In a move tinted towards providing transparent and reliable data about Nigeria’s Tech sector and help reduce barriers faced by companies interested in doing business in Nigeria, the United Kingdom has decided to launch an Open-Source Business Intelligence Platform.
This was done through UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, which was funded by the UK Government’s Africa Technology and Innovation Partnership (ATIP) programme.
According to a statement, the Business Intelligence Platform aims at reducing the informational barriers to entry for companies, investors, and researchers interested in doing business in the country.
“The launch of this open-source Business Intelligence Platform will enhance access to valuable information and data necessary for fostering partnership across the UK and the Nigerian tech ecosystems. This is a testament to the role the UK Government can play in supporting the tech ecosystem in Nigeria,” said Ben Llewellyn-Jones, British Deputy High Commissioner.
He believes that access to this kind of information by all industry players will go a long way in addressing information gaps, identifying opportunities for collaboration and increased access to funding.
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 new Business Intelligence Platform draws directly on data from Briter Bridges and leverages the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub brand and network to maximise inclusion and access to information about the state of tech in the country.
The new Business Intelligence Platform which can be accessed here will allow users to have access to a comprehensive database of startups, tech hubs, and investors operating in Nigeria.
It will also give access to a live investment tracker showcasing all deals happening in the country; Crowdsource new entities/players in the Nigerian tech ecosystem; this will enable Admins (people with profiles on the platform) to update and edit their profiles as it pertains to their startups, companies, etc and gather digestible information on an interactive, real-time data visualisation dashboard.