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...
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...
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...
Technological disruption is transforming markets and societies across Africa in ways that wouldn’t have been possible even ten years ago. In Kenya, FinTech is contributing to creating a more inclusive financing ecosystem, increasing the availability of credit and methods of payments. In the following interview with StartUp Magazine, Eddie Ndichu,...
National Bank is celebrating 50 years since its formation. With a rich history behind it, the bank has embarked on a new business strategy to drive its profitability and enhance service delivery. In the following interview with StartUp Magazine, Mr. Wilfred Musau, the bank’s CEO its progresses, successes, innovations...
As our economy changes, unprecedented new trends rising women is also setting in. Women leaders in industries are emerging with significant fresh ideas that are taking the market place in a wave. As part of our continuing effort to celebrate women’s impact in business, StartUp Magazine met Lucy Kiruthu,...
A consultant civil and structural engineer,Sheila Mwarangu took charge, in August 2017, of a company that was started three decades ago by her father Engineer James Gathara. Currently a partner and Managing Director at Gathara Consulting Engineers-specialists in the design of building structures, Sheila is a trailblazer in engineering...
Africa being the 6th out of 10 fastest growing economy in the world, entrepreneurship and business investments forms one of the major pillars in building the nations’ economy. Not only does it creates room for integration and innovation for sustainable livelihood but also creates an economic hub through job...
Entrepreneurship is no longer the ‘thing’ people do when they can’t get a job as Silvya Kananu puts it. “There needs to be practical education to help spur budding entrepreneurs to maximize their potential and be able to create scalable.” Silvya is the Country Manager for Sinapis Organization-a business accelerator...
Bernard Kiragu, a Managing Partner at Scribes Services, is a man who is passionate about corporate governance and ethical standards for overall organization success. As an MD, he has partnered with firms like International Finance Corporation to facilitate workshops for Directors and executive staff of companies for efficient service....
A man of Eritrean descent trotting the world to offer consultancy on business development, Jonas Tefsu’s passion for investments has seen him speak and teach at workshops and conferences around the globe. As a founder of startups like Byspire, Style Advice, Avery Ventures and Oslo Greenhouse, he commands a...