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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5 Learning Points from Adventures’ decade in investing

I have been reading a bit on the journey of Adventures, a fund that invests in family-owned businesses in North America, which is detailed in their article titled A decade in reflection. The article reflects on their ten-year journey to 2017 and delivers on some delicious nuggets of wisdom for any student of investing. Here are my five points from the article.

Knowing that you do not know everything:

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Readings Digest 7.12.17: I Bought Some Bitcoin

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Bitcoin price has skyrocketed this year

I finally did buy me some Bitcoin! Not a lot but just enough to get me a piece of the Bitmania. I just opened an account at Blockchain.com and after a few easy steps, the account was up and running. I bought 0.002 Bitcoin. Who knew, you do not have to purchase a full bitcoin but a fraction of it?

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Readings Digest 17.11.17: Communicate Clearly

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Men vs Women: Women tend to take less risk when investing

Reflection: 

The inspiration for this week’s reflection is Tom brakke’s book Letters to a young analyst. It contains many nuggets of wisdom for the aspiring investment professional. Tom writes a series of letters to a young professional (Tim), one of which is on learning to communicate clearly.

“Too often, those who analyze investments are unable to communicate their ideas very well.” The ability to communicate clearly and succinctly is essential in Continue reading “Readings Digest 17.11.17: Communicate Clearly”