Founder and CEO of Techpoint.ng, Adewale Yusuf Tells about his Tech Innovation, Foreign Investors and how Infrastructure can boost Startups in Nigeria.
By Okechukwu Mathew
Truly, Africa has the best minds. Check out my dialogue with Adewale Yusuf, founder of Techpoint.ng, a blog that tells the story of African startups.
Matthew: Techpoint is one of the best platforms that tells the story of African startups. I will like you to tell me how Techpoint started.
Adewale: Techpoint started with a goal of telling African entrepreneurs stories from a relatable point. We created a platform where the world can read about Africa and how we are shaping our own world.
Matthew: Before now, have you worked on any media platform?
Adewale: Yes, I have worked with Otekbits.com a tech-focused blogging platform. I served there for more than a year before leaving.
Matthew: What major challenges did you experience when you started Techpoint?
Adewale: Funding and Talent.
Matthew: When you say talent, you mean finding the right people?
Adewale: Yes, people that are qualified.
Matthew: What do you think about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria?
Adewale: It’s still an infant stage. Together we can build something amazing.
Matthew: If the government were to support startups, what areas would you like them to focus?
Adewale: They should focus on infrastructure for startups and we need electricity.
Matthew: A lot of young people are going into startups. I will like to ask what advice would you give to early-stage startups?
Adewale: Solve a genuine problem. Be passionate about it, don’t just do it for the money.
Matthew: What role do you think foreign investors can play in the lives of startup founders?
Adewale: Funding and mentorship are the most important roles