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Cooking Fuel Provider, PayGo Energy Gets $1.43m Investment In Kenya

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PayGo Energy, a cooking fuel provider that allows households to cook on clean burning Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and uses pay-as-you-go technology to allow customers to purchase the system over time via mobile money has secured an amount of funding totaling $1.43m from a series of investors. READ MORE: Meet LARA: AI System That Assists You With Transportation Directions To Anywhere ... Read More »

Paygo Energy Raises US$1.43 million To Build Smart Meters

A Kenyan-based energy startup, Paygo Energy, that provides clean cooking fuel to customers on a pay-as-you-go basis -just as it’s name implies- participated in a series seed funding round. The startup was able to raise a sum of US$1.43 million in order to construct its next generation smart meters and enlarge across the country’s capital, Nairobi. The funds raised by ... Read More »

Alternative Circle Raises A Whooping US $1.1million Funds From Creditinfo

If we are very conscious of the latest happenings in terms of financial aids, we’ll notice startups are not relenting in the thirst for quenching financial issues in the economy. This shouldn’t also come as a surprise to us that Kenya’s very own ‘Alternative Circle’ raised 1.1 million US dollars. This massive figure was made from Creditinfo Group in a seed ... Read More »

Say Hello To Ushahidi’s New App

A technology company based in Nairobi, Ushahidi recently announced the launch of an app which enables gathering of reports by anyone anywhere and anytime. The app is supported on only the Android and iOS platforms. Ushahidi was started operations  in 2008 in order to empower people to voice out their opinions and bettering the audience-organization information exchange chain by providing ... Read More »

Jumia Launches ‘Jumia Local’ In Kenya

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Just like they did in Nigeria last year, E-commerce company, Jumia, in a bid to promote local products across countries in Africa has launched a service platform called ‘Jumia Local’ in Kenya. This platform would help promote the salesand patronage of locally made goods by Kenyans. READ MORE: Partner Mobile E15 Price In Nigeria, Full Specs And Review It is a collaboration ... Read More »

Nigerian, Kenyan & South African Startups Can Now Join Google’s Launchpad Accelerator

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In a bid to continue its expansion, big Daddy G. has decided to extend one of its programs to Nigerian startups and this one’s called the Launchpad Accelerator program, and this is the first time they are doing so. Read more: Gionee F5 Lite With 4GB RAM, Price In Nigeria, Specs And Review Have you and your team set out to ... Read More »

Visa To Bring mVisa To Nigeria, Ghana, Others

MUST READ: TECHPRODUCTS’ FEBRUARY TECH DOSE Do you know anything about mVisa? No? Stay with me.. mVisa is basically a payment service in the form of a bank funds transfer service through mobile and via the Visa network. This means that the person sending the money and the party receiving don’t need to share a bank. Read more: Visa Launches mVisa In Kenya, ... Read More »

List Of Tech Hubs In Africa: Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda & Others

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Firstly, what is a Tech Hub? According to Roland Tritsch, VP of Global Engineering at Nitro, “‘Tech hub’ is a term we hear bandied about often but how is it actually defined? I’d be inclined to describe a tech hub as a type of ‘utopia’ where things happen faster, people are smarter and meeting investors is easier – as a ... Read More »

Privacy Infringement: Kenyan Government To Monitor Online Communications Of Citizens

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Well, in my honest opinion, this is entirely out of it. Infringing on people’s privacy should be the least agenda on a country’s government priority list. It shouldn’t even be on the agenda at all. But then, welcome here. Read more: Smart Number Plates In Kenya Is Coming In 2017 According to validated reports, the Kenyan Government may soon monitor the ... Read More »

Safaricom’s Youth Network, BLAZE Launches ‘Be Your Own Boss’ TV Series

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Safaricom, a leading mobile network operator in Kenya formed in 1997, unknown to some, has a youth network BLAZE, which has signed up close to 900,000 subscribers, most of them from its normal 26m subscriber count but the firm is targeting more youths to join the sub-brand with the launch of a new reality TV series dubbed Blaze BYOB TV ... Read More »