Africa's Talking

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Africa's Talking is a technology infrastructure company that specializes in creating APIs that developers can build on. Its current APIs are SMS, USSD, Airtime, Voice, IoT.

HQNairobi, KE
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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)105(-3%)
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Key People/Management at Africa's Talking

Samuel Gikandi

Samuel Gikandi

Group CEO / CEO AT Labs
Anthony Thuku

Anthony Thuku

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Africa's Talking Office Locations

Africa's Talking has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, Kigali, Dar es Salaam and in 1 other location
Nairobi, KE (HQ)
Mbabane Rd
Lagos, NG
249 Herbert Macaulay Way
Kigali, RW
3rd floor, Grand Pension Plaza, 2 KN 3 Ave
Dar es Salaam, TZ
Tanzanite Park, 7th Floor, Bagamoyo Rd
Kampala, UG
John Babiha (Acacia) Ave
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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

$8.6 m

Time since last funding

3 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 Operating Metrics

Feb, 2021

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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

Press Release: Africa’s Talking C.E.O Bilha Ndirangu Steps Down After 7 Years Of Leadership

Nairobi, Kenya, 14th June 2021 — After a successful 7-year tenure, Bilha Ndirangu will be stepping down as Africa’s Talking CEO to pursue other interests on the continent. Bilha will continue to serve on the board of directors and Co-Founder, Samuel Gikandi, will take up his previous role as CEO.Pri…

M-Shule: Using SMS to Shape The Future of Education

More than 85% of Africa’s population works in the informal economy, and nearly 87% of African children and youth are in learning poverty. Although easy, impactful, and relevant skill-building tools and resources could help households improve their opportunities for success, they are difficult to pro…

Women in leadership: Driving Innovation in a COVID-19 world

Women in Leadership: Driving Innovation in a COVID-19 worldLeadership in the wake of a pandemic — Bring your seat to the table!The theme this year was #ChooseToChallenge, commemorating ‘Women in leadership achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.’ The pandemic compounded vulnerabilities and ex…

Women in Technology: Raise Your Hand & Be Counted!

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge!Choosing to Challenge The Status QuoAs we commemorate International Women’s Day, we’re choosing to celebrate the incredible superwomen at Africa’s Talking (AT). These ladies have taken great strides in helping accelerate the AT dream of e…

Implementing equality in the workplace.

Implementing Equality in the Workplace.Fostering an inclusive culture in the workplace requires the involvement of all parties- employees and management. However, for inclusivity to be actualised, senior management needs to lead by demonstrating why equality in the workplace matters.We had a convers…

From campus coding to being part of the team at Africa’s Talking.

From Campus Coding to Engineering at Africa’s Talking.Tony Kimathi - Software Engineer.Tony Kimathi, a software engineer on our team, reminisces on a fond memory from his university days and shares why he enjoys facilitating training sessions for developers.One Saturday morning in my second undergra…
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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 and Anthony Thuku.

  • How many employees does Africa's Talking have?

    Africa's Talking has 105 employees.

  • Who are Africa's Talking competitors?

    Competitors of Africa's Talking include 9mobile, OneContact and On Call Centre.

  • Where is Africa's Talking headquarters?

    Africa's Talking headquarters is located at Mbabane Rd, Nairobi.

  • Where are Africa's Talking offices?

    Africa's Talking has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, Kigali, Dar es Salaam and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does Africa's Talking have?

    Africa's Talking has 5 offices.