Top 20 African Tech Companies - 2020.

In the platform of technological race, Africa is soon catching up with its startup and innovation culture. The growth of tech hubs in Africa scaled up to nearly 50 percent, in just previous year. Africa further promises to be the fastest-growing continent for developers with the prospect of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, to initiate development centers worth $100 million by 2023. However, this growth took place with its challenges on its way, such as capital investment, government policies, hiring, changing consumer patterns, inefficient cybersecurity, connectivity, and so on.

The major trends that prove essential to the African tech include the following. Africa being too significant for its population to be ignored by business-minded global players is ready to receive and use the fastest network, 5G. The logistics practitioners in Africa providing an end-to-end multi-country supply chain service assert their position in logistics in the global market. The embedded SIM as a replacement to physical SIM affirms to be game-changers in the field of mobility. The banking industry, having challenged enough by fintech organizations in the previous year, boosts mobile platforms because of its extended reach.

Just as the culture of Africa, the tech landscape also is filled with great diversity. The range of scope it renders in varied fields, tend to lead enterprises into a maze of technological companies. To assist and provide a clear perspective, our distinguished panel, comprising key decision-makers and experts along with CIOReview, has shortlisted some of the most effective technology companies in Africa.

We present to you CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising African Tech Companies - 2020.

Top African Tech Companies

Top African Tech Companies

Addicnet helps African companies deploy their operations on the cloud with stability, scalability, security, and efficiency. At Addicnet, the team is dedicated to understanding the requirements of a client, following which they go on to advise the clients on the best possible methods to run business operations on the cloud successfully. This type of service delivery allows Addicnet to create a cloud infrastructure that is easily manageable by the Addicnet team and the clients. In addition, as data security plays a vital role in efficient information management, Addicnet also ensures clients of secure services that protect their servers from cyber fraudsters

Kenya-based Eclectics International offers a solution suite to assist financial institutions in digitalizing their banking services, including account opening, bill payment, fund deposits and withdrawals, and more, to every customer irrespective of their location and financial status. the same time, to drive financial inclusion and help farmers avail banking services, Eclectics has developed a database for farmers that aid banks in tracking their credit score and providing suitable bank service. In light of this development, the company is driving the introduction of ‘minimum KYC’—a concept that replaces the document-heavy KYC prerequisites with a simpler version where a consumer only needs to show their national ID data

Everlytic’s bulk digital communication and automation platform not only assists customers in creating attractive and relevant messages across email, SMS, automated voice, web, and app push notifications but also is soon to add instant messaging channels. Everlytic is deeply in tune with what their customers – passionate marketers and communicators – need to execute their strategies and is working on extremely exciting solutions in new and more useful contexts, with an innate focus on turning complexity into simplicity. Everlytic’s next-gen platform resonates with the idea of creating engagement between businesses and their customers with the subsequent mantra ‘Engaging innovation connects’

Face Technologies is an IT systems integrator specializing in smart-card technology and biometrics. Face technologies' Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) is a highly scalable identification and authentication platform that registers multiple biometrical information (fingerprints, facial, voice, iris) of individuals and ensures that each user is unique. The company provides paperless options for all government/personal documents to be scanned and viewed online at any time. Headquartered in Irene, South Africa, Face Technologies has established and proven its proficiency in 20 countries as a system integrator; the company recognizes innovative strides in each nation and finds a balance between technology and its solutions to meet each client's specific requirements

Tentpole Data Science is a fast growing data analytics startup headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tentpole helps companies make better decisions by providing best in class data solutions that give them access to the best information at the right time. Whether it’s helping organizations achieve results in Sales, Marketing or Relationship Management, each of Tentpole’s solutions are specifically crafted to help them grasp critical information in real time, reduce complexity and measurably improve performance. Today, Tentpole, provides robust solutions in four primary areas: Sales management and operations; Marketing management and attribution; Vendor and channel management; and Education management and operations

Aerobotics

Aerobotics

Uses drone imagery guided by Artificial Intelligence (AI) for early pests and disease detection.Identify areas needing attention from our historical satellite health data, and inspect these in the field using our mobile app, Aeroview InField.Make data driven decisions on your farm, using our AI-based analytics platform. Our reporting tool consolidates all your in-field findings and alerts you to areas where action is needed.

BCX

BCX

BCX offers a complete service in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). We take care of your technology so that your workforce is free to focus on your customers’ needs, build productivity, grow profits, and embark on the journey to Digital Transformation.Our track record of reliability, stability and consistency speaks for itself. Before Telkom’s acquisition of the company in 2015, Business Connexion had been running since 1996, when it was founded by 23-year-old twin brothers Benjamin and Isaac Mophatlane. The company was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 2004, after a merger with Comparex Africa

FinTrak Software

FinTrak Software

We are a global Financial Technology organization providing innovative technology and business solutions to financial institutions in the financial services sector and enterprises across continents.With business offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Gambia and an army of software engineers and professionals with competencies across banking, finance, audit, consulting and software development, FinTrak Software is on a mission to support organizations and states with technologies and intellectual strength required to enable them surpass their stakeholders’ expectations.

GoodX

GoodX

GoodX was founded in 1985 by Dr Dirkie Wolvaardt based on years of experience, continuous research and development. This has culminated in a product that is used and trusted by practitioners and medical administrators all over Southern Africa.The suite of GoodX medical administration and billing software was developed by a company filled with people who know and understand medical practice financial administration and management. GoodX has more than 80 employees and we take pride in having plenty of experience in the medical, financial and development fields. This combination allowed us to develop a product that is easy to use, secure, accurate and integrated

i1 Solutions

i1 Solutions

i1 Solutions is a Digital Technology Solutions Provider that works with South African and Global Companies to Innovate, Integrate and Automate their business processes. Our commitment to Value Creation and Accountability supported by our deep technical expertise and wealth of experience is at the core of our business model in delivering Architectural, Technical, Delivery and Operational Capabilities in meeting our client’s needs and helping them achieve their organisational goals

Integrated Solutions Angola

Integrated Solutions Angola

Integrated Solutions Angola, Lda (ISA) is an IT services provider of choice for leading enterprise customers in Angola. We are known by our customers, local and international partners for our professionalism; sound business principles and practices. Incorporated in 2006, ISA has an unsullied track record of project implementation, maintenance and support of complex technology systems.

Lytecone

Lytecone

Lytecone offers IT, Management Consulting, VAT and Tax services with the main focus on providing cloud-based ERP, CRM and HR solutions to our clients. We aim to improve clients’ overall business performance and increase their market share by transforming redundant and inefficient business processes into fast and efficient.

Mint Group

Mint Group

Mint Management Technologies is a global IT consultancy and development house recognised as a top 1% global CRM provider. As an Inner Circle Microsoft Gold Partner, Mint enables better business by digitally transforming its clients through Customer Centricity and Optimised Operations with Dynamics 365, Modern Minds with Office 365, Smarter Systems with Azure, and Intelligent Insights with Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Services in the digital space.

Naveo

Naveo

Naveo One is an all-in-one platform that encompasses a telematics solution, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform and a geographical information system (GIS). The solution will empower you to monitor all out-of-sight activities such as fleet tracking, movable or fixed machinery tracking, remote tank gauging or meter reading among others.At Naveo, our focus is to give you a true picture of how your assets are performing there out in the field. This is why our Naveo One platform focuses on one crucial factor – updated and actionable data when your business needs it most.

Northern Data

Northern Data

Northern Data is committed to being your partner in exploring the multifaceted cosmos that is known as data management. We’ll be there every step of the way, pioneering your data expedition.Data One allows for clear and concise reports through our provision of Business Intelligence and analytics. These new simplified reports will allow you to get easily accessible, real-time insights that enable you to achieve KPI’s successfully. Not only is it affordable and completely secure, but the interactive report is fully compliant with global industry standards.

Reflex Solutions

Reflex Solutions

Founded in South Africa in 2000, Reflex Solutions is an owner managed business that has vast in-house experience and skills in networking and IP telephony. We provide a full range of ICT solutions to our clients:Carrier Services,Cloud Services,Connectivity Solutions.Communications Services,End User Computing and Security Operations Centre.Our expertise spans the length and breadth of the ICT industry. Reflex Solutions takes full responsibility for all implemented technology and systems, from concept to installation.

Synthesis

Synthesis

Provides solutions that focus on customised strategic projects and software products.As Amazon Web Services first Advanced Consulting Partner in Africa, Synthesis is focused on building advanced cloud architecture for customers delivering cost-efficient, web scale and highly available services with global reach. We constantly engage with current technology trends, and formulate products based on common industry needs. We are able to address localised problems, such as reporting to SARS and SARB, and connecting to institutions such as Bankserv and the JSE.

Vaxowave

Vaxowave

A digital technology company specialising in multi-cloud solutions, technology transformations and consulting services.We have a combined 35 years corporate experience, of which 20 years has been at an executive level driving business strategy and technology transformations within the technology, logistics, investment and financial services industry.Considerations around data, cyber security, capacity on demand, risk management as well as what should be done in private cloud vs public cloud are all elements of our unique knowledge and remains our competitive edge. Understanding the balance of stability, cost, efficiency, future proofing and user experience are core to who we are.

Velvot

Velvot

VELVOT Nigeria Limited is a Modern Digital Transformation and Services firm that specializes in providing business-critical technology Solutions with expert advisory that ensure clients success in this digital era.We are at the forefront of digital transformation. In the future, everything will be digitally connected and people expect to have access to real-time information. The scope of organizations shifts to the core competencies and key focus areas.

Vneuron

Vneuron

We have developed our innovative approach, the SPARK THINKING based on active listening, expertise and mastery of new cutting-edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Vneuron develops and implements its appropriate technologies “SPARK SOLUTIONS”, to bring the perfect solutions for Banking, Finance, Insurance, Health, Large distribution, Industry and Governance.Vneuron is also a GREAT PLACE TO WORK, the company generates jobs and we take special care for the well-being of all our SPARKS!