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

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)101(+1%)
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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, Kigali and Kamwokya Kampala
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

2 years 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 Cybersecurity Score

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Africa's Talking Online and Social Media Presence

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Africa's Talking Blogs

M-Changa: Enhancing Crowdfunding Experience via SMS, USSD and Airtime!

Streamlining Offline Communications with Africa’s TalkingFundraising is a service that has not only taken off globally, but has also gained traction in the African market by leveraging on the African tradition of sharing and communal support in the completion of projects. It provides opportunities t…

What’s cooking at UX Kitchen?

The UX Kitchen is a fun UX community, based in Nairobi, Kenya whose members enjoy teaching human-centred design.As you may have guessed, the catchy name ‘UX Kitchen’ was indeed inspired by activities that go on in a kitchen. Just like a great meal is usually the result of a variety of ingredients be…

mPartner Spotlight: Redefining Customer Engagement using Mteja

Partner Spotlight: Redefining Customer Engagement using MtejaCustomer engagement is a key driver in business success. It is all about how you interact with your customers. There are various levels of interaction depending on the business model but the end goal is customer satisfaction. A happy custo…

Build a Interactive Voice Response (IVR) application with Africa’s Talking, HapiJS, Docker and…

Build a Interactive Voice Response (IVR) application with Africa’s Talking, HapiJS, Docker and HerokuEditorial Note: This is a JavaScript version of an earlier article. You can check it out if you’re interested in getting started with Africa’s Talking’s Voice platform with Python. It was really fun …

Customer Story: Fenix International Providing Access to Pay-as-you-Go Solar

“We love that Africa’s Talking portal puts us in control of our solutions. This has made deployment of USSD and SMS in our expansion very easy as we can easily prototype, test and deploy on the go.” — Fenix InternationalThere are a lot of impactful solutions that consume our APIs. Over 80% of househ…

How to Transform Agriculture in Africa Using IoT.

IoT use in AgricultureAgriculture in Africa is one of the key economic drivers for the continent. However, despite having large parcels of land for agriculture, our agricultural productivity falls way below the developed world standards. This is because we mostly depend on the natural occurrence of …
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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 101 employees.

  • Who are Africa's Talking competitors?

    Competitors of Africa's Talking include 9mobile, TextNow and Mavenir.

  • 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, Kigali and Kamwokya Kampala.

  • How many offices does Africa's Talking have?

    Africa's Talking has 4 offices.