Onyeka Akumah is co-founder and chief executive officer of Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first and leading digital agriculture platform that helps Nigerians, through crowd-funding and mentorship, to go into and also sponsor agriculture. Launched about a year ago, Farmcrowdy is the only African start-up from the 2017 class of Techstars Atlanta, a worldwide network dedicated to helping […]
In the past, being in the Agro-business involves you owning and cultivating your own farm with hoes and cutlass. This has discouraged many young Nigerians from venturing into farming. They prefer to chase the limited white-collar jobs. However, with advancement in technology, this is no longer the case as you can now confidently be in […]
Nigeria plans to adopt physical and digital technology with the aim of boosting the production capabilities of farmers. Onyeka Akumah, co-founder and CEO of Farmcrowdy joins CNBC Africa to shed some light on this.
In a chat with Daniel Anuoluwapelumi Moses of TechMoran, Onyeka shares how co-founded Farmcrowdy, his bootstrap journey, Farmcrowdy’s growth rate, business model and many more. D.A: Tell us about your startup. What was the propeller behind launchingFarmcrowdy.com In February 2016, I was excited about the Agriculture space and wanted to invest some money in it along with some friends. However, the […]
This was a beautiful experience speaking on live TV in Pidgin English. Enjoy my time talking with LOLO and Avbi on Guud Morning Naija Show.
At the 2017 Demo Day organized by Techstars Atlanta, Onyeka delivered one of the most passionate pitch for a start-up that night. This pitch has been used by several start-ups across Africa including Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda to show an example of how an African should deliver an impact driven pitch. See the video below
In May 2012, I met 3 Germans at the Four Points Hotel in Victoria Island around 6:00PM to discuss an email I sent the previous night. This was barely a week after I launched a fashion retail e-commerce website I called divasnblokes.com. At this time, I was working at the leading online travel agency in […]
The part to greatness is rarely having the best technology. It is far more often having the better relationship with the customer. It is a marketing game, not a technology game – Joseph Barisonzi The market does not care how long you worked on something or how well you did it. Effort is not rewarded. […]