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Feature Friday is a weekly column highlighting people making a difference in different fields. This week we have Nick Kanali from TechTrendsKE
Spanish start-up Glovo has announced it is expanding its footprint in Kenya. People in Kitengela and Nakuru can now use the app to buy, collect, and send any product they want to. Founded in Barcelona in 2015, Glovo operates as on-demand courier service.
Google+, Facebook and Twitter. These are the best known and most commonly used social sites worldwide. One would be excused if they say it is impossible for a new site to come and take over the social media scene....
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This post originally appeared on OtienoDickson.com I am the guy on Twitter who was asking why there are no start-ups in Kisumu. I was almost ranting but thanks to @AmazingKisumu, whoever runs that account, I found a hub. Not a...
The investment from Naya Capital Management now brings the total investment amount that has been raised by Bolt to over KES. 35 Billion since inception.
With support from prominent African investment groups, XL Africa will help the 20 selected start-ups attract early stage capital between $250,000 and $1.5 million
African e-Logistics Startup Kobo360 Secures $30M Funding
Kobo360 has announced expansion to Kenya with plans to power Coast-to-Coast Pan-African Logistics. The e-Logistics Start-up has confirmed Kenya as its new Strategic Hub for African Operations.
Founded by "serial entrepreneur" and founder of Konga, Sim Shagaya, the company will use the funds to bring their 3,000 animated video modules, quizzes and tests to the West African market and develop content for East Africa.
The Germany Africa Business Forum e.V. (“GABF”), whose goal is to strengthen investment ties between Germany and Africa, announced it has, in collaboration with private partners from the energy industry, launched a multi-million Euro funding commitment...
Kenyan podcast start-up Portable voices signs a podcast distribution and production partnership with Afripods
Twiga Foods has raised $23.75 million in a Series B equity round led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from existing investors including the International Finance Corporation, TLcom Capital and Creadev.
One Acre Fund cut payment losses and collection costs by over 80 percent, boosting farmers’ satisfaction and economic opportunity