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Carey Eaton to be Burried Friday | His Memorial Fund to Invest in Startups

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carey-eaton-one-africaCarey Eaton’s burial is set for Friday June 13th in Nairobi with thousands expected to attend to pay their last respects to Africa’s internet businessman, mentor and friend.

The funeral is set for Friday at Nairobi Baptist Church on Ngong rd and the service will begin at 10am.

According to a report by our friends at AimGroup friends, family and the OAM are setting up a Carey Eaton Memorial Trust to help build internet startups in Africa with scholarships and funding to invest in similar ventures“to keep his vision alive”.

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Eaton 41 passed away Thursday June 5 and left behind a wife and four children and over 600 employees in his company One Africa Media, spread across Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda and several other countries on the continent.

Carey was a close friend to the TechMoran team and to just almost everyone in Africa tech scene. He founded Cheki in 2011 in Nairobi then began expanding it across Africa. He was also behind East Africa biggest job ad site BrighterMonday as well as Jobberman in Nigeria.He recently invested in BuyRentKenya and launched StayNow in Kenya.

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He was formerly the CIO of the Australian classified group SEEK. who are also investors in One Africa Media.

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Sam Wakoba
Sam Wakobahttp://techmoran.com
Taking you on tour through Africa's tech and business ecosystem, one story at a time since 2010! Based out of Nairobi, Kenya, Sam is the founder and managing director of Moran Media, which runs  TechMoran.com, various other digital platforms and a startup incubation hub for Kenya's youthful entrepreneurs. Drop me a mail at [email protected]

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