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...
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...
Tala is a mobile technology and data science company that delivers instant credit via smartphone to underserved people in emerging markets. It has a mission to expand financial access, choice and control for   3 billion people globally. It developed an app that uses alternative data to score customers in real-time,...
4G Capital is a financial services technology company, supporting Kenya’s MSME sector since 2013. It provides over 80,000 customers access to unsecured, affordable, working capital and essential business training to grow their business sustainably and improve their livelihood. The firm began with one branch located in an informal market just...
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...
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...
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...
  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...
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...
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...