Kenyan and Irish tech firms have announced new major tech deals as part of an Irish trade delegation programme organised by Ireland’s trade and innovation agency, Enterprise Ireland.
The major partnerships and deals being announced are:
- PiPiT which announced a combined €2 million partnership with Cellulant, a Kenyan digital payments platform and Tawakal, a Kenyan bank. PiPiT is a secure and private online payment platform which helps migrants transfer cash and pay bills overseas at a fraction of the cost and time taken by more traditional international payments providers.
PiPiT partners with a number of different payment platforms to provide its service, such as Hygiea Health Insurance in Nigeria and ImpalaPay in Kenya, with thousands of migrants from these and other countries using their service to pay their bills back home.
PiPiT banking is partnering with banks in developing countries, including Kenya, to use their Collection Network to enable overseas customers to lodge money to their bank accounts back home through the UK Post Office for example. Kenyan’s living in UK can lodge cash to their home accounts with banks such as Tawakal via PiP iT in the UK (as opposed to remitting cash).
Through PiPiT’s partnership with Cellulant, the company will be able to offer Kenyan’s/East African’s living abroad the ability to pay bills at home, shop online on Kenyan sites, lodge cash to bank accounts at home and convert cash into mobile money.
- Anam Technologies expands into Kenya with new African Headquarters. On the back of significant contract wins in Africa over the past 12 months, Anam Technologies has opened its Anam Africa headquarters in Nairobi. Working through successful global partnerships with MTN, Orange and Sinch, Anam has already secured 22 networks across 19 countries in Africa including Eqypt, Cameroon, Nigeria, Morocco and DRC.
Targeted at Mobile Operators, Anam supplies Messaging solutions focused on A2P revenue growth, security & groupwide efficiencies and is a global leader in the field largely due to the company’s unique combination of Independence, Expertise, Technology & its proven track record in delivering results for clients.
- Social Media experts Leading Social partner with Oracle. Leading Socials partnership with Oracle has expanded into Kenya with the signing of the partnership taking place in Nairobi this week. With many workforce’s digital skills gaps widening fast, Leading Social provide digital marketing training worldwide to counteract this. Whatever digital marketing obstacles a business faces, Leading Social training solutions offers learning and development initiatives that upskill teams and partners, in order to improve the customer journey, driving better quality leads and generate more revenue.
Welcoming the new deals and partnerships between Kenyan and Irish companies, Irish Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said: “I am delighted to be in Kenya for this important trade mission to strengthen trade ties between Kenya and Ireland. Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and there are great partnership opportunities for Kenyan and Irish companies, which is very much reflected in the significant deals announced today. Irish companies are known the world over as being innovative and trusted partners and we hope to bring this ‘Irish Advantage’ to Kenya, seeing more Irish companies invest, grow and partner here.”
Fred Klinkenberg, Enterprise Ireland’s Country Manager for South Africa said: “Enterprise Ireland is focused on steadily growing partnerships between Irish and Kenyan companies. The breadth of deals announced today very much reflect the opportunities for partnership and deliver mutual benefit for the Kenyan and Irish economies in terms of business and employment growth. The Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Kenya this week will focus on providing Irish companies with a spotlight in Kenya and strengthening ties with existing and new Kenyan partners.”