Managing Editor at Africa’s foremost resource for technology news, TechCabal | Koromone Koroye is AfriTech Verified
In this month’s episode, our host, Tosin Omowole spoke to Koromone Koroye, the Managing Editor at TechCabal, one of Africa’s most trusted sources for African tech news. Koromone describes herself as a multifaceted creative storyteller who is obsessed with coffee and exercise. She is also passionate about great leadership, particularly in the corporate world.
TechCabal is an African news platform that is passionate about telling stories of triumph, grit and innovation, from the African tech ecosystem. They showcase stories about companies, as well as the people building them. Since 2013, they have covered fundraises, exits, expansions, and even the not-so-great tales of internet shutdowns and regulatory pushback.
After graduating with a BA and MFA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Hofstra University, Koromone had a short stint in the editorial world with companies such as Ebony Magazine and Mashable. She then moved back to Lagos, Nigeria to be an English teacher. From teaching, she moved into the corporate world where she handled communications for tech companies such as Clane and Flutterwave, before joining Techcabal as Managing Editor.
During our chat, Koromone spoke about her career growth, changing industries and the growth of Africa’s technology ecosystem. She also spoke about how her previous roles geared her up for success at TechCabal.
Finally, she gave her thoughts on Africa’s next unicorns as well as the other countries besides Nigeria and Kenya, who are doing great things in Africa’s tech ecosystem.
Koromone is avid working to tell the human-focused angle of stories, highlighting the unseen back-office folk who are not often celebrated but are building great products and services in Africa, which she does through the column Centre Stage. She is also passionate about creating spaces for African women in tech.
Listen to the full episode here.
You can connect with Koromone Koroye via LinkedIn.