4 May 2017

Sprinting in Sri Lanka with DFS Lab

In a break from summaries of industries in East Africa this post is a quick update about an interesting week that I’ve just spent in Sri Lanka. I was there with Hilda (founder of Pezesha, company I worked with earlier in the year) helping to represent them at a bootcamp for start ups from around […]

26 January 2017

First week back in Kenya

The next chapter in the East African business journey began on the morning of Monday 23rd January as I woke up in Nairobi and walked to “the office” to go “to work”. At the end of 2016 I concluded the tour of the East Africa region by meeting an entrepreneur named Hilda, who was introduced to […]

13 October 2016

How and why mobile money (M-Pesa) works in Kenya

One of the things that quickly becomes apparent after spending more than a day in Kenya is the ubiquity of mobile money. By this I broadly mean using your mobile phone to pay for stuff, something often cited in the UK and elsewhere as the next generation of money which is “surely going to take off next […]