – and, in so doing, help the globe in the...

  • President of Intel Capital, Arvind Sodhani (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Intel- Pressing ahead with major investment in Africa

    October 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Intel- Pressing ahead with major investment in Africa

    Selecting what companies and entities invest in is always risky, but there are definitely trends that influence such decisions. President of Intel Capital, Arvind Sodhani, told ITNewsAfrica that data analytics and mobile are two key focal points for the...

  • Marcin Hejka, Intel’s EMEA Managing Director (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Intel: “Africa will produce billion-dollar companies”

    October 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Intel: “Africa will produce billion-dollar companies”

    Intel Capital’s annual CEO and investment Summit has begun and apart from being a platform that brings together some of the top CEOs from leading companies around the world, the event is also the perfect opportunity for start-ups and angel investors...

  • Intel is once again hosting their Intel Capital CEO Summit (image: file)

    Venture capital, technology taking centre stage with Intel

    October 21, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Venture capital, technology taking centre stage with Intel

    The annual Intel Capital Global CEO Summit, which aims to bring together business leaders, investors, analysts and innovators to discuss the ways in which the world can further technology, is underway in San Diego, California, and will run until 23...

  • Intel Capital's new Investment Director, Tobi Oke. (Image source: Intel Capital)

    Intel Capital boosts team with new director

    April 30, 2013 • PeopleComments Off on Intel Capital boosts team with new director

    Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment and M&A organisation, has boosted its investment team with the appointment of a new Investment Director, Tobi Oke, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Tobi will focus on investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. “We are pleased...

  • Top 5 venture capital firms targeting Africa

    October 18, 2012 • ListsComments (5)

    Start-ups continue to mushroom across Africa’s fertile business and ICT landscape. Few of these would be in a position to move past the initial startup phase were it not for the involvement of venture capitalists. But, this is very much a...

  • Intel Capital eyes African tech market

    July 4, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Intel Capital eyes African tech market

    African innovation is at the heart of Intel’s interest in the African technology market. Intel Capital is Intel’s investment division that makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and established companies. Currently Intel Capital is...