Kenyan startup TopUp Mama, which simplifies restaurant procurement processes, has rebranded as Caantin, an all-inclusive solution that streamlines procurement, payment, and financing for restaurant inventory while also enabling suppliers to sell and receive payments quickly. The startup says its new brand identity and enhanced platform embodied its dedication to boosting the restaurant industry’s contribution to Africa’s GDP and providing better financing access for restaurants and suppliers.
TopUp Mama, now Caantin, is a one-stop-shop for restaurants in Kenya and Nigeria that provides them with all the necessary supplies, short-term credit, and tools to manage their businesses. According to the company, it has collaborated with over 4,300 restaurants, ranging from local family-owned establishments to well-known chains like Mr Biggs in Nigeria and Sheraton Hotel in Kenya since its launch in 2021.
The company’s co-founder Njavwa Mutambo said the rebranding to Caantin signified more than a name change. “It heralds an exciting new chapter as we continue to innovate and expand. We are committed to offering a powerful platform for African restaurants and suppliers, fostering a supportive ecosystem where businesses can thrive,” he said.