Information Technology (IT) deals with everything data, such as data processing, data distribution, data storage, and even data retrieval including so much more while leveraging technology.
Startups built around IT provide services in varying facets of information technology. Some build systems to help organizations store their data, some help you relay information to your intended recipient at a higher level of efficiency than you would have made.
Whatever the startup provides as long as it aids communication through the use of technology, it is an information technology startup. Initially, IT functions only as a support for businesses but now it has evolved to also become the business itself.
In Africa, there are various information technology startups, some of them include;
This information technology startup was founded in Nairobi in the year 2014. Despite being founded in Africa, Gro Intelligence has a co-headquarter in New York City that however doesn’t undermine its activities in Africa.
Gro intelligence was founded to solve two challenges of mankind; Food security and climate change using artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The startup uses data obtained from its various data points to make forecasts of various kinds of agricultural products. The information they gather is very important to food companies.
This IT startup was founded in 2016 and is situated in Tunis, Tunisia. Datavora operates as an e-commerce data provider as it gathers and shares information on various products with its users.
Datavora information has over time maintained accuracy and efficiency and has helped its users have a competitive edge.
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This is another innovative information technology startup that provides efficient, effective, and immediate services.
Founded in 2013 in South Africa, RapidDeploy runs an upgraded and improved form of emergency response, ensuring that immediate help is given to those who need it.
RapidDeploy does this by running a Software as a Service cloud platform where they locate the nearest responder and transmit the information if where their help is needed.
This IT startup was founded in 2014 by Karim Beguir and Zohr Slim. InstaDeep is located in Tunisia, with another headquarters in London.
InstaDeep intends to propagate the use of Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, and the likes in Africa while also ensuring they give the best solutions and build top-notch products.
InstaDeep, therefore, uses these sophisticated information technology methods involving Artificial Intelligence (AI), pattern -recognition, and other applications to automatically generate insights and then offer the best solutions as required.
This is one of the information technology startups and it also doubles as an edTech startup, and it is situated in Algeria and has another branch in Tunisia.
This edTech startup not only uses information technology methods to develop its lessons but also teaches people how to use them.
The above information technology startups are startups who at the time of writing deliver top-notch information and use other technological applications to get results.
Information technology is fast becoming the engine of every other sector, and there’s enough of a market once the new product or solution is innovative and helps get needed results.
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