Kenyan telco Safaricom’s Alpha incubator faces uncertain future
Monday, October 21, 2019
By Jake Bright
Safaricom’s Nairobi-based Alpha innovation incubator may have an uncertain future, according to sources.
With two high-level departures, and the passing of Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore, there are questions on how or if Alpha will continue to operate.
The space was established in 2017 to spur new product development for Safaricom, which is Kenya’s largest mobile operator and the provider of M-Pesa — East Africa’s most used mobile-money product.
As TechCrunch reported, one of the first objectives of Alpha was to build upon the success of M-Pesa.