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Ai-Powered Social Commerce Startup, Elloe, Closes 7-Figure Pre-Seed Round

Press Release

April 7, 2022, 12:54 p.m.

Co-founded by Owen Sakawa, Abhijay Rao, and Aaron Madolora, Elloe is a first-of-its-kind AI-powered, social commerce platform which allows merchants to buy and sell products online across any messaging platform. Elloe’s technology increases the sales and profitability of businesses by simplifying operations, logistics, payments, and marketing within a centralized merchant portal.

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How Kenya’s Wowzi Is Helping Creators Monetise Their Social Profiles


April 7, 2022, 11:31 a.m.

Wowzi has built a self-serve online platform that allows brands of any size or industry to create and manage massive, distributed messaging campaigns utilising thousands of real, everyday customers and fans who get paid to offer authentic endorsements online for the products they already love.

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Meet The Three Founders Behind Kenya's Second-Hand Clothing Marketplace Lukhu


March 9, 2022, 1:38 p.m.

Essentially, Lukhu is an e-commerce platform providing listing, payments, and fulfilment for fashion in Africa.

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Maliyo Games Trains A New Generation Of Game Developers In Ghana, Kenya & Nigeria

Press Release

Jan. 1, 2022, 4:22 p.m.

The five-month virtual program took entry-level developers in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria through a project-based course alongside mentoring from games industry professionals worldwide

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Kenyan Fintech Firm Delivers Africa’s First Shared Agency Banking Platform


Dec. 10, 2021, 3:54 p.m.

A Shared Agency Banking Platform adopts an approach that allows several financial institutions to share agency banking infrastructure and technology to serve the customers.

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A Big Tech Talent War Threatens Kenya’s 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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