AFRICAN E-COMMERCE: Wasoko - How to build Africa's fastest growing company from a paradise island with Daniel Yu
African Startup
by Samuel Gebre
10M ago
Wasoko, Africa's fastest growing company is an e-commerce player that tries to connect mama pop shops to the retail supply chain. It has vertically integrated along the value chain for efficiency and dependability. The company raised $120 million earlier this year valuing it at over $600 million.  ..read more
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AFRICA GAMING: Qene Games: Can games replace coffee as Ethiopia's top export with Dawit Abraham
African Startup
by Samuel Gebre
10M ago
The last in the three-part series conversation in the gaming space is with the spokesperson of the Pan African Gaming Group, a coalition of 10 companies that came together to further grow the industry in Africa in part by opening up markets in their respective regions and as a collective. Dawit is also a game developer based out of Ethiopia with some successful games including Kukulu ..read more
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AFRICAN GAMING: Mekan Games - How to make a world class game from Nairobi with Evans Kiragu
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by Samuel Gebre
10M ago
Evans Kiragu and his team at MEKAN games finally landed a chart topping game with the President. An overnight success takes at least 8 years of hard work and Evans tells us about his journey and how much they made from this one game. Also, what's in store for the game developers on the continent.  ..read more
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AFRICAN GAMING: Carry1st - How to build for the next billion gamers with Cordel Robbin-Coker
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by Samuel Gebre
10M ago
African mobile-gaming publisher Carry1st is raising $20 million in funding led by U.S. private equity firm Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Google and rapper Nas earlier this year. Now, they have seen revenues grow multiple fold and a game published through Carry1st's cohort, the President, made it to the top of the charts. So, what is next for the mobile gaming space in Africa ..read more
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AFRICAN E-COMMERCE: Copia - How to deliver goods where no roads go with Tracey Turner
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by Samuel Gebre
10M ago
Copia Global is a Kenyan based e-commerce platform that primarily serves the rural market. It takes orders via mobile phones and delivers them to small shops that operate as a distribution center. The company raised $50 million in its latest round and is in the process of raising further funds for expansion into West Africa as well as introducing new fintech product lines.  ..read more
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