May 23, 2018 at 11:44 PM #8212
Nigerian-born Temitope Ogunsemo, 33, is the founder of Krystal Digital, a fast-growing educational technology company that specializes in the creation, development and deployment of customized and service-oriented software applications for educational institutions in Nigeria.
Founded in 2010 in Lagos, Krystal Digital’s flagship service, MySkool Portal, a web-based application for School Information Management System designed for proper storage and documentation of school data, has been adopted by more than 50 Government-owned High schools in Nigeria and has more than 65,000 active student users. Krystal Digital now has more than 150 employees and annual revenues of more than $3 million.
I recently caught up with him in Lagos where he recounted his early beginnings, mused on the journey so far, and talked about Krystal Digital’s plans for the future.
What’s your educational and professional background?
I am an alumnus of Kings College, Lagos. I attended the prestigious University of Ibadan and also went ahead to obtain a Master of Science degree in Information Management Systems from the University of Salford, UK. In 2010, I answered my lifelong call of entrepreneurship when I and a group of consultants founded Krystal Digital. Today, Krystal Digital is one of the leading IT Companies in Nigeria.
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What is Krystal Digital? What would be an elevator pitch for someone who does not know about your company and your services?
Krystal Digital is a fast growing ICT company which specializes in the development and deployment of customized and service-oriented software applications as well as IT training. The Company is focused on strengthening the application of ICT in the Education sector, especially the Basic and Secondary Education Sub-sector.