TechLoy is an online platform that provides its users with news and updates on technology and startup culture.
The platform provides its users with articles, updates, photos, and videos on technology, startups, apps, mobile, and entertainment.
Headquarters:Lagos State Nigeria.
Description:TechnLoy is a website that provides the latest on technology news and startup culture.
Employees:1 – 20
Categories:Digital Media, Social Media, Consulting, Mobile
Founder & Chief Editorial Officer
Loy is a Lagos-born, Lekki-based new media entrepreneur who founded Techloy in April 2008 (formerly StartupsNigeria), and now growing it to become a leading source of local technology and business information in Africa.
Prior to starting Techloy, he helped start-up CareersNigeria.com in 2007, one of the leading job portals in Nigeria and was hired as a Content Strategist in 2009 to help start-up an information search portal for Nigeria.
A Business Administration graduate, with a major in Marketing, Loy has consulted for several small and mid-size companies looking to increase their online brand awareness and has advised several start-ups on strategic implementation of ideas and revenue strategy.
In 2011, Loy had a brief stint in a newsroom while working at 234NEXT, where he was part of the news media company’s digital content team, responsible for keeping its website content fresh as well as managing its social media pages.
One of Loy’s biggest moments was when some of the world’s biggest blogs VentureBeat and GigaOM, tried to break his servers by linking to his personal blog after he broke the news about the Encipher INYE, Africa’s first tablet PC.
In the past, he wrote about emerging Internet companies for Memeburn and has contributed stories to the BBC, CNN, as well as other local and foreign media. He also provides commentary and analysis to international news sites such as CNN from time to time.
Loy is as busy as a beaver, so if you have an exclusive story you would like him to cover, kindly email: editor [at] techloy.com or reach him via Twitter @Loy_Z or Skype him with loy.okezie
Tip: I personally look out for the product, person and pitch for a possible coverage.
Product Design & Development Lead
Anibe brings over eight years of industry experience to Techloy. Since 2009, he’s taken care of product design and development, of our network of sites and continues to keep TechLoy‘s infrastructure as up-to-date as its content.
A PRINCE2 certified project manager, Anibe’s passions and experiences are diverse, ranging from co-founding Encipher to user interface design and development and blogging.
Anibe currently lives in London, UK and is a graduate of the University of East London, where he studied Technology Management and currently works as a full-time web developer for Asus. Previously, he was a full-time developer at Last.fm, and before that, he worked as a developer with the Telegraph Media Group.
He also doubles as TechLoy’s London-based correspondent and contributor.
You can follow him on Twitter @anibe
Advertising & Sales Lead
Rachel has over five years of administration, client/customer services management experience, having worked in the oil and gas, telecommunications and banking industries in Nigeria.
A graduate of Business Administration and a Human Resource professional, Rachel handle’s our advertising and sales operations while providing support for our human resource needs.
Rachel has a passion for food, fotography and fashion and runs Foodiciary, one of the blogs on the LOY MEDIA network.
She rarely uses Twitter.
Wale joined TechLoy back in September 2012 as an intern, but has since become one of our key staff writers.
A graduate of Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Wale loves anything tech and intends to venture into electronics in the future.
He covers relevant local and global technology stories for TechLoy and reports from tech events in Abuja from time to time.
You can follow him on Twitter @fab_dave
Kelven, a Computer Science graduate from the Lagos State Polytechnic, joined Techloy in July 2015 where he covers anything from technology news to app reviews.
He loves the technology industry and how it is shaping our world to be a better place and hopes to make his mark and add his voice to the trends and products shaping up the space.
You can send him stories via reachmeonhere [at] gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @KelvMakanjuOla
TechLoy.Com is Shutting Down
Loy Explain Why
Well, what can I say…OK, I’m not shutting TechLoy down :-p At least not yet, but I’m using this medium to announce that we’re moving the 9-year old technology blog to Medium — arguably the coolest publishing platform right now.
Why the move? Simple: We’re fed up with the issues around hosting, payments and security threats.We are bloggers and just want to focus on writing daily about the stories that matter and the startups that make things happen, rather than handle server and security issues on a daily basis.Of course, we understand the consequences of making this move from WordPress and are aware of the limitations of Medium at this time.
But the good news is that we would be saving server and security fees ($223/month, approx. N90,000/month) as well as avoid the associated payment hassles that come in between Nigerian banks and our foreign hosting and security partners.
Thanks to these savings, we could hire more writers and cover more and more stories and startups.And talking about coverage, we’re changing our style of telling technology stories, startups and apps that shape our digital lives. We’re also changing the way brands communicate with their audiences through content that incite deeper conversations around technology.
While this move might seem too early, it only underscores the fact that we’re early adopters of evolving technology and demonstrates our foward-thinking approach as an industry leading publication.I’m hoping that you’ll join us in this phase of our journey to become one of the leading tech pubs in Africa.