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  • Startup Designers – what do they do, and why is it important?

    Startup Designers – what do they do, and why is it important?

    May 23rd, 2014

    It’s difficult to ignore that designers have a massive role to play in the evolution of the web and the next generation of web products. Designers have co-founded startups like Kickstarter and Airbnb, and it was a designer who made the smartphone experience as memorable as it is today. It makes sense to get designers…

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Some of our startups

  • Apex Peak

    Apex Peak

    Web based short term working capital finance platform.

  • Graphflow

    Graphflow

    Product, user and content recommendations as a service. Graphflow’s recommendation engine matches users with products, allowing our clients to present their users with the most relevant content at the right time.

  • Ghafla!

    Ghafla!

    Kenyas biggest, hottest and most controversial celebrity entertainment site. Banned at Universities. Loved by Kenyans.

88mph in Media

  • FastCo

    "With the continent's economy poised for rapid growth, 88mph is hoping to encourage the entrepreneurs of the "African diaspora" to return to their roots...After decades in the doldrums, the continent’s GDP grew 5% annually between 2000 and 2008"

  • FT

    “88mph invests in tech startups that rely on internet access via mobile phone. They’re backing everything from scratch cards to download music, paying your rent at the touch of a button and browsing for the latest fashions online.”

  • The Economist

    “In Nairobi they have plenty of talent to choose from…Investors are piling in…Down the street is 88mph, a seed fund and incubator that launched earlier this year.”

  • BBC

    “Some of the simple technologies in Kenya, while effective, are designed to address problems that are only really found in the developing world. But one place in Kenya – known as “88mph” – has greater high-tech aspirations.”

"The entrepreneurial idea that carries on, and brings profits, is precisely that idea which did not occur to the majority.

The prize goes only to those dissenters who do not let themselves be misled by the errors accepted by the multitude."

Ludvig von Mises