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Botswana insurtech secures $600k in a pre-series A round in international expansion plan

pre-series A bridge funding round to help it expand across South Africa and Zambia. The round was led by Launch Africa Ventures, Century Oak Capital, and several other angel investors from previous rounds. AlphaDirect was founded in 2014 by Arun Iyer, and it offers "value-for-money" in business and personal insurance products which are supplied directly to consumers. According to Disrupt , the startup has managed $4.8 million in revenues over the last financial year. The company now plans an international expansion after raising US$2.5 million in four seed rounds spread out between 2012 and 2019. According to the founder, this pre-Serie A round is the precursor to a Serie A raise scheduled for the coming months. AlphaDirect is the 2020 winner of the Innovation of the Year award at the 6th Africa Re award annually organized to celebrate insurance companies. Source article at Disrupt Share See more Previous article Ajua merges WayaWaya to enhance consumer experiences Next article Tunisia startup Expensya raises $20 million in Serie B What do you think? 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% You may also like in Networking , Press Releases Telecommunications startup One Wireless to introduce "WiFi blanket" solutions in Botswana in News FNB Business to Launch First Business Zero alongside Fundaba at No Monthly Cost to Support SMEs in Events , Startups Tshimologong Precinct is Calling for Growth-Stage Startups to Join Its TechAccel Program in artificial intelligence (AI) , TECHNOLOGY A 12-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Fathia Abdullahi Gains Global Recognition for Inventing a Laundry-Folding Robot in 101 INSIGHTS , Resources , Strategy 5 Innovative Ways in Empowering African Women in Innovation , Software , TECHNOLOGY Ugandan Tech Innovator Asher Namanya Launches Fintech Solution Cash Chat More From: Funding Egypt e-commerce logistics marketplace raises $3.25M in pre-seed funding by Russel Ayugi May 7, 2021, 8:44 am Trending Uganda fintech raises US$1M in seed investment from FCA Investments by Russel Ayugi May 6, 2021, 8:23 pm Trending Kenya insurtech closes $1.8M seed round to expand digital insurance regionally by Russel Ayugi May 5, 2021, 4:34 pm Trending SA mobile gaming publisher startup raises $6M Serie A to scale mobile gaming across Africa by Russel Ayugi May 5, 2021, 7:52 am Goodwell Investments launches fund to support fast-growing highly-scalable SMEs by Russel Ayugi May 4, 2021, 4:25 pm Milken Institute and Motsepe Foundation unveil global innovation programme by Russel Ayugi May 4, 2021, 3:08 pm Leave a Reply Cancel reply Don't Miss Trending Hot Popular KiwiPay partners with GIMAC to expand cashless payment solutions and financial inclusion in the region by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 8:04 am Hot SAHPRA launches a medical safety app for users to report any side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 7:36 am Trending Hot 6 entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2nd cohort of ocean-inspired accelerator by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 3:46 pm Hot UNISA partners with Deviare in digital skills development programme by Russel Ayugi April 5, 2021, 2:22 pm Hot Kenya edtech startup raises $1.4M in seed funding round by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 9:47 am Hot TeleBirr, an Ethiopia mobile money solution to launch in 2 weeks by Russel Ayugi April 20, 2021, 1:27 pm

may 7 2021 6:52pm
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Internet solution for low-income communities

A Gauteng-based start-up is busy developing an alternative antenna-based high-speed fixed internet solution for low-income communities. The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of Science and Innovation Department, has funded the company FibrePoynt (Pty) Ltd, which is developing the internet/wireless communication system that can be an alternative or supplementary to fibre to the home (FTTH) underground, or overhead cable technology. TIA Portfolio Commercialisation Manager Sipho Dikweni said the technology not only puts South Africa on the map, but responds to the socio-economic challenges and the countrys strategic broadband imperatives to make internet accessible to everyone, irrespective of their socio-economic status and geographic location. Dikweni added that low to middle income peri-urban and township households can now connect to the internet, which was not possible with current technologies. The innovation will also solve signal strength problems and costs typically found in existing last mile antenna wireless rollouts. The aim is to enable internet network owners to deliver internet to dwellings at a lower cost than currently possible, Dikweni said. The FibrePoynt technology uses passive beam forming, beam pattern diversity and beam shaping to get the best possible signal to the home units which then provides Wi-Fi for the end user devices to connect to. FibrePoynt enables the rollout of fixed wireless broadband network without trenching underground fibre in the last-mile connection to homes, thus reducing infrastructure costs by more than 50%. The technology promises a cost effective, faster-rollout, and high-speed alternative deployment of broadband infrastructure in areas that were previously deemed unfeasible. The technology is not only backed by an innovative and sustainable business model but an inclusive model which gives local entrepreneurs skills and the opportunity to operate and roll out network to their respective communities. Local empowerment is the critical antidote to socio-economic ills. We call upon follow on funders and network operators to support the full-scale commercialisation of this exciting and impactful technology, Dikweni said. The company is funded through the commercialisation wing of TIA in the Information Communication and Technology unit (ICT). The ICT unit supports the development and exploitation of ICT driven innovations with a broad socio-economic impact focusing on artificial intelligence (AI), big data and block chain, wireless connectivity and scalable ICT inclusive innovations, thereby addressing the challenges of unemployment, inequality, and poverty. The ICT Unit further supports the development and commercialisation of highly competitive innovative technologies that will increase South Africas competitiveness and participation in the fourth industrial revolution. TIA has been actively involved throughout the development of the FibrePoynt project, providing both financial and non-financial support ensuring that the project becomes a success. Tackling digital inequality FibrePoynt CEO Eduard Walker said that a solution like FibrePoynt could make sure that the neglected obtain real internet in their homes and surrounding neighbourhoods on their smart devices. We want to use this innovation to tackle digital inequality, Walker said. As part of the advancement of the initial TIA funded technology innovation, Walker said FibrePoynt has launched HomePoynt, a derivative innovation spun out of the core FibrePoynt wireless technology. Walker highlighted that a solution like HomePoynt is more critical in our society as the spread of Coronavirus has laid bare the need to get everyone connected to high-speed internet. He said this would improve access to critical services like home-schooling to a larger proportion of the population. HomePoynt is an innovative last-mile connectivity solution that has the potential to bring down internet costs to as low as R89.00 a month for uncapped Wi-Fi. The technology has been developed with a key focus on townships, peri-urban and small towns, thus closing digital divide in under-served areas. HomePoynt connects users to broadband core networks in a peer-to-peer setup and provides wireless internet service for homes and public areas, where there is already backhaul coverage but no end-user access, Walker said. In the process of market validation, Walker added that FibrePoynt has developed an innovative internet service provider (ISP) model, termed Kasiwave, transferring the skills to the local communities to build and maintain the network infrastructure. The goal is to ensure that 20% of the revenue generation remains in the local communities, he said.

may 6 2021 7:07pm
Kenya insurtech closes $1.8M seed round to expand digital insurance regionally

, Acuity Ventures, P1 Ventures, Future Africa, and The Continent Venture Partners. The funding is for the enhancement of its digital insurance platform, which seeks to protect low-income populations while expanding its presence across Africa. As an insurtech, Lami strives to democratize insurance products and services among Kenyans in the low-income bracket. Lami Technologies was founded by Jihan Abass in 2018 as a digital insurance platform enabling partner businesses, banks, tech companies, and other entities to easily offer digital insurance products to their users through its API. Lami looks to connects partner organizations such as the e-commerce platform Jumia. On its API, users can receive a quote for medical, motor, and other tailored insurance products. Benefits are then customized purposefully to suit the client's needs, issue them with a policy document, and facilitate prompt payment of claims. Lami offers services with a flexible insurance rating engine that directs integration across several parties and insurance companies. In a statement, Jihan Abass, the CEO said that the funding okays them to hire more people while growing its insurance presence throughout Africa. Since Lami insurance began, the company has only managed to sell 5,000 policies while partnering with 25 active underwriters, particularly Madison, Bitam, and Pioneer insurance. Michael Schlein, the President-CEO at Accion Venture Lab was upbeat on how " Lami is using technology to create a pathway " while allowing customers to buy insurance that specifically meets their needs. Share See more Previous article Lacuna fund announces the 2nd cohort of projects What do you think? 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% You may also like in Funding , Startups Kenya insurtech Pula closes a $6m Serie A round in Startups Startups Selected for Make-IT Accelerator in Kenya Trending in green technology , Press Releases Uber launches electric motorcycles and scooters in Kenya in artificial intelligence (AI) , Press-releases , Startups Ajua merges WayaWaya to enhance consumer experiences Hot in Funding , Press Releases , Startups Kenya edtech startup raises $1.4M in seed funding round in Funding , Press Releases , Startups Ecobodaa, Kenya mobility startup secures undisclosed funding round from Persistent Energy Capital More From: Funding Trending SA mobile gaming publisher startup raises $6M Serie A to scale mobile gaming across Africa by Russel Ayugi May 5, 2021, 7:52 am Trending Goodwell Investments launches fund to support fast-growing highly-scalable SMEs by Russel Ayugi May 4, 2021, 4:25 pm Trending Milken Institute and Motsepe Foundation unveil global innovation programme by Russel Ayugi May 4, 2021, 3:08 pm Tunisia startup Expensya raises $20 million in Serie B by Russel Ayugi May 3, 2021, 6:24 pm Botswana insurtech secures $600k in a pre-series A round in international expansion plan by Russel Ayugi May 3, 2021, 10:48 am PayWay Ethiopia closes a 6-figure grant from Li-Way payment to create jobs through digital payment by Russel Ayugi April 30, 2021, 9:08 am Leave a Reply Cancel reply Don't Miss Trending Hot Popular KiwiPay partners with GIMAC to expand cashless payment solutions and financial inclusion in the region by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 8:04 am Hot SAHPRA launches a medical safety app for users to report any side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 7:36 am Hot 6 entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2nd cohort of ocean-inspired accelerator by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 3:46 pm Hot UNISA partners with Deviare in digital skills development programme by Russel Ayugi April 5, 2021, 2:22 pm Hot Kenya edtech startup raises $1.4M in seed funding round by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 9:47 am Hot TeleBirr, an Ethiopia mobile money solution to launch in 2 weeks by Russel Ayugi April 20, 2021, 1:27 pm

may 6 2021 11:02am
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Ajua acquires Kenyan fintech WayaWaya

Nairobi-based Ajua , the integrated Customer Experience Management solution for businesses in Africa, has acquired WayaWaya , the Kenya-based artificial intelligence [AI] and Machine Learning [ML] known for its innovative Janja platform. WayaWaya's innovative platform enables borderless banking and payments across apps and social media platforms for an undisclosed sum. Kenfield Griffith, founder, and CEO of Ajua comments on the acquisition. The acquisition of WayaWaya is an important milestone for us, as we make a significant leap in ensuring the customer experience journey for businesses across the continent is seamless. Integrating WayaWayas technology significantly complements our product suite and gives us the ability to automate our clients businesses and grow their revenues, which is an extremely powerful proposition for our customers of all sizes, across Africa. From our experience in this area, we understand the CX fundamentals that drive growth for our customers and we want to bring this intelligence to SMEs across the continent. By acquiring WayaWaya, Ajua will integrate the Kenyan fintechs' janja.me product to automate its customer experience journey into its product stack. This patented and unique smart AI and ML product built by WayaWaya will provide SMEs the ability to automate responses. Businesses will now be able to make use of the intelligent messaging through a number of social platforms such as Facebook messenger, Telegram, WhatsApp, and others. It further enables consumers to conduct cross-border payments and automate customer support. The additional reach this acquisition brings allows Ajua to scale significantly within the SME vertical, as we provide our customers today, and in the future, the tools they need to grow in Africa and beyond. We continue to be bullish on the point that customer experience and customer engagement are the engine for growth for businesses across the continent and they are disciplines that are critical factors in driving productivity and revenue growth," adds Griffith. Ajua Founded in 2012, Ajua is an Integrated Customer Experience platform for businesses on the continent. The innovative company combines both technology and the customer experience. Ajua has created several products that provide real-time customer feedback at the point of service, for small and large businesses across the continent. Ajua overall aims to digitise and grow African SMEs with its service and product offerings as it uses data and analytics to connect companies with their customers in real-time. This service provides SMEs with the tools to improve their customer knowledge and experience with the overall impact resulting in SMEs increase of sales. Teddy Ogallo, founder of WayaWaya and new VP of Product APIs and Integrations for Ajua comments on the acquisition. Ajuas focus on introducing and scaling customer service and customer experience for the continent - and essentially how they help businesses deliver excellence for their customers - is something my team and I have long admired. Seeing how WayaWayas technology can complement Ajuas innovative products and services, and help scale and monetize businesses, is an exciting opportunity for us, and we are happy that our teams will be collaborating to build something unique for the continent.

may 5 2021 6:39pm
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Uber launches electric motorcycles and scooters in Kenya

of East Africa pointed out that the company is "doing our part" in transform mobility across the country which will help when reducing carbon emissions. Uber is currently fixated on "reducing carbon emissions", and improving customer experience while investing in product innovations that are transformative to cities. Annually the bodaboda sector has a 357 billion shillings contribution to the country's GDP. Daily collections from the 1.4 million riders across the country are Ksh 180 million, amounting to Ksh 6.8 billion in a week and Ksh 27 billion monthly. Directly and indirectly, the bodaboda sector supports over 5.2 million Kenyans. Share See more Previous article Tunisia startup Expensya raises $20 million in Serie B Next article Milken Institute and Motsepe Foundation unveil global innovation programme What do you think? 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% You may also like in Business , Press Releases Uber expands ride-hailing services in Kenya in Press Releases , Startups Kenya digital addressing startup OkHi raises 1.4M from the Angel Investor Network in News Uber Tests its Chap Chap Services in Kenya in News Airbnb Takes Over the African Market Trending in artificial intelligence (AI) , Press-releases , Startups Ajua merges WayaWaya to enhance consumer experiences Hot in Funding , Press Releases , Startups Kenya edtech startup raises $1.4M in seed funding round More From: green technology hiLyte, an EPFL Startup Develops Eco-friendly Battery in Sub-Saharan Africa by Nadya Eka Lestari January 17, 2020, 4:21 pm Leave a Reply Cancel reply Don't Miss Trending Hot Popular KiwiPay partners with GIMAC to expand cashless payment solutions and financial inclusion in the region by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 8:04 am Hot SAHPRA launches a medical safety app for users to report any side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 7:36 am Hot 6 entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2nd cohort of ocean-inspired accelerator by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 3:46 pm Hot UNISA partners with Deviare in digital skills development programme by Russel Ayugi April 5, 2021, 2:22 pm Hot Kenya edtech startup raises $1.4M in seed funding round by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 9:47 am Hot TeleBirr, an Ethiopia mobile money solution to launch in 2 weeks by Russel Ayugi April 20, 2021, 1:27 pm

may 5 2021 11:01am
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JICA Ninja Accelerator in Kenya kicks off with first cohort

, powered by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) alongside Double Feather Partners, Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support, Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory, and GrowthAfrica began their first week with a virtual event hosted in Nairobi. The kick-off mentions five high-potential Kenyan ventures, a tailored intensive program, and an opportunity to take part in an international experience from Nairobi to Tokyo and Silicon Valley. First cohort Five ventures were picked in the selection process out of a pool of 178 Serie A applicants looking to join the first cohort of the Japan-led NINJA accelerator held in Kenya. Sokowatch : Daniel Yu (CEO) - an e-commerce and logistics platform focussing on FCMG consumer goods, mom pop stores, allowing merchants to order products via SMS or mobile app. Kwara : David Hwan (COO) Cynthia Wandia (CEO) - digital banking platform for savings and credit cooperatives and their members. Amitruck : Mark Mwangi (CEO) - digital marketplace connecting clients to transporters in a secure, convenient, and competitive manner. Cinch Markets : Alexander Fankuchen (CEO) - works with smallholder farmers in Kenya to aggregate land to commercial parcels. Zana Africa : Megan Mukuria (CEO) - helps young women live healthy lives thanks to feminine hygiene products arrived at through green manufacturing processes. Keiji Katai, the Senior Director of Private Sector Development Group at JICA, described the quality of the applicants in the first cohort as "extremely impressed." Startups participating in the program benefit from global exposure. A "global roadshow" is scheduled for early 2022 and will involve startups that took part in cohorts 1 and 2. In this event, Deloitte and DFP will take their founders on a Tokyo business trip. Benefits of the NINJA Accelerator in Kenya Wide pool of mentorship drawn from local, Japanese, and international mentors The needs are clearly defined during the Bootcamp followed by intense capacity building, in-business support, and networking. Find out more on the JICA program on their website , Twitter and Facebook Share See more Previous article Google partners with Andela and Pluralsight to support 40,000 African developers Next article Huge potential for e-commerce growth in Africa - PayU report What do you think? 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% You may also like in artificial intelligence (AI) , Business , Ecommerce , Press-releases , Startups , Technology Logistics startup Amitruck partners with ecommerce platform Sky.Garden in exemplary value-cooperation deal in Funding , Press Releases Kenya logistics trucking marketplace Amitruck secures pre-seed funding in Press Releases , Startups Eneza Education and Amitruck partner to promote free education access in Business , Ecommerce East African e-commerce platform unveils the region's first fleet of electric tuk-tuks in Innovation , News East Africa e-commerce platform Sokowatch impacting informal retailers in Press Releases The Latest Development in the African Startup Ecosystem More From: Founders Hot 6 entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2nd cohort of ocean-inspired accelerator by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 3:46 pm The Open Startup Morocco program concludes and unveils finalists by Russel Ayugi April 8, 2021, 7:11 am 10 African startups participating at the Demo day for Y Combinator's W21 batch by Russel Ayugi March 24, 2021, 12:57 pm Cracking The CARMA Code by Nyasha Makamba March 2, 2021, 8:57 am From Ethiopia With Love, WoW Peanut Butter by Nabilah Safira October 23, 2020, 11:14 am Jack Ma Foundation unveils top 10 finalists for Africa's Business Heroes competition by Russel Ayugi October 15, 2020, 7:23 am Leave a Reply Cancel reply Don't Miss Trending Hot Popular KiwiPay partners with GIMAC to expand cashless payment solutions and financial inclusion in the region by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 8:04 am Hot SAHPRA launches a medical safety app for users to report any side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 7:36 am Hot 6 entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2nd cohort of ocean-inspired accelerator by Russel Ayugi April 26,

may 4 2021 10:45am
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Google partners with Andela and Pluralsight to support 40,000 African developers

. Google for Startups Accelerator Africa programme Google announced an opening of applications for its 6th class of the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa programme. This 3-month program will kick off on June 21st. Included in the training are three intensive training virtual bootcamps, Google product support, and mentorship programmes. Startups drawn from 17 African countries are invited to participate with Google looking to support their growth and development through crucial growth phases. Benefits to the programme Startups in the early growth stages will have access to Google's people networks and technology. Innovators will receive training on Cloud, Firebase, Android, growth and fundraising, product, data, design, business, growth, labs, and interactive workshops. If you are an aspiring African developer, apply for a scholarship here . Other interested startups can also drop their applications here . Share See more Previous article Microsoft to partner with PSETA and Afrika Tikkun to train over 20,000 people in digital skills Next article JICA Ninja Accelerator in Kenya kicks off with first cohort What do you think? 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% You may also like in artificial intelligence (AI) , Business , Ecommerce , Press-releases , Startups , Technology Logistics startup Amitruck partners with ecommerce platform Sky.Garden in exemplary value-cooperation deal in Opportunities , Press Releases Google launches the 2nd Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge for Africa, Middle East, Turkey in Networking , Opportunities Participants receive prizes at the closing ceremony of the MTN ICT Business Skills Training initiative in Press Releases Google to support North Africa startups by expanding its accelerator programme to MENA in Events MENA tech startups welcome to apply for the Google Digital Accelerator Program in Innovation , Press Releases Google and Western Cape Schools launch online safety curriculum in SA More From: Career Trending Microsoft to partner with PSETA and Afrika Tikkun to train over 20,000 people in digital skills by Russel Ayugi April 30, 2021, 11:47 am Univeristy students to benefit from the Jumia City Partner Program by Russel Ayugi April 17, 2021, 8:17 am NITDA Nigeria launches digital learning innovation challenge by Russel Ayugi April 14, 2021, 7:16 am Absa launches cloud computing skills incubator initiative by Russel Ayugi April 11, 2021, 8:39 pm Cape Town launches local intiative to upskill and uplift women by Russel Ayugi April 9, 2021, 10:55 am The Open Startup Morocco program concludes and unveils finalists by Russel Ayugi April 8, 2021, 7:11 am Leave a Reply Cancel reply Don't Miss Trending Hot Popular KiwiPay partners with GIMAC to expand cashless payment solutions and financial inclusion in the region by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 8:04 am Hot SAHPRA launches a medical safety app for users to report any side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 7:36 am Hot 6 entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2nd cohort of ocean-inspired accelerator by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 3:46 pm Hot UNISA partners with Deviare in digital skills development programme by Russel Ayugi April 5, 2021, 2:22 pm Trending Hot Kenya edtech startup raises $1.4M in seed funding round by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 9:47 am Hot Kigali entrepreneurship hub to invest $12m in Rwanda start-up scene by Russel Ayugi March 16, 2021, 9:49 am

may 4 2021 10:45am
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Jumeni, Ghanaian startup launches waste management platfrom

who has a computer science background, and Emmanuel Oduro. They developed the Jumeni software back in 2018 after their research revealed that waste management companies in Ghana face serious delivery challenges. Eyram Amedzor has also been shortlisted for this year's Africa Prize for Engineering and Innovation. How to request a pickup on Dispose Green Source article at Royal engineering academy Share See more Previous article Ukheshe and Infobip collaborate to develop SA's first WhatsApp payment gateway Next article PayWay Ethiopia closes a 6-figure grant from Li-Way payment to create jobs through digital payment What do you think? 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% You may also like in artificial intelligence (AI) , Press-releases , Startups Ajua merges WayaWaya to enhance consumer experiences in Business , Press Releases , Trends Huge potential for e-commerce growth in Africa - PayU report in Founders , In The Hub , Investors , Networks , Opportunities , Press Releases , Startups JICA Ninja Accelerator in Kenya kicks off with first cohort Trending in Career , Press Releases , Resources , Startups Google partners with Andela and Pluralsight to support 40,000 African developers Trending in Career , Press Releases , Resources Microsoft to partner with PSETA and Afrika Tikkun to train over 20,000 people in digital skills Trending in Business , Funding , Press Releases PayWay Ethiopia closes a 6-figure grant from Li-Way payment to create jobs through digital payment More From: Business Huge potential for e-commerce growth in Africa - PayU report by Russel Ayugi May 1, 2021, 12:08 pm Trending PayWay Ethiopia closes a 6-figure grant from Li-Way payment to create jobs through digital payment by Russel Ayugi April 30, 2021, 9:08 am Ivorian startup Afrikrea launches ANKA platform to boost African e-commerce by Russel Ayugi April 28, 2021, 6:10 pm Logistics startup Amitruck partners with ecommerce platform Sky.Garden in exemplary value-cooperation deal by Russel Ayugi April 20, 2021, 10:48 am Truecaller now has 43 million active users in Africa, launches enterprise product by Russel Ayugi April 19, 2021, 3:09 pm Safaricom to pilot Afya Moja mobile health records platform with Nakuru county by Russel Ayugi April 17, 2021, 8:45 am Leave a Reply Cancel reply Don't Miss Trending Hot Popular KiwiPay partners with GIMAC to expand cashless payment solutions and financial inclusion in the region by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 8:04 am Hot SAHPRA launches a medical safety app for users to report any side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 7:36 am Trending Hot 6 entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2nd cohort of ocean-inspired accelerator by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 3:46 pm Hot UNISA partners with Deviare in digital skills development programme by Russel Ayugi April 5, 2021, 2:22 pm Hot Kigali entrepreneurship hub to invest $12m in Rwanda start-up scene by Russel Ayugi March 16, 2021, 9:49 am Trending Hot Kenya edtech startup raises $1.4M in seed funding round by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 9:47 am

may 1 2021 8:28pm
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Ajua merges WayaWaya to enhance consumer experiences

the founder and CEO of Ajua described the development as an "important milestone for us" as they integrate WayaWaya's technology into their product suite. Through the acquisition of WayaWaya's, janja.me , the Kenyan fintech product has automated its customer experience journey on its product stack. Patented and smart AI and ML products built by WayaWaya give SMEs the ability to automate responses Businesses can even use intelligent messaging through several platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram in allowing users to automate customer support in cross-border payments. Ajua was launched in 2012 as an integrated Customer Experience platform built to solve the customer experience gap faced by businesses across the continent. Ajua runs on several products that give real-time feedback at the points-of-service for small and large businesses across Africa. Original article at Vetureburn Share See more Previous article Huge potential for e-commerce growth in Africa - PayU report What do you think? 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% You may also like Trending Hot in Funding , Press Releases , Startups Kenya edtech startup raises $1.4M in seed funding round in Funding , Press Releases , Startups Ecobodaa, Kenya mobility startup secures undisclosed funding round from Persistent Energy Capital in Business , Career , Opportunities Univeristy students to benefit from the Jumia City Partner Program in Funding , News , Press Releases Peach Payments to expand Africa footprint after funding round in Innovation , News , Press Releases Kenya agency banking startup secures funding for regional expansion in Business , Press Releases Uber expands ride-hailing services in Kenya More From: artificial intelligence (AI) Logistics startup Amitruck partners with ecommerce platform Sky.Garden in exemplary value-cooperation deal by Russel Ayugi April 20, 2021, 10:48 am Microsoft and Local Ocean Conservation adopts AI saving turtles at the Kenya coast by Russel Ayugi March 20, 2021, 9:47 am Gro intelligence raises $85M in Serie B funding by Russel Ayugi January 12, 2021, 8:29 am Egypt introduces AI in irrigation water management by Russel Ayugi January 9, 2021, 6:45 pm Aerial Robotics Exhibition at HISA 2020 by Nabilah Safira January 9, 2021, 2:20 pm 2020 Africa IoT Ai Challenge officially launches by Russel Ayugi December 30, 2020, 12:05 pm Leave a Reply Cancel reply Don't Miss Trending Hot Popular KiwiPay partners with GIMAC to expand cashless payment solutions and financial inclusion in the region by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 8:04 am Hot SAHPRA launches a medical safety app for users to report any side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 7:36 am Trending Hot 6 entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2nd cohort of ocean-inspired accelerator by Russel Ayugi April 26, 2021, 3:46 pm Hot UNISA partners with Deviare in digital skills development programme by Russel Ayugi April 5, 2021, 2:22 pm Hot Kigali entrepreneurship hub to invest $12m in Rwanda start-up scene by Russel Ayugi March 16, 2021, 9:49 am Trending Hot Kenya edtech startup raises $1.4M in seed funding round by Russel Ayugi April 27, 2021, 9:47 am

may 1 2021 8:28pm
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