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We’ve grown into new offices

The team in Kenya have moved! We opened the doors to our new East African headquarters on Monday, February 1st, 2016. The new office is located in Nairobi's central business district of Westlands, the technological and creative hub of Kenya and wider East Africa region. The move will aid our continued growth across East [...]

January 22nd, 2016|Kwanji|0 Comments

GMC Kenya partners with Kwanji

Kwanji has partnered with the Global Management Challenge (GMC) in Kenya through Greener Pastures Limited. The world’s largest management and strategy competition, the GMC has been running for 35 years and is now present in over 30 countries. The GMC provides university students right through to company managers with out-of-the-box training that improves [...]

January 11th, 2016|Kwanji|0 Comments

Breaking the Monopolies of Banks in the Emerging Markets

German Vegarra, is the former Africa Regional Head and Associate Director of International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Services Department. Part of World Bank’s private sector arm, German supported private sector growth, innovation, and job creation in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Following on from our initial conversation earlier in the year, we sat [...]

January 11th, 2016|Kwanji|1 Comment

Meet the team: Leslie Onyesoh, CEO & Founder

Leslie is passionate about removing the hurdles to international trade and empowering emerging market businesses. We recently sat down with him to discuss entrepreneurship, what led him to become the creative and dynamic force behind Kwanji and, what we can expect from the team in 2016. Kwanji is an emerging market B2B [...]

January 11th, 2016|Kwanji|0 Comments

Grow Your Business Globally With Kwanji

Kwanji is an emerging market B2B payment specialist positioned to become the driving platform facilitating trade payments to, from and between the emerging markets. Join today to better protect and increase your business bottom line. Sign Up Today!

January 5th, 2016|Kwanji|0 Comments

Meet The Team: Henning von Spreckelsen, Kwanji Advisory Board

We recently sat down for a chat with Kwanji Advisory Board member Henning von Spreckelsen. Henning is an entrepreneur and Sainsbury Management Fellow. An expert in the fields of marketing, finance and strategy, he is also Chief Executive of Shere Investment and a Non-Executive Director at Square Rig. Kwanji is an emerging [...]

January 5th, 2016|Kwanji, Team|0 Comments

If You Build It, They Will Come…

It's an old yet inspirational adage, 'If you build it, they will come.' Not often used in the world of minimum viable products, lean methodologies and streamlined marketing campaigns; it feels particularly relevant after a new client recently got in contact. The story played out like this. A sophisticated international investor was looking to invest [...]

December 21st, 2015|Kwanji|0 Comments

How Kwanji Can Help Accountants Active In Emerging Markets

Poor oversight of FX can directly impact your client’s efficiency One of the most pressing concerns for accountants is in recognising how a client can best manage their foreign exchange (FX) requirements. Retaining effective control of FX commitments is essential for organisations of all sizes when engaged in cross-border international trade. It goes [...]

December 16th, 2015|Kwanji|0 Comments

Fintech has yet to reach the emerging markets

Kwanji CEO & founder, Leslie Onyesoh, explains how the growth of fintech in the emerging markets can help spur global growth. Fintech disruption and the process of ‘unbundling the banks’ are the new financial sector mantras. That said, outside the ‘mobile payments boom’ there has been little impactful disruption for businesses across the [...]

December 7th, 2015|Kwanji|0 Comments

Crowdfunding Update: 80% Funded!

Our crowdfunding campaign recently launched in November. We've partnered with Syndicate Room, utilizing their comprehensive equity crowdfunding platform to handle investment. The campaign has been live for 20 days and we're proud to announce that we've already achieved 80% of our funding goal. Building upon Kwanji's successful launch in Kenya, we’re continuing to grow our in-country [...]

December 1st, 2015|Kwanji|0 Comments