Taz Technologies secures KES 1.7m funding from Afritech accelerator


Kenya’s Taz Technologies, the startup behind digital addressing solution, Mpost, has been selected among 10 African tech startups that each secured Sh1.7 million ($17,500) in funding, as well as access to partners and mentors.

The startup was the only one selected from Kenya to participate in the Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTech, a multi-corporate backed accelerator programme. The programme, which launched in 2010, scouts for top-tier tech startups to join the three-month accelerator. The three-month accelerator programme starts on August 13.

Other startups selected include, financial savings platform Akiba Digital, rewards app Brandbook Analytics, mobility-as-a-service platform Lüla, and micro-savings solution Prospa from South Africa, goal-based savings product Bankly Technologies, credit access startup CredPal and digital bank Kudimoney from Niger Ivory Coast, Ghana and Kenya are represented by MPost respectively.

“You are here because your solution is market-ready and the sponsors want to work with you starting from today,” said Startupbootcamp AfriTech Co-founder Philip Kiracofe during the announcement of the selected startups. Mpost recently introduced a pick-n-drop feature allowing seamless delivery of items.