Kwara and Workpay STARTUPS

Kwara partners with Workpay to offer streamlined HR & Payroll services to SACCOs in Kenya

Digital banking fintech startup Kwara has partnered with Workpay to offer Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies (SACCOs) in Kenya with human resource management and payroll processing solutions. The partnership will enable SACCOs to automate…

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Asilimia Portrait Shots STARTUPS

Asilimia secures $2 million to build the financial infrastructure of Africa’s informal economy

Asilimia, a startup that is building the digital infrastructure to connect African MSMEs to the formal financial economy, has raised $2 million to grow its team, deliver new services and…

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32 Year Old Lady Moving And Shaking The Steel Manufacturing Industry In Kenya

She is an engineer by passion, not by training. Wangechi Kamau, CEO Classic Steel Engineering is not your typical company founder and owner… She is Layed back and at the…

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Cellulant to power payments infrastructure for ImaliPay

ImaliPay, the Nigerian startup which leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to offer tailored financial products, has partnered with pan-African payments company Cellulant for its payments infrastructure and solutions…

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Opibus Secures Sub-Saharan Africa’s Largest Ever Fund Raise In Electric Mobility (7.5 Million USD)

Opibus, Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, announced today that it has raised $7.5 mil in funding led by Silicon Valley fund At One Ventures, further supported by Factor[e] Ventures…

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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…

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autochek STARTUPS

Autochek Secures $13.1mn Seed Funding to Scale its Technology and Accelerate Expansion

Autochek, the automotive technology company facilitating auto financing across Africa, has today secured $13.1mn in seed funding. Co-led by follow-on investors, TLcom Capital and 4DX Ventures, the round also included…

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mazao talks STARTUPS

MARK-UP KENYA and SEMABOX partner to launch Agri-business podcast series Mazao Talks

With support from the EU, MARKUP Kenya is excited to announce a partnership with podcast producing company SemaBOX to create and produce a podcast series called Mazao Talks.  The first season…

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Eden Life App 1 STARTUPS

Eden Life Closes $1.4m Seed Round For Africa’s First Home Services App

Eden Life, Africa’s first home services app for scheduling food, laundry and cleaning services, has completed a $1.4m Seed round, led by UK-based LocalGlobe, along with participation from Samurai Incubate,…

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Mission for the future STARTUPS

Stand a chance to win part of the LG’s Ksh 2 billion Mission for the future innovation contest

LG Electronics (LG) recently launched Mission for the Future, a global competition for startups to unlock innovative technologies and business ideas into the future. This inaugural competition is hosted by the company’s…

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Bolt Food Scales up its service offering to more areas in Nairobi

Bolt Food has expanded its operations into new areas within Nairobi to bring quality and reliable food delivery services closer to customers. Bolt Food will now be available in Windsor,…

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pawaPay Closes on Seed Funding of $9M

African payments company pawaPay, has secured a $9m Seed raise. The round was led by UK-based investment fund 88mph, with participation from Vunani Capital,  Kepple Ventures, MSA and Zagadat Capital….

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Sendy ltd STARTUPS

Sendy ltd unveils vans campaign for faster-digitized goods delivery service

Sendy Ltd, an on-demand delivery company, has initiated a plan to provide small businesses and individual consumers with low-cost logistical solutions. Small companies and individuals who place their first order…

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Sendy Ltd debuts electric vehicle fleet for its last-mile delivery service

Sendy Ltd is piloting its first electric vehicle fleets to help address clean transportation in Nairobi.The Kenyan company has partnered with electric vehicle provider ARC Ride to deploy 3-wheeler (3W)…

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akzo nobel STARTUPS

AKZO NOBEL is stirring things up again with second global startup challenge

Startups are about to explore a world of possibilities in the paints and coatings industry – Paint the Future’s second global startup challenge launched May 18. Led by AkzoNobel (AKZA;…

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Tanda leveraging Ukheshe Technologies’ Eclipse API to revolutionize price-sensitive East African payments market

With digital banking providing consumers with more efficient ways to access banking records and complete financial transactions outside of local branches, Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda is also working hard…

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Kenya banking startup Tanda is now expanding regionally after it secured funding last month

Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda is expanding its operations regionally after closing a funding round in February 2021. This expansion drive comes after Tanda secured backing in February 2021 from…

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e-commerce booster programme STARTUPS

2000 MSME’s to benefit from new E-Commerce Booster Programme by TMEA, FCDO and EU

With funding from the European Union and UK’s ForeignCommonwealth Development Office, the Kenya Private Sector (KEPSA) today launched an Ecommerce Booster Program targeting at least 2000 Micro, Small and Medium…

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Bolt Raises shs 19.8 billion to bolster the Quality and Safety of its services

Bolt, the leading on-demand mobility platform in Africa, has raised Ksh. 19.8 billion funding from D1 Capital Partners meant to bolster safety and security measures on its platform. The funds will…

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African Tech Startups STARTUPS

African tech startup funding passes $700m in record-breaking 2020

2020 was a record year for investment into the African tech startup ecosystem, with more startups raising more money, from more investors, than ever before. This is according to the…

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Coca Cola Africa seeks a tech-based solution to measure in-market performance

Coca-Cola Africa has always been lauded for its excellent distribution strategy, somewhere in a rural village where even a government road infrastructure has not penetrated, you will see Soda Baridi…

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Lori Startup STARTUPS

Kenya’s Lori Startup Expands to Nigeria

Recently someone wondered why Kenyans prefer foreign to local solutions. He mentioned that boda boda delivery service provider, Glovo, that has been doing so well in Nairobi as example. Probably…

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Payroll mistakes STARTUPS

Payroll mistakes every SME must avoid

Payroll Mistakes every SMe must avoid, Written by Gerhard Hartman, Regional Sales Director Mid-Market: Africa and Middle East at Sage Payroll management sounds simple, but it is surprisingly easy for…

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Deep Tech Startups In Kenya To Be Funded By UK’s PlayFair

Kenya’s Mobius Motors investor Playfair Capital, a UK venture capital firm is looking for startups that use deep tech and data to create a defensible proposition that has longevity in…

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uber self-driving STARTUPS

Uber’s Self-driving taxis are back

Uber Technologies Group has officially resumed on-road testing of its self-driving vehicles, nine months after the company halted its entire autonomous vehicle operation after one of its vehicles struck and…

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Bwala Africa STARTUPS

A January 2018 Nairobi Startup, Bwala Africa, gets a Kshs 24 million financing

Bwala Africa Group, a last mile logistics marketplace launched early this year to solve challenges facing fleet owners on a daily basis has recorded over 6000 + deliveries in Nairobi…

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SpaceX sets sight on Ambitious fast internet global service

A pair of small satellites named for a Belgian cartoon character could serve as proof of concept for an ambitious global broadband service envisioned by SpaceX founder Elon Musk. After…

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Why it is important to support home grown businesses and start-ups

Over the years I have argued that as a country we have to prioritize our local companies and especially start-ups. And there are a number of reports out there that…

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SpaceX test-fires the most powerful rocket

Yesterday, SpaceX simultaneously fired up all 27 engines on its new massive Falcon Heavy rocket. This is a crucial final test for the vehicle before its first flight in the…

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“Nobel Prize for students” foundation gives local university students chance in pitch sessions

If a $1Million (Ksh103 Million) cheque fell on your lap, what would you innovate to change the world? Well, a Bill-Clinton backed fund is challenging innovators from local universities on…

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