Eight Kenyan fintech startups to keep an eye on

With the 2007 launch of mobile-money transfer service M-Pesa by Vodacom for Safaricom, Kenya has led the world in mobile money.

Inspired by this revolutionary fintech solution — which is used by 30 million users in 10 countries — a crop of expats and Kenyan fintech innovators have picked up the baton and have founded startups that are developing products that promise to democratise financial services on the continent.

Of the 16 startups that operate on the continent that were selected for the Inclusive Fintech 50 Inclusive Fintech 50 initiative, seven are from or conduct business in Kenya (see this story). These include Acre AfricaApollo AgricultureKwaraPezeshaPulaMosabiand Tulaa.

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