WiFi? Why Not.

Michael Seibel first took note of the Nigerian startup Tizeti at a conference he attended in Lagos in September, 2016. Seibel is CEO of YC, Y Combinator’s startup accelerator program. YC, headquartered in Silicon Valley, had invested in Nigerian companies before, and Seibel had traveled to Lagos at the…

WiFi? Why Not.

Aerial Agriculture

China is facing a serious problem on its farmlands. Contamination from industrial, mining, and agricultural activities is affecting soil quality on the country’s arable land so severely that nearly 20 percent of China’s arable land is no longer farmable, according to a 2014 survey by China’s Ministry…

Aerial Agriculture

Mukuru’s Modern Kitchens

Looking back, Fausto Marcigot says he has been to about a half dozen tea parties in Mukuru. Mukuru is a large informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, home to roughly 750,000 people, and it is where all of PayGo Energy customers are based. Marcigot, PayGo’s engineering lead, was always…

Mukuru’s Modern Kitchens