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33 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Founder Series: Yvonne Johnson, MD & Co-Founder, Indicina
Overcome Fear and Lean into the Unknown "You cannot have a thriving economy without a functioning consumer credit ecosystem," In this episode, we host Yvonne Johnson, MD and Co-Founder of Indicina, a fintech infrastructure start-up focused on AfricaListen in to learn how Yvonne got into the financial services industry and how she chose to address the nagging problem of huge consumer credit gaps in her ecosystem. A relatable story for anyone who has or is experiencing the urge to venture out into the unknown and take a deep dive in addressing a problem.Insightful conversation worth a listen. Enjoy!
43 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Professional Series : Wiza Jalakasi, VP, Global Developer Relations at Chipper Cash
The Power of Collaboration in Unlocking Opportunities "Success is layered on top of the success of others," Wiza Jalakasi.In this episode, we host Wiza Jalakasi, VP, Global Developer Relations at Chipper Cash, a lover of Africa Fintech travel, culture and life. Listen to Mark and Wiza as they unpack Africa's tech ecosystem, its players, its current state and how cultural differences impact the system.A lot of precious nuggets in this podcast, enjoy!
37 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Founder Series : Mutie Mule, COO & Co-Founder, Solutech Limited
Betting on the right team of co-founders "One of the most important things to do when you are starting a tech company or any company is to look for good cofounders because they will definitely define the success of your company," Mutie Mule.In this episode, Mutie Mule, COO & Co-Founder of Solutech Limited, discusses the growth of Solutech from inception to now and what they project in the years to come. Get to see how Mutie and his team of co-founders transcended the notorious co-founder conflict and work together as a team of equals. A story focused on constant learning and unlearning. Enjoy!
53 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Founder Series : Wilberforce Seguton, CEO & Co Founder, Bunifu Technologies
Overcome Your Obstacles, Don't Settle! "The journey of entrepreneurship is not very straightforward," Wilberforce Seguton. In this episode, we host Wilberforce Seguton, CEO & Co-Founder of Bunifu Technologies, a leading tech scale-up in Nairobi, Kenya with its main focus being software development and information security. Get to hear Seguton's story of humble beginnings to how he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey. He even had to go back to up-country at some point because Nairobi, the green city in the sun, had become a 'shamba la mawe'. A relatable story for all of you who have struggled to get things off the ground.
37 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Founder Series : Franziska Reh, CEO & Co Founder, Unconventional Capital
Believe in yourself and take the risk" If you want to tackle a problem at scale, you want to take the route of entrepreneurship," Franziska Reh.Meet Franziska Reh, CEO & Co-Founder of Unconventional Capital, a fintech company focusing on early-stage investing in Africa, who is a corporate financial consultant-turned-fintech entrepreneur. Listen to the story of how a young green peace activist from Bavaria, a town in the southern part of Germany chose to take a risk in solving the problem of funding early-stage entrepreneurs in Africa in a disruptive way. It's truly an unconventional conversation worth listening to!
67 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Founder Series : Kageni Wilson, Founder & CEO of Finplus Group
Live life by creating solutions that have a positive impact "It is ok to take risks if you really believe in something," Kageni Wilson. In this episode, we host Kageni Wilson, Founder and CEO of Finplus Group, a white-label fintech platform in Nairobi for fintechs in Africa. Get to see how a nerdy and creative individual got interested in the world of tech and building startups that led him to found Finplus GroupDid you know Kageni actually decided not to go to University? Many hilarious and insightful stories in this one. Enjoy!
45 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Professional Series : Caine Wanjau, CTO, Twiga Foods
Process Matters "Tech is at the core of what we do, " Caine Wanjau. Join Mark and Caine, CTO at Twiga Foods, on this episode as they delve into Twiga Foods on how it has transited from a startup to a scale-up and how it has been impacted by the pandemic. Listen to Caine's riveting story on how he grew from a team of one to a team of sixty. You do not want to miss out on this episode full of insights on organisational culture and leadership!
44 minutes | May 11, 2021
Founder series: Nick Quintong, CEO & Co-Founder of PayGoEnergy
Hi Chini Ya Maji Family, thank you for tuning in to Chini Ya Maji podcast, your one stop shop for all startup news and stories. In this episode, we hosted Nick Quintong, CEO & Co-Founder of PayGoEnergy, a technology company in Nairobi that is building hardware and software solutions to help grow markets for LPG. This episode extensively gives background to the founding of the company, fundraising, scalability as well as challenges and lessons learnt along the way. Enjoy!
37 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Founder series: Mutembei Kariuki, CEO & Co-Founder of Fastagger.
"Entreprenuership is like a bug that once you catch, you can't get rid of & have to live with," - Mutembei Kariuki, CEO & Co-Founder of Fastagger. In this engaging episode, he shares his entrepreneurship background and his transition to tech whose foundation was laid by his father. He also heartily shares his challenges and success stories. Fastagger is an AI & Machine learning service platform that provides data management and algorithms to AI-driven companies. Enjoy the podcast!
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