Nairobi is becoming a hub for expat tech entrepreneurs
Nairobi, Kenya, is the latest destination for young tech entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of major funding opportunities and a unique lifestyle. Since 2010, the city’s transformation into a cosmopolitan hub has resulted in it being a popular choice for talented, young expats who are eager to promote their fledgling startups.
A rapid development in technology has seen Nairobi go from strength to strength in recent years.
In tech markets, barriers to entry are few and far between. Therefore in a place such as Nairobi, where a solid infrastructure to support tech startups is already in place, it is clear why young expats are seizing the opportunity to move here.
A great place to live
There is a close-knit social scene, supportive communities, and a low cost of living, all of which make staying in Nairobi a fantastic choice.
Exciting companies that have already found their feet in Nairobi include Sendy, Kenya’s first on-demand delivery service, and OkHi, a company that is aiming to provide an address to the 4 billion people around the world that don’t have one.
It is not only Nairobi that is booming, venture capital funding for African tech startups across the country reached a record-breaking USD 560 million in 2017, with Kenya receiving 26% of this investment.
So if technology is your thing, why not consider Nairobi as your expat destination of choice?