What killed Nigeria’s dating site Linda & What you can learn from its untimely...

Launched by ex-Carmudi Nigeria employees, Linda.com.ng, was a dating site which expected to make it easy for singles in Nigeria to find and date...

Nation Media Group’s Nation Hela calls it a day after a miserable three-year run

Nation Media Group’s debit card, National Hela, has been abandoned after operating for nearly four years in space-without customers and merchants who cared about...

ionacloud and the mess conferences do to your unshipped product

ionacloud was never going to ship from day one, and everyone knew it but no one dared ask the team any real infrastructure questions...

Fashion startup Closet49 succumbs after a long-fought battle with cheap new imports

Closet49 was one time Kenya’s only online marketplace for trendy, fashionable, unique and eclectic items but seems to have succumbed to cheap new imports...

Inside the surrender & death of Kenya’s peer-to-peer learning platform Shakili.com

Despite having Dr. Bitange Ndemo, former PS; Ministry of Information & Communications as an advisor and mentor, Shakili.com,  a peer-to-peer learning platform that aimed...

How Kenyan social network Sembuse died before you even signed up

Long in the days of GPRS (2G and 3G) feature phones, ambitious Mbugua Njihia launched Sembuse.com, a Java-based messaging and content platform long before...

Looking at the Untimely Death of BookNow, Kenya’s Uber for Buses

BookNow, a bus booking platform was founded in September of 2013 and headquartered in Nairobi - Kenya, and was the first and only bus...

In loving memory of Cladlight, a Kenyan motorcycle smart jacket startup

Founded by Joseph Muchene, a Certified Public Accountant – Kenya, and Charles Muchene, an Electrical and Electronics Engineer,  Cladlight wanted to develop a smart...

Remembering SafariDesk, Kenya’s Travel Marketplace

Founded in December 2012 and launched in May 2013, SafariDesk was a travel marketplace and vacation booking platform connecting travelers to offers, discounts, and...

Accommodation booking site SleepOut goes to sleep and it might be for good

Launched in Kenya in May 2012, SleepOut.com was an accommodation booking site focused on Africa before Airbnb became known and commonplace on the continent. The...

Trine is raising $3.7m to connect investors to profitable solar energy projects in Africa

TRINE, a crowdfunding investment platform which helps investors locate and fund profitable solar energy projects in developing countries is raising 3,500,000 EUROS ($3.7m) to...

Kenya’s Pesa Zetu entangled in a bitter feud with former employees over unpaid wages

Kenya’s Pesa Zetu, a peer-to-peer lending startup is reportedly entangled in a bitter feud with former employees over unpaid wages and expenses they incurred...

This is What is Wrong With Kenya’s Startup Ecosystem

The once vibrant Silicon Savannah is broken and the hens are not hatching anymore. The eggs in the incubators are heat-boiled and can't hatch...

Ringier Africa & One Africa Media Raise Cash | Merge to Take on Naspers...

 This mid-morning Ringier Africa and One Africa Media (OAM) announced they have agreed to merge their pan-African Classifieds assets to create and grow Africa’s...

Angani co-founders claim to have been defrauded of over $50,000 by investors

The Angani saga still continues. However, this episode is disturbing. The Angani co-founders claim to have been defrauded of over $50,000 in cash and...

Angani co-founders officially fired | Business Back As Usual

Though hundreds of Angani clients are still offline, the firm has announced it has revived 95% of all their operations following a system outage...

Irokotv Reportedly Laying Off Top Executives, Hundreds Others Axed

Hundreds of jobs are being axed at Nollywood content providers, iROKO Partners quietly as the firm aims to move into profitability, cut down its...

CEO Weekends: Are incubators really necessary for entrepreneurs?

By Yann LE BEUX – Catalyst CTIC Dakar It is not easy for most people to understand the daily job of supporting tech entrepreneurs in...

Don’t Cry for Ghafla!

A family is having a conversation after dinner. On national TV a respected business reporter is interviewing an octopus-like business woman. Confused, Tim, a...

The Worrying State of Kenya’s Startup Ecosystem

Flash backwards. The year is 2007. Kenya is the premier country, globally to successfully pilot and launch mobile money transfers via (Vodacom) Safaricom’s M-PESA....

MIH Africa CEO Leaves | Naspers to Shut Down African Operations

Naspers/MIH Africa is reportedly planning to close down its African classifieds operations to allow the giant media group to focus on e-tail sites and...

Inside Kenya’s Online Brothels

It’s a few past one in the morning. A man leaves a bar in Nairobi’s CBD to his car, parked safely a yard away....

The Rise & Rise of Kenya’s Kopo Kopo

When M-Pesa launched in 2007, many Kenyans didn’t give a fuss about it, it was just a convenient money transfer service, more convenient than the services...

The Gospel According To PesaTalk | Angels, VC’s, Acqui-Hires Vs Bootstrapping Part I

This post is not anything to do with traffic; advertising is not part of our business model but if you want to know-we act...

PesaTalk To Close Shop | This Is What You Will Miss

  PesaTalk, a Kenyan web news startup founded in March 2012 might close shop the end of this month if no investor is found to...