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Kenya’s Selina Wamucii to expand after it Receives $100K Grant

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Launched in 2015, Selina Wamuciii is a Kenyan Agri-tech mobile-driven B2B startup for sourcing and distributing Fruits From Small-scale farmers. SelinaWamucii made the announcement of the grant it received from Dubai-based Expo Live‘s Innovation Impact Grant Programme.

With an Aim of improving its mobile platform and recruitment of 2000 more farmers.  He added that the startup intends to further develop its platform by adding Swahili and two other dialects. He said although Selina Wamucii has not secured any other investment to date, it was looking to expand its operations to the “European market mainly”.

Selina Wamucii claims that through its USSD platform — which digitizes the entire supply chain without requiring farmers have access to the internet or smartphones — it can “shorten and transform the agriculture supply chain” and in doing so pass efficiency savings on to both smallholder farmers and buyers.

Wahoma would not disclose how much revenue the startup has generated citing that the startup is in ongoing talks with “some prospective investors that limit us from giving out some details”.  Expo Live vice president Yousuf Caires said in a statement yesterday that the Kenyan startup addresses all of Expo 2020 Dubai’s sub-themes, namely: opportunity, mobility, and sustainability.

 

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