Startups in Kenya list 2022 list of promising startups

Startups in Kenya list 2022 list of promising startups – The Covid-19 pandemic had a huge impact on startups and businesses in Kenya,  Businesses across the country saw their supply chains interrupted, but at the year 2022 businesses and startups in Kenya are getting right on track. We have sampled you some of the most promising list of startups in Kenya updated!

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Startups in Kenya list 2022 list of promising startups


M-Kopa is an African connected asset financing platform that provides underbanked customers in Africa to essential products including solar lighting, televisions, fridges, smartphones & financial services. M-Kopa was launched commercially in 2012 and is headquartered in Nairobi. Founders: Nick Hughes, Chad Larson, Jesse Moore

M-kopa products


Glovo is a Spanish quick-commerce start-up founded in Barcelona in 2015. It is an on-demand courier service that purchases, picks up, and delivers products ordered through its mobile app. It offers multiple services with food delivery being the most popular. The company was founded by Oscar Pierre and Sacha Michaud.

Twiga foods

Twiga Foods is a mobile-based supply platform for small- and medium-sized fruit and vegetable vendors. Twiga Foods staff register farmers on the app. Farmers only need a feature phone to receive harvest receipts. Twiga Foods sends farmers an SMS receipt and settlement is completed within 24 hours using mobile money. Founder twiga foods Peter Njonjo

Copia global

Copia is a platform that offers you a service to get a variety of quality, affordable goods upcountry conveniently in 2 – 4 days Tim Steel, Crispin Murira and Tracey Turner, co-founders of Copia, emerged successfully from the process to become the latest Africa-focused entrepreneurs to join the network


Trusted by millions, Tala offers fast growing mobile loans up to KSh 30,000 with fees as low as 4%. Shivani Siroya is the founder and chief executive officer of Tala, a smartphone lending app. She founded the app in 2011 to offer instant credit scores to people in underrepresented markets such as Kenya, Tanzania, India, and the Philippines.


d. light is a global leader in social transformation by making transformative products available and affordable to low-income families. Most of the customers they serve don’t have access to reliable power or financing, Co-founders Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun have partnered together to lead d.light for nearly ten years

C squared

“CSquared is a technology company, making commercially driven investments into broadband-enabling infrastructure throughout Africa. When it comes to Internet access, abundant, affordable broadband can transform communities and help people make the most of opportunities online. By investing in internet infrastructure and making it available to local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and mobile network operators (MNOs), CSquared helps bring high-quality broadband access to Africa’s major cities.” CSquared operates as an independent company located in Nairobi, Kenya.


Sokowatch enables small shop owners to restock essential goods at the tap of a button. Using a basic mobile phone, shop owners send Sokowatch their orders and local, salaried Sokowatch agents fulfill the orders from central distribution hubs, delivering them in two hours or less. Daniel Yu is the founder and Global CEO of Sokowatch. Prior to founding Sokowatch, Daniel worked as a software developer for several early-stage startups in the US and attended the University of Chicago where he focused on International Studies and Linguistics before dropping out.

Greenlight planet

Greenlight Planet, Inc. (active under the brand name SunKing) is one of the leading providers of Off-Grid solar lanterns and home systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in addition has a global footprint in direct sales through various partners.

Today, 1.8 billion people are living without reliable access to an electric grid. Without electricity, most are left to light their homes with kerosene, an unsafe and expensive pollutant, or to walk miles just to charge their mobile phones, find a place to study, or finish their day’s work. Put simply: People need reliable light to reach their full potential. Secure off-grid power helps people live safer and more productive lives.

Gro intelligence

The mission of Gro Intelligence is lofty. Sara Menker, the company’s founder and CEO, says its goal is to provide tools to help confront “two of the biggest challenges we face as humanity: food security and climate change.” Gro ingests and analyzes over 650 trillion data points from more than 40,000 sources—crop forecasts, satellite images, topography


Kenyan based Amitruck is a startup that allows transporters (owners of motorbikes, pick-ups, vans and trucks) to find and connect with customers through a mobile app. The company was started in October 2018 by Mark Mwangi. Their mission? ”To bring trust and transparency back to transport. We aim to connect every cargo owner with interested transporters in a transparent, efficient and secure manner then let them set their own terms”


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