There has not been a clear definition of what a tech company should be.
There is no distinct differentiation as to whether tech companies are organizations that produce tech services or companies that depend wholly on technology to run their business.
Technology is slowly but steadily carving a strong niche in the Nigerian economy. As it’s the application in the traditional ways of solving issues, thereby making life better and easier.
Companies that offer technological services or use technology in their business still need people who are knowledgeable in tech to carry out these functions.
Tech companies often face difficulty in recruiting the best of young talents, however, tech hubs are remedying that as most hubs offer training services, equipping youths with these needed skill sets.
This move has greatly improved the human capital of tech in Nigeria.
Now, international tech companies have branches in Nigeria. They train and then recruit their trainees most times.
Nigerians who are knowledgeable in tech are also using the available resources and have built their equally thriving tech companies.
Top tech companies in Nigeria
In no particular order, the top ten tech companies in Nigeria include the following;
This is a technology company and hub, as it develops technology products as well as trains individuals in software development, computer science and programming.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting company that provides hardware, software, cognitive computing services. Uses science to solve problems. It has a branch in Lagos, Nigeria.
This is another international technology company in Nigeria, with its branch in Lagos. Microsoft produces software applications and hardware.
Google is an international technology company and has consistently been ranked amongst the top tech companies in Nigeria.
They provide workspace for developers as well as meditation areas and canteen. Working with Google Nigeria is the aspiration of many young developers in Nigeria.
This is a technology company that solves payment problems, simplifying the transaction process. This company accepts payments from both local and international payment channels.
Interswitch is Africa’s most accepted payment gateway with Nigeria, not an exception. It ranks amongst the top tech companies in Nigeria as it offers fintech solutions for payments. Majority of the banks in Nigeria partner with inter-switch for card issuance.
This is another payment solution, founded in 2016. Flutterwave provides a reliable payment gateway that uses an Application Programming Interface that enables them to process transactions from credit cards, mobile wallets and other alternatives.
A multinational technology company that provides software, database software, database management software and other integrated services. Its Nigeria office is located in Lagos.
This is an e-commerce store founded by Africa Internet Group (AIG) with over 10,000 active vendors. The store displays over 6 million products from over fifty thousand international and national brands.
Tek Experts Nigeria
An international technology company in Nigeria. This technology company provides technical support mainly such as software and software security solutions, customer care service and sales support.
These tech companies have helped the tremendous and almost exponential growth of the technology ecosystem in Nigeria, from the training programs they run to the work opportunities they offer.
About the author
Chibuzor Elizabeth Chijioke a graduate of Abia State University is a Nigerian-based entrepreneur and content writer. She trained as a digital marketer at Innovation Growth Hub. She is committed to teaching people how to apply technology to better their lives and businesses. She spends her leisure reading sci-fi and fantasy novels.
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