A Cup of Chai with Ham Serunjogi

I created a small group in Whats App to host entrepreneurs and investors who have a passion for Africa in order to discuss and address common issues, share ideas and spur each other on. Occasionally, we try to invite an external speaker to come to speak to the group.

Last week, we hosted Ham Serunjogi, the Co-founder of Chipper Cash, an intra-Africa money transfer service.  Ham is from Uganda and went to school at Aga Khan, Mombasa, Kenya (I am proudly Kenyan 😉). Late last year, Chipper Cash raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation from Bezos Expeditions (the personal VC fund of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos).

Here is the audio recording of parts of the event. We cover the issues surrounding payments in Africa and how Chipper Cash is going about to solve these issues.

Also available on Spotify.

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A Cup of Chai with Muthuri Kinyamu

In this blog series, we sit down with inspiring influencers and get to ask them personal questions and listen and learn a bit about their journey and reflections.

This second post features Muthuri Kinyamu, the co-founder of Turnup.travel, a tour operator & travel concierge company that provides bespoke travel packages for the modern-day traveller in East Africa. We studied with him at the University of Nairobi school of business where his entrepreneurial skills were already evident. He is a founding member of Mettā in Nairobi, a networking club and hub for entrepreneurs based in Nairobi and has previous worked at VC firm Nest.

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A Cup of Chai with Job Muriuki

I have started a new blog series called A cup of Chai where we sit down with inspiring influencers and get to ask them personal questions and hear the stories and just learn from the best. If you know someone whom we should feature here, send me an email on ekmokaya@gmail.com and we will try get them here. We just want to learn from the best.

This week, I sat down with Job K. Muriuki, the CEO of Momentum Credit, a private micro-financing company. I met Job at a networking event in Nairobi. He is as lively as he is inspiring. He has previously worked at Centum, a listed Kenyan investment company. Momentum credit was launched in 2017 and now serves around 1000 clients by offering them alternative lending services including factoring.

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