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The Absence Of VCs In Kenya Is Quite Conspicuous Yet Ignored

October 24, 2020

The “expat bias” that appears to pervade Kenya’s tech startup ecosystem is a touchy subject that is discussed intermittently, probably because it is found to exist but is often discredited as nationalistic sulking.

But in July 2020, the conversation was charged like never before by an article published on WeeTracker titled: “Exposing The Expat Bias & Local Founder Apathy Engulfing Kenya's Startup Scene.” This article sparked outrage and yielded informed perspectives in equal measure.

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