Africa's Talking Ltd (IFC-39771)

  • Kenya
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 11, 2017
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  • Communications
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 6.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 15, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 6, 2017

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Project Description
Africa’s Talking Ltd. (“the Company” or “AT”) is a leading pan-African provider of Communication Platform as-a-Service (cPAAS) solutions focused on the fast-growing developer community in Africa. AT caters to the growing digitization of services and mobile-first trend in Africa by enabling high growth African companies to better communicate and engage with their customers. The Company provides a cloud-based platform that enables developers across Africa to integrate messaging, voice, and video communications capabilities into their apps via its self-provisioning, unified access, and easy-to-use application programming interface (“API). AT serves as a bridge between mobile network operators (“MNOs”) and developers, offering access to locally relevant MNO services/means of communications such as SMS (bulk and premium), USSD, Short codes, Airtime, Voice, Real-Time Communication, Sender IDs, Keywords, and mobile money.
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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