• UberBODA launches in Nairobi to provide convenient and affordable options.

    Uber has launched UberBODA in Nairobi Kenya, over seven months after it began operations in Kampala to provide convenient and affordable options for commuters. Uber has launched UberBODA in Nairobi Kenya, over seven months after it began operations in Kampala, Uganda in a move expected to provide residents of...
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    Kenyan Startup Twiga Foods has secured $10 million from IFC and TLcom

    Kenyan start-up Twiga Foods has secured $10 million investment from World Bank’s investment arm, the International Finance Corporation and TLcom Capital. Twiga Foods connects smallholder farmers in rural areas to informal retail vendors in cities. The startup uses a mobile platform to match supply and demand, aggregating market participants...
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    Boomplay and Universal Music Group Strike Distribution Partnership in Africa

    Boomplay strikes partnership with Universal Music Group to distribute music from UMG’s world-renowned labels to users in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia Boomplay, Africa’s leading music streaming and download service, has struck a licensing agreement with Universal Music Group covering multiple markets within Africa. The company,...
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    MEST Africa Opens East African Incubator in Nairobi, Kenya.

    MEST Africa officially launched its flagship East African space in Nairobi, Kenya after the launch of MEST Lagos and MEST Cape Town Incubators. A shared space with the Meltwater Nairobi Office in Nairobi Garage, the MEST Incubator Nairobi is home to Portfolio Companies Sharehouse and Nestmetric. The new Nairobi Incubator will...
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    99% of Fintech funding in East Africa goes to Kenyan apps – Report

    A recent report by Financial Sector Deepening Uganda, UKAid and East Africa Venture Capital Association show, 99% of Fintech funding in East Africa goes to Kenyan Apps. Kenyan finance and technology (Fintech) start-ups take a lion’s share of 99 percent of all funding in the region – leaving Uganda, Rwanda...
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    Mondo Ride Raises $5 Million, Plans Expansion into 6 African Cities

    Kenyan ride-sharing app, Mondo Ride raises $5 Million and plans expansion into six African cities. Kenya is fortunate to have several ride-sharing platforms, and one of them is Mondo Ride. Today, they have announced that they have closed a second financing round of $2 million (KES 204 million) for...
  • Open Innovation Africa Summit 2012 – Nairobi, Kenya

    The Open Innovation Africa Summit 2012 will convene regional innovators, policymakers, and other stakeholders to share their knowledge, network, and coordinate on initiatives to deploy information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development in Nairobi, Kenya from May 28-30, 2012. Among the speakers are Ghana’s Dr. Patrick Awuah – Founder...