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Lightbend Podcast: AI, Startups, And Tech Culture In Kenya

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Recently I sat down with a very special guest by the name of Kitawa Wemo (Kiki). She is the founder of Mama Ventures, a women-led growth accelerator based in Nairobi, Kenya. We discussed the IT sector in Kenya, how venture capital, industrial trends, Artificial Intelligence, and culture play a role in how technological growth happens in a part of the world that some listeners may know little about. It was a very invigorating conversation, and if some of you feel like visiting Kenya after listening to Kiki's description of the scene, it wouldn't be surprising.

Find out more about Kiki's initiatives at, and connect on Twitter at @kikiwemo and @mama_ventures.



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