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TechPreneur: Get To Know Ire Aderinokun Of Helicarrier

Meet Ire Aderinokun, The Co-Founder, COO, and Vice President Of Engineering At Helicarrier. Founded in 2017 by Timi Ajiboye, Tomiwa Lasebikan and Ire Aderinokun, Helicarrier was originally Bitkoin Africa, a website for peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin trading. Upon getting into Y Combinator in 2018, Bitkoin Africa morphed into BuyCoins with a number of product offerings including crypto trading. Last…
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TechPreneur: Get To Know Odunayo Eweniyi Of PiggyVest

Odunayo is the Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer of PiggyVest, the largest digital savings and investment platform in Nigeria. She previously co-founded, one of the largest job sites in Africa with the largest database of pre-screened candidates. She has…
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TechPreneur: Get To Know Damilola Olokesusi Of Shuttlers

Damilola Olokesusi is the co-founder and CEO of Nigeria’s leading transport-driven transportation startup, Shuttlers. The company is revolutionising how professionals and organisations commute in the ever-busy Lagos and Abuja metropolis. The Shuttlers platform enables professionals and organisations to share rides in decent buses to and from work. With Shuttlers, users book trips along fixed…
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TechPreneur: Get To Know Damilola Odufuwa Of Binance

Damilola Odufuwa is a tech executive and women’s rights advocate whose work intersects cryptocurrency, communications, and women’s rights. She currently leads Public Relations and Communications for Africa at Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. Odufuwa is the co-founder and CEO of Backdrop, an app and social network that lets people find and share beautiful spaces…
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2023 Toyota Sienna gets a 25th Anniversary Edition

The 2023 Toyota Sienna will be celebrate its nameplate’s 25th anniversary. The original model, designed as a U.S.-specific replacement to the (always fascinating) Toyota Previa, went on sale in 1997 as a 1998 model. And naturally, Toyota has a 25th Anniversary Edition…

Airtel commences Financial operations in Nigeria

Airtel Africa Plc has announced that its payment service bank subsidiary, SmartCash, has commenced operations in Nigeria. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the company’s secretary, Simon O’Hara and filed with the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX). The statement…

Netflix sacks 150 employees amidst slowing revenue

Video streaming company, Netflix has laid off 150 of its employees as its subscriber base and revenue slows down. This is coming less than a month after it disengaged at least 10 full-time staff and contractors in its editorial and marketing divisions. The sacked workers represent two percent of its workforce, largely in the U.S. The company is also eliminating 70 roles from its animation unit, as…
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