UK’s Deputy High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones disclosed this in a statement in Lagos, saying the platform will provide transparent and reliable data about Nigeria’s technology sector and reduce barriers faced by companies interested in doing business in Nigeria.
According to him, the platform was funded by the UK Government’s Africa Technology and Innovation Partnership programme, which aimed at reducing the informational barriers for entry for companies interested in doing business in the country.
He said: “Nigeria remains a leader across Sub Saharan Africa for vibrancy and volumes, when it comes to the tech landscape, and there is an increasing need to provide reliable and legible points of reference.
“The launch of this open-source business intelligence platform will enhance access to valuable information and data necessary for fostering partnerships across the UK and the Nigerian tech ecosystem.”
Llewellyn-Jones also said the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Briter Bridge would be partnering to bring the ecosystem together through initiatives, research content, and unlocking future funding opportunities.
In the same vein, the Interim Country Director of UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, Lamide Johnson expressed excitement on the partnership with the Briter Bridge to co-develop and launch the open source business intelligence platform as it aimed at providing tech stakeholders, across the board. said the platform would help to increase trade in the country.
He noted that the business intelligence platform would allow users to have access to a comprehensive database of startups, tech hubs, and investors operating in Nigeria.
Johnson added that users would also have access to a live investment tracker, crowdsourcing new entities, among others.
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