African start-ups to watch in 2017

Africa is experiencing a perfect storm of young people, maturing education systems & business start ups, and growing mobile phone services and use. Disrupt Africa highlights the most potential startups to watch in 2017 and listed among them is Instabug

Launched in 2012, Egypt’s Instabug isn’t exactly new to the scene. However, 2016 saw the startup up its game, comestart ups out of a four-year beta phase, and make some serious waves. Instabug allows users to offer feedback from within

apps to report bugs and issues with the product.

Tunisia’s RoamSmart’s solutions launched in 2012 aim to assist mobile operators to manage their roaming businesses more efficiently; helping operators to optimise workflows and monetise existing roaming sources through an automated data reporting and analysis platform.

Kenyan career development startup Fuzu only launched in late 2015 provides a one-stop career development platform, which aims to allow users to learn new skills and find jobs regardless of their levels of education. The platform provides career counselling, learning solutions and information about open positions and industry updates, providing support and guidance at different stages of user’s career.

Tanzania’s Jamii is our next tip from East Africa. Launched in January 2015, Jamii offers a mobile micro-health insurance product for the low income and informal sector. The startup has built a mobile policy management platform that performs all the administration activities of an insurer, and allows users to access cheap insurance via USSD. All the startups indicate that Africa is on its way to major global innovations and transformations. Read More

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