Africa's Talking

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Africa's Talking is an information technology company, providing communication solutions. The Company offers bulk SMS, short codes and premium SMS, USSD and MMS, as well as customized mobile messaging solutions for individuals, businesses and developers. It provides access to SMS ShortCodes, a four digit short code that allows receiving revenue through sending of SMSes to the user’s number; and a mini-API that allows the user to access data from SMSLeopard, an email approach to SMS.

HQNairobi, KE
Employee Ratings4.2

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Employees (est.) (Sep 2019)112

Key People/Management at Africa's Talking

Samuel Gikandi

Samuel Gikandi

Co-Founder and CEO
Anthony Thuku

Anthony Thuku

Bilha Ndirangu

Bilha Ndirangu

Christine Namara

Christine Namara

Commercial Operations Lead
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Africa's Talking Office Locations

Africa's Talking has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, Kamwokya Kampala and Kigali
Nairobi, KE (HQ)
Galana Plaza, 7th Floor, Galana Road, off Argwings Kodhek
Lagos, NG
249 Herbert Macaulay Way
Kigali, RW
8 KG 7 Ave Kacyiru,Kigali Telecom House, 6th Floor
Kamwokya Kampala, UG
Africa's Talking Hive Colab 4th Floor Kanjokya House Plot 90 Kanjokya Street
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Africa's Talking Financials and Metrics

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Africa's Talking total Funding

$14.6 m

Africa's Talking latest funding size

$8.60 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Africa's Talking investors

Africa's Talking's latest funding round in April 2018 was reported to be $8.6 m. In total, Africa's Talking has raised $14.6 m
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Africa's Talking Online and Social Media Presence

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Customer Stories: Echomobile

Customer Success Story: Echo MobileOne of the big hurdles when coming up with a business is creating valuable partnerships with your existing clients. These are clients who will help you make your product and processes better while you empower them grow their businesses. For us, one of these partner…

Use Case: A Loan Application Using USSD, SMS and Payments

Mwanzi’s friend showing him how to use the USSD app.In Africa, micro-lending is a huge component of how people access money. According to Orange Digital Ventures- Credit scoring and mobile digital microcredit in Africa Report, lack of access to these credit facilities have led to many informal lendi…

Use Case: Running Promotions Using Voice and Airtime.

Voice as a technology has been around since phones came into existence. It offers a medium that easily gives conversations situational context. You can easily identify the emotions of the person on the other end of the line depending on how they speak to you.From a business perspective, this means t…

Using Voice and USSD to Bank Africa’s Unbanked Population

Banking Africa’s Unbanked PopulationFarmer using a phone Pic by Neil PalmerWhat do we mean when we talk about Africa’s unbanked population?These are adults who do not use formal banks or semi-formal microfinance institutions to save or borrow money.Only 35% of Africa’s population has access to finan…

Call-centre tutorial: part 3

In the last part of this series, we gave our callcenter queueing capabilities. In this episode, we’ll look at the cli branch of our reference callcenter implementation. If you’ve cloned the repo:git checkout cliPicture this scenario:Alice and Bob are operators in a callcenter. John, a client, calls …

Call-centre tutorial: part 2

In the last instalment, we looked at the master branch of our reference callcenter implementation.The shortcoming of that implementation is that it does not queue subsequent callers when all operators are busy.Today we’ll switch over to the enqueue branch, which handles queueing and dequeueing of ca…
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Africa's Talking Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Africa's Talking founded?

    Africa's Talking was founded in 2010.

  • Who are Africa's Talking key executives?

    Africa's Talking's key executives are Samuel Gikandi, Anthony Thuku and Bilha Ndirangu.

  • How many employees does Africa's Talking have?

    Africa's Talking has 112 employees.

  • Who are Africa's Talking competitors?

    Competitors of Africa's Talking include Mavenir, Vonage and SendHub.

  • Where is Africa's Talking headquarters?

    Africa's Talking headquarters is located at Galana Plaza, 7th Floor, Galana Road, off Argwings Kodhek, Nairobi.

  • Where are Africa's Talking offices?

    Africa's Talking has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, Kamwokya Kampala and Kigali.

  • How many offices does Africa's Talking have?

    Africa's Talking has 4 offices.