Kevin Gachiri

Kevin Gachiri

Ugandan Startup Swipe2pay Swipes Away USD 40K At BRIDGE East Africa Startup Pitch

Swipe2pay, a Ugandan startup was picked as the winner of BRIDGE East Africa Startup pitch and secured USD 40K at

How A Girls School In Rural Kenya Is Drawing Clean Water From Thin Air

Growing up in Nothern Kenya where it is mostly arid is such a hard life as people living in the rural

12 Kenyan Social Enterprises Receive USD 2 Mn in Grants From Google

Non-profit and social entrepreneurial opportunities in Africa have received a major boost as twelve Kenyan businesses have been selected to


Uber’s Interest In Kenya’s Minibus Public Transport – What You Should Know

Road transport is big business in Nairobi. According to the survey released by The Kenya National Bureau of statistics Economic

What You should know about the payment landscape in Kenya

With nearly 50% of Kenya’s GDP of  USD 75 Billion considered to be transacted over mobile phones in 2017, mobile

East Africa This Week: Startup Events Glimpses [October 29th – Nov 4th, 2018]

Over the past week, the East Africa region has continued to hold different events that give space and prominence to

East Africa This Week: Startup Events Glimpses [October 22nd – October 28, 2018]

Somalia this week was in the news when it plaid host to the first ever Tech Summit that ran over

Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Win USD 100 K Anzisha Prize Money

After a 10-day entrepreneurship boot-camp at the African Leadership Academy campus on the outskirts of Johannesburg, three young African entrepreneurs

PayPal Inks Deal With TALA – Its Second Partnership In Kenya This Year

Tala – a mobile banking app that disburses micro-loans ranging from USD 10 to USD 500 has caught the eye

African Development Bank Boosts Partech Africa Fund With USD 8 Mn Investment

African Development Bank‘s announcement of USD 8 million equity investment into Partech Africa Fund is a welcome boost to venture capital

Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics Wins USD 15 K In SUN- Pitch Nutrition Competition

Ope Olanrewaju of Kenni-O Cold Chain Logistics from Nigeria won the  USD 15 K grand prize of The SUN Business

Entrepreneurs Bag USD 20 K In Rwanda’s YouthConnekt Africa Innovation Awards 2018

The recently concluded YouthConnect Africa summit in Kigali featured a challenge for young people to give an investment pitch on

Google Announces USD 900 K Grant to train Kenyan Farmers

Over the next one year the digital skills of 100k Kenyan farmers is set to change following the announcement of

East Africa This Week: Startup Events Glimpses [October 8th – October 14th, 2018]

Skills-enrichment was a dominant theme in East Africa tech space this week. With the prediction of data science becoming a

This 25 yr Old Is Revving Up Twitter In Kampala

Known locally as Pirate Mulwana – Joshua Mulwana is a young Ugandan entrepreneur who at the age of 25 spends

Africa Focussed Solarworks Clinches USD 2.3 Million For Further Expansion

Solarworks has raised USD 2.3 Mn in funding led by EDP Renovaveis SA and supported by Persistent Energy Partners in order

East Africa This Week: Startup Events Glimpses [October 1st – October 7th, 2018]

iHub got the region started on a technical note on 4th and 5th October when they hosted DroidCon KE 2018. 

Rwanda’s BeneFactors Raises USD 150 K In Pre-seed Funding

Within one year of its launch, BeneFactors, winner of Rwanda’s Seedstars challenge last year has been able to break even catching

Lori To Expand To Uganda, Rwanda And South Sudan After Inking Deal With Kenya’s SGR

Lori has announced its partnership with Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway project which is the latest government passenger and cargo train

University Of Dar-es-Salaam And Digital Opportunity Trust Invests USD 6k In Young Digital Entrepreneurs

Suku Enterprise, Recyclers, and Lily Pads emerged top three contestants of the Digital Entrepreneurship Competition recently organised by the University

An-Nisa Ventures Into Women And Children Taxi Service In Nairobi

Mehnaz Sawar’s own investment of USD 10 K into a taxi app solution for women and children made news after

Nala Scoops USD 10k In Ecobank Fintech Challenge

Nala, a Tanzanian Payment App emerged winner of the recently concluded Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 in Togo’s capital Lome. The

Azuri Partners With Unilever To Bring Pay-As-You-Go To Millions Of Households In Kenya

Following Theresa May’s visit to Kenya last week, Azuri has signed a crucial distribution agreement with Unilever in order to

Logistics Marketplace Bwala Secures USD 235K In Debt Financing From CFC Stanbic Bank

Bwala Africa Group based in Nairobi has secured USD 235k debt financing from CFC Stanbic bank to help it meet

UK To Establish Cyber Security Investment In Kenya

Following Theresa May’s maiden visit to Nairobi yesterday after a 30-year hiatus by a sitting British Premier, investment in security

Kenya’s Boutique Data Collection Agency Bamba Acquired By UK’s Maximeye’s Group

Bamba Group, a Kenyan agency that uses modern methods to reach remote locations for data collection has been acquired by

Leapfrog Ventures Makes Its Second Investment Of USD 50K In Kenya’s Biashara Bot

Within two weeks of getting in touch with Leapfrog Ventures, the duo of Moses Korir and Felix Cheruiyot was able