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[Kenya] Kenindia Assurance to use artificial intelligence to curb motor insurance fraud

With over 25% of Kenya’s insurance industry income fraudulently claimed, Kenindia Assurance has taken steps to curb the fraud by incorporating artificial intelligence in its motor insurance claim processes. The insurer is utilizing artificial intelligence to fast track its claims resolutions through the use of anomaly detection, sentiment detection, text analytics and a self-service portal. […]

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[Interview] Daniel Murithi, Director, Starling Technologies Limited, Kenya

Dan Murithi is the Director, of Starling Technologies Limited, a web development and software solution company located in Nairobi, Kenya. Can you please introduce your company? Starling Technologies Limited is a proficient web development and software Solution Company based in Nairobi Kenya. We offer an extensive range of services that includes Web application development, Website designing, E-commerce […]

[Kenya] Victoria Commercial Bank targets tech savvy corporate clients with new solution

Victoria Commercial Bank (VCB), Kenya has gone live with an Appzillon-based omni-channel corporate banking solution to cater to the ever dynamic needs of their tech savvy corporate clients. VCB selected i-exceed over several other vendors due to its proven expertise in delivering digital banking solutions globally and strong technical capabilities. The application will be made […]

African Innovators Shine during Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 2019 Awards Ceremony

African innovators excelled at this year’s Zayed Sustainability Prize annual awards ceremony on January 14 2019, winning in three out of five categories including Energy, Food and Global High Schools. The 2019 Zayed Sustainability Prize, which is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability, honoured leaders whose work and spirit of enterprise has resulted in […]

Pesapal onboards Airline payments for low cost carriers in Kenya

Pesapal has this year started processing payments for low-cost carriers in Kenya. Jetways Airlines, Silverstone Air and Skyward Express will from now on use Pesapal’s integrated payment system to process Mpesa, Visa, mVisa, MasterCard and American Express payments on their respective websites. This not only gives travellers the freedom to pay conveniently for their flights but also makes it […]

[Kenya] Andela Secures $100M Series D to build distributed engineering teams and power the future of work

Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela’s total venture funding […]

Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [14/05/2018]

Looking to get into the South African startup scene or brush up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup competitions, networking sessions, workshops and conferences around South Africa, and the greater region. If you have any event […]

Kenya’s Kodisher helps landlords, agent manage properties

Kenyan startup Kodisher has developed a proprietary property management platform that enables clients such as landlords and agents to manage processes, transactions and data associated with rental properties. Launched in September of last year, Kodisher has developed an end-to-end platform that provides clients with all the information on their rentals at their fingertips, helping them manage money, […]

Kenyan founder selected for Silicon Valley’s Blackbox Connect

Co-founder of Kenyan transport ticketing startup BuuPass Iman Cooper has been selected to join the 22nd cohort of the Silicon Valley-based Blackbox Connect incubator. Blackbox Connect 22 is a female founders-only edition of the programme, with 15 female entrepreneurs from around the world selected to join the cohort. Kenya’s Iman Cooper is the only candidate from […]

Bitcoin-based crowdfunding platform launched in Kenya

Kenyan startup Drofund has launched its bitcoin-based crowdfunding platform for African startups and small businesses, aimed at helping them access global capital. Launched last month, Drofund uses bitcoin as a fundraising currency due to the fact it transcends borders and jurisdictions, enabling African startups to raise capital from anywhere. “We saw a huge funding gap in Africa […]

Kenya’s AfricanStockPhoto builds strong active user base

Kenyan startup AfricanStockPhoto has acquired an active user base of 100 photographers across the continent since its launch, helping it grow its imagery database into the thousands. Launched as a side project in 2015 by Dicky Hokie and Sitati Kituyi, AfricanStockPhoto went public in February 2017. The startup raised a US$50,000 pre-seed round in November of last […]

App that helps women identify and quit abusive relationships to launch in Kenya

A smartphone app to help women identify if they are in an abusive relationship and safely leave will be launched in some African countries next year, its developer said. Myplan, an app developed by researchers at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, has about 10,000 users in the United States. There are also versions […]

SITA Air Transport Community Foundation Innovation Award 2018 opens applications

The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation, based in the UK, in conjunction with Wits University and the Tshimologong Precinct, has launched an innovation competition to address the question ‘What information, tools or technology will first-time air travelers in Africa need to make their journeys easy, successful and enjoyable?’. The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation Innovation […]

Kenya has legalized the commercial and private use of drones

Importing, owning, and flying a drone is now legal in Kenya—as long as users operate within the regulations set by civil aviation authorities. In the next six months, unmanned aerial vehicles operated by private citizens, companies, besides the government will be licensed for recreation, commercial, and private activities. The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) gazetted the […]

Africa’s newest startup hubs are expanding beyond its legacy tech markets

Almost 130 tech hubs have opened across Africa in under two years, showcasing a maturing entrepreneurial ecosystem and a rising interest in the potential of local markets. A total of 442 active incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces were recorded on the continent as of early March by the global telecoms industry body GSM Association. That’s a jump from 2016 […]

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