In recent times there has been a steady increase in tech and software developers in Africa, working tirelessly on different tech innovations and software developments on the continent. Africa is predicted to become the next big market for software developers in the world.
According to GitHub’s annual State of the Octoverse report, African developers create about 40% more open source repositories on the software engineering marketplace, a percentage growth that is higher than any other continent in the world. As a result, foreign establishments are beginning to concentrate on Africa’s tech space. Microsoft has invested over $100 million to open its first tech hub development center on the continent, starting with 100 full-time African developers. A lot of African tech companies have been getting series A funding and other types of funding from local and international bodies.
Africa is currently witnessing a fast rise in the fintech industry with the birth of top notch tech and software companies like Andela, BudgIT and the likes. The African tech and software industry would continue to be on the rise provided more funding is made readily available to these African tech companies. Certainly, this would breed greater innovations on the continent and the world at large.