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Mdundo allows users to download african music to their phones. The music can be downloaded to any internet enable phone (local reach), The music can be paid for with local mobile money payment methods (local payment). Local artists can sign up and upload their music to the platform (local music). East Africa’s first free legal music download platform. With more than 5000 Kenyan songs from Kenya’s top artists. A big catalogue of Free Kenyan music with a share of Premium music - which requires a monthly subscription fee. Fighting piracy and paying content creators fair and transparent royalties. Read more
MYDAWA mission is to deliver quality, affordable, products and experiences that enable our customers live positive, healthy, lifestyles. Read more
Africa's Talking, a mobile solutions firm integrating reliable two-way SMS, voice, and USSD functionality across mobile providers in Africa. Read more
Pesapal is an app to make easy accept of payments. Read more
Cytonn Investments is an investment and real estate company. Read more
BuuPass is Kenya's market leader for online bus booking. Read more
EatOut is an food tech and media business primarily based in Kenya and East Africa. Read more
is a start-up company that is designed to offer online gifting solutions to not only the Kenyan populace but also to East Africa as a whole. Purpink Gifts allows customers to shop for bespoke gifts they need for a given occasion under one roof, with the convenience of wrapping and delivery at their offices or homes. Purpink Gifts allows individuals to keep in touch with their loved ones and get them gifts even when working and living in different locations.It seeks to replace the conventional gift shopping where one hops from one shop to the next without finding that perfect gift. With Purpink Gifts, one does not have to leave their office at all in order to get themselves or their loved ones a gift, but allows them to have 24-hour shopping experience. Purpink Gifts relies on the use of social sites such as Facebook and twitter to reach its clients. The company already has the first ever fully functional Facebook shop in East Africa.  Read more
SOKO is a social enterprise which connects micro-manufacturers and entrepreneurs to access global markets through our proprietary mobile technology. The technology allows vendors to sell their goods directly to global consumers through their personal mobile phones, despite access to a computer, the internet, & a bank account. Our proprietary technology leverages existing telecommunications technology and infrastructure to pioneer a completely new marketplace. This new marketplace revolutionizes the way money and goods are exchanged during international trade into a peer-to-peer exchange, creating economic opportunity and increased profits for vendors and savings for consumers. Read more
Yum.co.ke is Nairobi's premier online food ordering service. We enable customers to browse through the menus of a wide range of Nairobi restaurants, place an order and pay - directly online. For restaurants that don't do their own delivery, our dedicated Yum delivery team ensures that the food is delivered to our customers promptly. Read more
Selina Wamucii is a platform that enables businesses to import food and agricultural produce from Africa by easing sourcing and logistics. Read more
WorkPay is a payroll processing company for small and medium sized businesses in Africa. Read more
Kopo Kopo offers a software-as-a-service that enables the 30 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets to accept, process, and manage mobile money payments (e.g. Safaricom M-Pesa, Airtel Money). Kopo Kopo is the first company to offer this service on a subscription basis and is positioning itself to be a leader in providing merchant services in emerging markets. Read more
M-Changa is the world’s first SMS-based crowdfunding app. Users solicit support for a cause, track contributions, and withdraw funds all from their mobile phones. Fundraisers are launched in under 2 minutes, can support any cause, and cost nothing to initiate. M-Changa puts fundraising power in the hands of those without access to internet, banking services, or in-person gatherings. We’ve already helped thousands of East Africans raise money for school fees, weddings, funerals, medicine, community rehabilitation, and small business costs and more. Read more
Ilara Health makes common diagnostics accessible and affordable to the 500 million people in Africa who today struggle to access even basic blood tests. Read more
Kopo Kopo is a US-based company that offers solutions to help businesses grow and prosper through payments. Read more
Workpay is a Payroll, Benefits, Compliance & embed finance for local and remote teams in Africa. Read more
Sendy Transport takes away the uncertainty of conventional delivery methods and makes the process simple, transparent and secure. Read more
The iHub is an open space for technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in Nairobi. Our vision and mission and values from the strategy meeting: We catalyze the Kenyan tech community’s growth by: ** Connecting people ** Supporting Start-ups ** Surfacing information The iHub’s mission is to catalyze and grow the Kenyan tech community. We do this by connecting people, supporting startups and surfacing valuable information to the community, whether they’re engineers, web designers, investors, government or academia. The iHub was born of an idea by the community, and it should be no surprise that it grows due to that same community’s drive and ambition. iHub Resources: ** iHub Research ** m:lab (incubator) ** UX Lab ** Supercomputer cluster ** Gearbox (makerspace)  Read more
LipaLater is a lending marketplace that provides postpaid payments at e-commerce stores. Read more
Bridge International Academies is an operator of scholastic academy services used to provide education to underprivileged children. Read more
Sendyit is an e-logistics delivery platform that connects businesses and drivers of all vehicle types for deliveries. Read more
Ajira Digital introduces young people to online work and provides the tools. Read more
M-kopa is a clean-energy startup that provides low-income homes with affordable asset financing for connected solar technology and other life-changing products and services. Read more
GoBEBA is an on-demand e-commerce logistics platform operating in emerging Africa markets. Read more
Zeraki is to use technology to address some of the obstacles learners encounter in accessing quality education. Read more
Bunifu provides software productivity tools for .NET software coders. Read more
MarketForce360 is an end-to-end solution to manage your field sales activities and grow your distribution channels. Read more
Apollo Agriculture's mission is to deliver modern farming everywhere Read more
Twiga Foods is a business-to-business marketplace platform that sources produce directly from farmers and delivers it to urban retailers. Read more
Cellulant is a leading multinational payments company in Africa on a mission to digitize payments for Africa's largest economies. Read more
Pesabazaar is Kenya’s prominent online general insurance aggregator. Read more
E-mobility development and manufacturing - Electric Vehicles, Electric Motorcycles and Charing infrastructure Read more
Flexpay offers an automated platform to enable merchants and their customers manage flexible payments. Read more
Wowzi platform is designed to help brands automate influencer marketing workflows and programs. Read more
Sky.Garden is SaaS ecommerce platform that helps retail stores digitize offline and online sales. Read more
The Baobab Network is a tech accelerator that backs early stage ventures in Africa. Read more
Big Square is a Kenyan fast food chain company. Read more
Kotani Pay is a technology stack that enables blockchain protocols, dApps, and blockchain FinTech companies. Read more
Sokowatch revolutionizes access to essential goods and services by connecting small shops to the digital economy. Read more
TechNews Report is a blog that covers business and technology news for small and medium enterprises. Read more
Lori is a venture-backed start-up building the cutting-edge logistics infrastructure for trucking. Read more
Sistema.bio is a hybrid reactor biodigester that transforms the manure of animals into biogas and a potent, natural fertilizer. Read more
Duma Works is a recruiting platform that offers smarter recruiting solutions to connect to top talent. Read more
MPrep is a school in the cloud, an educational engine that propels students and teachers by providing them opportunities with simple technology – SMS studying, mobile web data tools, and a downloadable dashboard. We aren’t an application. We’re a solution for mediocre educational tools in the poorest schools. Read more
Enda is the first high-performance running footwear brand Read more
UTU us pioneering new models of digital trust to help online businesses and consumers engage and transact in an easier, safer, and more trustworthy way. Read more
Sanergy generates fertilizer and other by-products through providing safe, affordable sanitation in the slums. Read more
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