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Safaricom to Set up Subsidiaries to Invest in Kenyan Startups

Safaricom shareholders have approved two new subsidiaries dedicated to empowering and investing in Kenyan tech startups with one subsidiary dedicated to investing in seed-stage...

Tech Trends African Startups Could Embrace in 2023

Although trends really have nothing to do with the growth of industry, we think they are essential to cultivating knowledge of a particular set....

African Startups and VCs Need a More Sustainable Model Amongst Themselves

Throw me stones if you may, but the fintech narrative is the biggest gainer in Africa topping Nigeria and Kenya, yes, they are amazing solutions but it’s the easiest means to top the charts.

Kenya’s MyHealth Africa Raises KES 123M for Expansion in Asia, Middle East

 Kenya’s integrated healthcare platform, MyHealth Africa has revealed that it has closed a seed funding of USD 1 million. The investment will help the...

Five Kenya Female-led Startups Win KES 6M from Standard Chartered Bank Women in Tech Program

The Standard Chartered Bank Women in Tech program has awarded 5 participating businesses KES 1.2 million each in the culmination of the 5th cohort of...
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Second-hand Phone Commerce Startup, Badili Gets KES 230M in Preseed Funds

Second-hand phone commerce platform, Badili has raised Kshs. 230 million in preseed funding in a bid to increase its operations in Africa. The startup...

develoPPP Ventures Brings €100K Funding Grant for Startups in Kenya, Tanzania

develoPPP Ventures is offering an opportunity for startups in Kenya and Tanzania to get a chance to scale their companies and receive a grant...

MEST Africa Challenge Picks 7 Kenya Tech Startups for a Regional Battle

MEST Africa has announced a shortlist of 36 qualified technology startups from 5 African countries that will be going into the regional pitch competition...

Startups Have So Far Laid Off Nearly 77,000 Employees in 2022

Startups have been having a rough time in 2022, and according to reports, the current trends are not going away soon. It is also...

African Startups Have Received $1.7 Billion So Far in 2022

Every other day, a startup receives money from investors. Africa, for instance, is one of the hottest markets for such ventures, but how have...

Nigeria’s Digital Startups Receive $170 Million Investment from AfDB

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of $170 million to finance a digital and creative enterprises program...
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6 Kenyan Startups Chosen for Google’s Startups Accelerator Africa 2020

Google has announced the new class of startups that have been selected for this year's Startups Accelerator 2020, which was formerly known as Launchpad. This...
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Facebook’s London Accelerator Opens to African Startups For the First Time

Facebook has announced that they are inviting applications for their third edition of their London accelerator program. The company says that this is now...

Kenyan Start-ups Dominate Pangea Application List for Funding

Norwegian accelerator Pangea launched its services in Kenya in January and in that time, the firm has highlighted plans to link start-ups to investors. For last...
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Social Media Possesses Immense Opportunities for Kenyan Startup Funding

Social media has had an unparalleled impact on the world. While the jury is still out on whether the general impact has been positive...

7 Kenyan Startups Make the Cut for DEMO Africa Launch Pad Shortlist

DEMO Africa, a LIONS@FRICA initiative that seeks to create new opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa by providing a platform designed to inspire and challenge African...
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Ideal Business and Tech Landscape Leads to a Number of Startups Calling Dubai Home

Not only is Dubai the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, but it has also become one of the fastest growing economic centres...
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5 Important Lessons I’ve Learnt in the Apps Business

The past 11 months have been spent designing, developing and validating our financial application called Shika. Shika is a short term small credit android...

Daktari Popote, a Kenyan Healthcare Consultation App Launches

In 2012, Safaricom partnered with Call-A-Doc in launching a healthcare consultation app called Daktari 1525. The service initially gained traction but not much has...
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How Grant Brooke’s Startup Twiga Foods is Using Tech to Transform Food Retail

What exactly do Twiga Foods do and how are they trying to solve the complex food problem in Africa?

The Global FinTech Hackcelerator is Seeking Grand Solutions in Fintech

The inaugural Global FinTech Hackcelerator has been announced which is a platform for Fintech startups to showcase their solutions.  The hackcelerator, also a Metta opportunity...
Creative economy

Financing Kenya’s Creative Economy

A creative entrepreneur is unlikely to be able to secure a bank loan, interest rates, repayment requirements for high risk startups are a hurdle
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Sunday Sermon: A few Things for Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Founders

Sunday sermon for the 1% I randomly ask entrepreneurs I meet a bunch of questions just to dodge a rehearsed pitch. You know folks will...
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Making Sense of Uber vs. Regular Taxi Hullabaloo in Kenya

It has been all over the news over the last couple of weeks. Regular taxi operators are complaining that Uber cabs are ‘ruining’ their existing...
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Microsoft Launches Affordable Access Initiative to Fund Startups

In continuing with their new mission of "Empowering Everyone in the World to Achieve More", Microsoft today announced a new fund that will empower...

5 Metrics to Track When Starting Your Business

When starting your business, there are various metrics you need to consider in order to track and measure your progress. Here are the...

Dear Tech Companies, You Need Me More Than You Can Imagine!

So I got a very interesting email last Saturday morning that really got me thinking, which I have to admit is the last thing...

Flopping At An Apps Challenge Strengthened Resolve To Succeed – Henga Systems

  The Kenyan tech scene has been growing over the past few years, with more and more people developing software and mobile applications. This can...

University of Nairobi Launches Accelerator for Innovators

UoN Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi  yesterday launched the Africa Technology and Innovation Accelerator, AFTIA  at the Nairobi Innovation Week being held at University...
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Boresha Takes On The Challenge To Digitize Kenya Primary School Curriculum

The Innovation forum at the KICC presented an interesting forum for startups to showcase their products to the forum attendees. I met Manuel...
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Kenya Startup Ecosystem: What Is The Next Frontier?

The starting point of this article is June 2011 and over the months it is becoming extremely clear to me that this will be...
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m:lab East Africa Announces 25 Finalists For Pivot East 2014

The new finalists to compete at the 2014 Pivot East were announced today. These were picked from the 50 semifinalists picked some 3 weeks...

The Nailab in a Drive to Groom Women Leaders in ICT, Preps for Its Next Incubation Cycle

Ukall and Wezatele are 2 companies that have one thing in common, they are both start-ups that have been incubated at the Nailab and...

Incubator Nailab is the newest Microsoft BizSpark Plus Partner

The Nailab has become a Microsoft Bizspark Plus partner. This places them in a select group of incubators, angel investors and venture funds that...

ESBC bets on East Africa’s growing office-solutions market

The discovery of oil in both Tanzania and Uganda promises economic growth in the East African region. ESBC Limited has noticed the opportunity created...

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