If you were to sift through the wealth management and investment advisory space in the last two decades, it is easy to see how it has changed considerably. It continues to be one of the most dynamic and growing fields in finance. Many people are now yearning to achieve financial...
Kamau Kunyiha, the CEO of CreditInfo Kenya says that lenders need to utilize the vast data source in the Kenyan credit bureaus to enhance their operations. What is a credit bureau? A credit bureau is a data centre which holds credit records from primarily financial institutions (banks, microfinance, leasing companies) and...
South African-born Dave van Niekerk is the founder and Chairman of MyBucks, a fast-growing African Fintech company that successfully delivers seamless financial services to banked and 'unbanked' consumers alike using next-generation technological platformsp As a fin-tech pioneer in Africa, Dave van Niekerk, the chairman and co-founder of MyBucks has witnessed...
Lean Africa Consultants is an advisory firm incorporated in Kenya in 2015 that offers project finance and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) advisory services in Africa. The firm brings together a driven team of experts from different fields that jointly deliver quality services to clients. It recently hosted the inaugural edition...
If Africa is the cradle of civilization, it is also the birthplace of creative exploration. Africa’s creative and cultural industries are an increasingly important piece of its transformation. These industries-photography, fashion, film, television, music, design and much more-have all too often been overlooked as legitimate avenues for job creation....
Juma Nyongesa is the principal at the Kenya Institute of Development Studies. He also teaches as a part-time lecturer at Africa International University. StartUp Magazine team met him at his office in Nairobi as he shared his troublesome journey towards getting an education and important life lessons gained along...
There are many things to consider when planning a vacation or trip outside Kenya - where to go, what to pack, and what to do once you get there. No matter how well you plan, though, there are some things that are out of your control. Valiveti Ratna Kumar...
Eric Muli’s unique experience in both Kenya and abroad led to the incorporation of Odyssey Capital Limited-a company behind Lipa Later. Lipa Later is a facility that provides electronic loans, business loans, and salary loans to individuals and businesses in the low to middle income bracket in the region. Eric...
For the first time, Kenyans will have the opportunity to participate in global forex markets in a strictly locally regulated environment and at lower transaction costs thanks to EGM Securities. EGM Securities is Kenya’s first and only regulated non-dealing online forex broker. Earlier this year, it launched the region’s first...
  If you were to sift through the past two decades of the tax and commercial strategy advisory industry in the region, it would be hard to find an executive with broader range of experience than Philip Muema. Philip is the managing partner of Andersen Tax in Kenya (formerly Nexus Business...