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A Big Tech Talent War Threatens Kenya’s Startups

Startups

Oct. 26, 2021, 10:42 a.m.

“In the end, we lost six employees because of a salary offer that we couldn’t match,” he points out. “These weren’t just for Microsoft, but Microsoft has consistently been the most active in poaching from the continent’s top tech companies, and everyone has experienced it.”

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Flying Taxis To Launch In Kenya

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Aug. 19, 2021, 1:28 p.m.

Kenya Airways has announced an agreement with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer to operate flying taxis in Nairobi, the country’s capital, to lead the market in this new mode of transportation.

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Jiji Kenya Deploys AI On Its Platform To Improve Online Safety And Drive Sales

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Aug. 9, 2021, 2:45 p.m.

Jiji’s real estate category commands $7billion in the whole of Africa, which leads among all other categories according to Maksym Golubev, Jiji Kenya’s Country Manager.

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A White Founder’s $1 Million Nairobi Food Startup Aims To Fix A Problem Kenyans Say Doesn’t Exist

Startups

June 28, 2021, 2:04 p.m.

In a statement to Quartz, Reecht apologized for his comments, expressing regrets about how his message came out, and enthusiasm for Kune and the funding it had received. “This is an industry that is very operations-heavy and labor-intensive,” Reecht said. “We will use funding to build an entire factory, hire 30 people in production, 100 delivery drivers, 10-15 marketers, 10-15 user experience people, among others.”

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Nairobi-based Foodtech Startup Kune Secures $1 Million Pre-seed Round

Startups

June 17, 2021, 2:22 p.m.

Founded in 2020 by Robin Reecht, Kune delivers freshly-made, ready-to-eat meals at affordable prices to Kenyans. In Kenya, getting tasty and affordable meals conveniently, is almost an impossible task. One could use food couriers like Jumia, Glovo, or even Uber Eats, but an individual will have to pay at least $10. To bridge the gap, Kune served more than 500 meals at an average price of $4. This tripled its customer base from 50 to 150.

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Full-service Healthtech, Helium Health Launches Its Services In Kenya

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June 16, 2021, 2:19 p.m.

“We have been planning to expand into Kenya’s thriving health tech sector since last year. So we are very excited to be hitting the ground and running in 2021. We are already working with three new local partners to help improve efficiencies and provide a better service to patients. We believe there is a great opportunity to harness cutting-edge technology to help improve the way healthcare data is gathered and managed across Africa, so partnering with like-minded healthcare providers and facilities in Kenya is an excellent fit for us."

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