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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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tanda STARTUPS

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 STARTUPS

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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STARTUPS

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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BUSINESS

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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GLOBAL

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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KENYA

Why Kenya has to invest in building HPC Center and ecosystem

So the last two days I have been discussing the HPC on my Twitter Time line and some who have not been following keenly have asked me to explain further…

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STARTUPS

Facebook to sponsor competition for African startups to be held in Nairobi

TechCrunch an American news site in conjunction with Facebook, is set to host a competition for 15 African startups after a months-long search for the most promising startups on the continent….

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KENYA

MyDawa launches “uber” for medicine and medical products.

  MYDAWA, a revolutionary e-health solution has been officially launched into the Kenyan market. The technology based service makes it possible for consumers to purchase high-quality healthcare, fitness, and wellness products from…

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Wagon Shopping – Kenya’s first online supermarket?

How many of you would like to do their shopping online? Of course you can. Jumia has been here for three+ years and counting. We also have Kilimall, and a…

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BitPesa STARTUPS

Kenya’s startup BitPesa raises $2.5 million in funding

Kenyan digital currency payments startup BitPesa has raised $2.5 million in a new Series A funding round. The startup said the focus of this funding round is to enable further…

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Safaricom's BLAZE BYOB TV Show KENYA

Safaricom’s BLAZE BYOB TV Show, a youth entrepreneurship reality show, to air on KTN from 6th February, 2017

The contestants and judges of BLAZE BYOB TV show were unveiled yesterday at an event held at iHub, a startup incubation facility. For those in the dark, BLAZE BYOB TV…

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BUSINESS

Sendy closes its on-demand taxi and motorcycle service, Sendy Ride

Sendy joined the online taxi hailing space about two months ago. This was a move to diversify from its initial logistics business. Sendy Ride was meant to be an on-demand…

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cpi KENYA

Uber partners with mobile phone based lender Branch to help drivers start their own businesses

Towards the end of last week Uber entered into a partnership with mobile phone based lender Branch. The partnership is aimed at advancing loans to Uber drivers in Kenya. The…

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airbnb trips BUSINESS

Airbnb Trips – Airbnb launches a Travel company in 12 cities of which Nairobi is one

Airbnb was founded eight years ago. Its main focus or business model for that period was to stand out as the go to place for home and room renting services….

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STARTUPS

Guest Post – The differences between Pigiame paid ads and OLX paid ads

The article The differences between Pigiame paid ads and OLX paid ads – is a guest article by Njeri Karanja. —- If you have been looking to cut back your marketing budget and…

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How to get free Airtime using OCharge (Or Xtravalue even though Xtravalue is not actually free)

The average Kenyan spends Kshs 600 per month on Airtime. A busy (from the word business) Kenyan on the other hand spends an upward of Kshs 3000 per month on…

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AFRICA

TV White Spaces Brings New Cheaper Internet Acesss at 300 a Month

Remember TV White Spaces? The  Microsoft initiative to bring internet to the masses? Well, It’s on, ladies and gentlemen. Microsoft has been touting the beauty of this technology in ‘Empowering…

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STARTUPS

Fundis connects you to handyman in your neighbourhood

Sometimes your pipes burst, your bulbs have a weird flicker or you just need a good paint job and getting someone to give your walls that glossy finish becomes quite…

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AFRICA

Afrilabs tech meetup to be in Nairobi and other African cities

Afrilabs, a Pan-African technology hub network is organizing to hold a number of city meetups in Africa, among which is Nairobi. These meetups commence on 16th September (tomorrow) and go…

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