Forbes names top African tech start-ups
BUSINESS| Feb. 11, 2012, 9:02 a.m.
South Africa and Kenya dominate this year’s Forbes Africa list of top 20 tech start-up companies in Africa.
The list of best African tech start-ups is published in the February issue of Forbes Africa magazine.
1. MXit mobile instant messaging service – South Africa
2. Yola web building and hosting – South Africa
3. Dropifi tools for better messaging and analytics – Ghana
4. Cobi Interactive mobile software development – South Africa
5. Flocash money transfer – UK
6. Obami learning management system – South Africa
7. Bandeka social network – Ghana/Nigeria
8. Jobberman job placement site – Nigeria
9. Motribe mobile platform – South Africa
10. Pesapal payment platform – Kenya
11. Synaq open source messaging and security – South Africa
12. Rupu group discount site – Kenya
13. Bongolive mobile and SMS – Tanzania
14. Skyrove WiFi hotspots – South Africa
15. Njorku recruitment platform – Cameroon
16. Ushahidi software - Kenya
17. SMSGH bulk SMS solutions - Ghana
18. Hummba social and travel site – South Africa
19. 10Layer news CMS – South Africa
20. Sembuse mobile social network – Kenya
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