Kenyan tech startup, Mpost, is relocating to Rwanda in its expansion efforts while seeking a favorable business environment. In a statement shared on Monday, the startup reveals a significant shift in its operational landscape. This will see Mpost move its headquarters from Nairobi, Kenya to Kigali, Rwanda, effective 2023.
Mpost, founded in 2016 by Twahir Mohammed, converts mobile numbers into verifiable virtual addresses that can be used for eCommerce and logistics operations. This helps further streamline postal services.
It currently has operations in Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi. In Kenya, the startup has collaborated with the Postal Corporation of Kenya (Posta) alongside mobile carrier Safaricom to offer a digitized postal office box.
MPost’s decision to relocate has been influenced by Rwanda’s conducive environment for tech entrepreneurs. The company further explains, “With its tech ecosystem marked with a vibrant startup community, Rwanda emerges as an ideal landscape for MPost to expand its operations.” The company will be hosted at Norrsken, a Swedish co-working space that opened its hub in Rwanda in 2019.
“We are excited about the opportunities that this strategic move brings, and we are honored to be hosted at Norrsken,” Twahir Mohamed, Founder of MPost commented, “This decision serves as our launchpad into Africa, and we look forward to contributing to Kigali’s thriving business community while leveraging the support and resources available at Norrsken to propel MPost to new heights.”