Strachan Matranga, H., Bhattacharyya, B., & Baird, R. (2017). Breaking the Pattern: Getting Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs to Scale in India and East Africa. Village Capital.

AO: This 2017 report has been particularly influential in the Kenyan technology space and continues to be cited in conversations regarding race, tech capital and privilege. The key finding that created a big buzz and is primarily what is referred to when people mention "The Village Capital...Read more

Nzekwe, H. (2020, August 17). Kenya Hunts Foreign-Owned Tech Startups With 30% Local Ownership Law. Wee Tracker.

This blog post builds on ongoing discussions in the Nairobi tech space where race-based privilege is being increasingly articulated to describe the unequal playing ground that black Kenyan founders and white expatriate founders face when looking for start-up capital. This post focuses on the 30...Read more

AOk. mixed race marriages still notable.

This encounter illustrates how, despite the diverse racial make-up of Nairobi residents, mixed race marriages (Black-White) are still met with surprise. I am constantly surprised that it is...Read more

AOk. Mzungu face.

C mentioned that the Black Kenyan male founders she was helping realized after doing some market research that the market believed that it was a white/mzungu (Swahili for foreigner) founder...Read more

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