Kenyan education-based trivia startup mSwali has raised a pre-seed funding round of an undisclosed amount, to enable it to expand its mSwali Quiz MVP from USSD app to a web app.
mSwali’s unique name is derived from two words, m for mobile and Swali which is Swahili for Question.
“mSwali is a platform that aims to promote the desire & curiosity to know more, within the African adult population, using mobile-based learning games that are fun, rewarding & easily accessible. We believe knowledge is power & it enhances people’s overall well-being,” says Patrick Mungai, co-founder & CEO of the Start-up.
Founded in July 2020, mSwali’s flagship product, mSwali Quiz, is a USSD based Quiz game whose topics focus on the localized African countries, the continent & the world as a whole. The pre-seed funding will enable mSwali Quiz to develop a web app as it expands to South Africa. Currently, mSwali Quiz is available in Kenya.
“There are very few mobile-based learning games focused on the African adult population & instead, we currently have a proliferation of hundreds of betting & gambling platforms across the continent. mSwali aims to counter this by attracting this population by adopting its learning games to the existing user behaviour.” says Patrick Mungai.
You can access mSwali Quiz in Kenya through the USSD code *397#