Empowering Private Education in Kenya: The Jackfruit Finance Revolution

  • April 12, 2024
  • Admin
  • Uncategorized

Humble Beginners School is based in the Kangemi neighbourhood and has 137 pupils. The school has been consistently growing in pupil numbers. They needed funds to build a few more classrooms to accommodate their ever-increasing size and upgrade their existing classrooms … This is the classic tale of many low-fee private schools in Kenya. These […]

Revolutionize COD Verification with WhatsApp Business: Unveiling Bonga CX API Platform

  • March 5, 2024
  • Admin
  • VBAN

Revolutionize COD Verification with WhatsApp Business: Unveiling Bonga CX API Platform In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, optimizing Cash on Delivery (COD) order verification is paramount for customer satisfaction and operational efficiency. Today, WhatsApp Business is a game-changer in customer communication. In this blog post, we’ll explore the immense value of integrating WhatsApp Business for […]

Revolutionizing Healthcare Access: How Teleradiology can Bridge the Gap

  • February 5, 2024
  • Admin
  • VBAN

In continuing with our portfolio series, we shine the spotlight on Rology. Renowned for its groundbreaking advancements in healthcare. Rology has consistently pushed the boundaries of telemedicine. Join us as we explore the key elements that make Rology stand out in our diverse portfolio lineup. Two-thirds of the world’s population lacks access to medical imaging […]

Global Perspectives, Local Dynamics: Lessons from Latitude59 Kenya Edition and Estonia’s Startup Ecosystem

  • December 22, 2023
  • Admin
  • VBAN

The recent Latitude59 Kenya Edition event, facilitated by the Kenya-Estonia partnership, fostered a rich learning environment where global perspectives seamlessly merged with local dynamics. East Africa’s “Secret Sauce” The event provided a platform for thought leaders like Dario Giuliani, Founder & Director of Briter Intelligence, to share valuable insights into Kenya’s investment appeal. According to […]

Modern Community Management: Embracing Technology for Enhanced Efficiency and Security

  • December 5, 2023
  • Admin
  • VBAN

In this inaugural VBAN Portfolio Series spotlight, we turn our attention to VENCO Africa, a company harnessing the power of technology to elevate living experiences in residential and commercial communities across the continent. With a footprint spanning Nigeria and Ghana and an eye on Kenya’s bustling market, VENCO’s innovative solutions are already transforming how people […]

VBAN Portfolio Series: Unveiling the Stories of Innovation

  • November 28, 2023
  • Admin
  • VBAN

Innovation and impact are the cornerstones of success in the dynamic world of startups. At VBAN, we are proud to support a diverse array of early-stage companies that embody these qualities, each striving to make a meaningful difference in their respective industries. Through the VBAN Portfolio Series, we embark on a journey to uncover the […]

Startup Growth: Go Big, Go Slow, or Find Balance?

  • October 16, 2023
  • Admin
  • Consulting

In recent years, several startups ditched the disciplined approach to growth and went for the growth-at-all-costs model. Examples such as Sendy and Twiga, among others, are a testament to this. With this “Go Big or Go Home” approach, characterized by Reid Hoffman’s book “Blitz Scaling,” those who have not yet achieved sustainability now have to make significant changes to […]

Portfolio Management and Structure in Early-Stage Tech

  • August 24, 2023
  • Admin
  • VBAN

EARLY-STAGE TECH AS AN ASSET CLASS Exiting from early-stage investments just doesn’t happen. There is a wide range of possible outcomes. It is a result of continuous knowledge and preparation and readiness that secures optimal outcomes for the angel investor. Failing to plan becomes planning to fail. An angel investor thus, must have extensive knowledge […]

Understanding Business Due Diligence for tech startups: Demystifying Problem & Solution Fit

  • July 12, 2023
  • Admin
  • Angel Investors

In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive business landscape, tech startups are emerging at an unprecedented rate. While these ventures hold immense potential for disruptive innovation and substantial returns, they also face significant risks, making due diligence crucial. Conducting thorough due diligence helps investors make informed decisions and enables tech startups to identify potential pitfalls and […]

Jurisdictions, Tax Incentives, and Costs in Angel Investing

  • June 14, 2023
  • Admin
  • Angel Investors

Angel investing is a global phenomenon, and there are numerous jurisdictions worldwide that support and encourage angel investing. Determining the ideal jurisdiction for angel investing is subjective and depends on various factors, including personal preferences, industry focus, network accessibility, and specific investment opportunities. Conducting thorough research and seeking professional advice are recommended to make informed […]