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  • 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"

  • TNW

    “Great Scott! Kenyan accelerator 88mph has signed a partnership with Google for Africa. The company says that it hopes to work with the tech giant to ‘fill the gaps of the nascent startup ecosystem’ on the continent.”

  • VentureBeat

    “Offering capital is a necessary part of moving the businesses into the next stage of their lifecycle. 88mph’s approach is to make a large number of small investments, creating a more robust environment for entrepreneurs and investors alike.”

  • TechCrunch

    “There’s clearly been a proliferation of coworking spaces and tech incubators around Sub-Saharan Africa over the last 3-5 years. Accelerators linked with funds are a more recent phenomenon: 88mph takes a minimum 10-15 investments per year.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

Other Selected Press

Videos

FUTURE OF TECH STARTUPS IN AFRICA

Video by MWEB

88mph Cape Town Demo Day

Founder Kresten Buch on CNBC, part 1

Founder Kresten Buch on CNBC, part 2

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