Tag: Africans in Technology

Aichatou Evans | Amazon pays Senegalese-Born CEO $3.4M cash bonus to remain at newly acquired Zoox

By Ebimo Amungo
 

Aichatou Sar Evans, the Senegalese-born CEO of Zoots has been given a $3.4 million bonus to remain in the firm as Jeff Bezo’s Amazon lunches a $100 M bid to retain talent at its new acquisition. Zoox is the the  autonomous self-driving technology startup that was recently acquired by Amazon $1.2 billion.

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Amazon Acquires Self-Driving Startup Zoox From Senegalese-Born CEO For Over $1.2bn

by  Avalon Pernell  | UrbanGeek

E-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly forked out more than $1.2 billion to buy the self-driving startup Zoox which is has by Senegalese-born Aichatou Sar Evans as its CEO

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Meet The Young Nigerian Robotics Entrepreneur Who Got A Dream Deal With Apple

Last September, news of a young Nigerian  robotics engineer, Silas Adekunle, who had just inked a deal with Apple hit the airwaves after he developed “MekaMon” the worlds first gaming robot. The deal reportedly made him one of the highest paid robotics engineers in the world. But even before he hit the limelight with that report, Forbes had noted his potential in the 30 under 30 list for European Technology. This report by Parmy Olson introduced the Nigerian prodigy to the world. Continue reading “Meet The Young Nigerian Robotics Entrepreneur Who Got A Dream Deal With Apple”

Nigerian School-Girls Win At App Pitching Summit in Silicon Valley

A team of Nigerian schoolgirls will take a  share of a $50,000 prize for their pitch after the final event of the week-long World Pitch Summit in Silicon Valley. The team presented a pitch about an app that would help detect fake drugs, a perenial problem in africa.  FD-Detector (Fake Drug Detector) helps identify fake pharmaceutical drugs in Nigeria. The app leverages a drug’s barcode to verify its authenticity and expiration date.

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