So HumanIPO site is shutting down on 15th of January 2015. It is a little sad that the site which has been great source of tech news in the past few years is going down just like that. Below is statement posted on the site announcing the end
Africa’s tech news site will be publishing its last story on Thursday, January 15th.
We want to thank the thousands of readers that use the site weekly for their support.
Unfortunately we haven’t been able to build sufficient amount of traffic to make it an interesting business to continue.
If there are investors or entrepreneurs that are interested in taking over the platform then please contact us on [email protected]
The question in my mind at the moment is why a site ranked 108564 in the world according to alexa and has huge following in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa India and United States not able to make a business case to continue. HumanIPO site is a classic demonstration of the blunders and total fail by 88mph in Kenya , among many others. When I hear them talk of Kenya not having great start-ups and full of fluff, I shake my head and wish they could just shut up. But that is a story for another day, a story which I am still working on and will be up in the next few days.