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Kenyan trivia startup, mSwali, raises pre-seed funding round

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Kenyan education-based trivia startup mSwali has raised a pre-seed funding round that will enable the SME to expand its mSwali Quiz MVP from the USSD app to a web app.

mSwali is a mobile learning games developer which derives its unique name from two words, m for mobile and Swali which is Swahili for Question.

The startup began its operations in the year 2020 with its flagship game the mSwali Quiz which is currently available on USSD in Kenya (Dial *397# on Safaricom).

In South Africa, mSwali Quiz has questions that aid learning about African countries, the continent & the world as a whole.

Patrick Mungai, Co-founder & CEO of the firm said, “mSwali is a platform that aims to promote the desire & curiosity to know more within the African adult population, using mobile-based learning games that are fun, rewarding & easily accessible. We believe knowledge is power & it enhances people’s overall well-being.”

The pre-seed funding will enable mSwali to expand its mSwali Quiz within South Africa via a web app.

There are very few mobile-based learning games focused on the African adult population, but we instead have a proliferation of hundreds of betting & gambling platforms across the continent. mSwali aims to counter this by enhancing learning among the adult population through the educational games available on the platform,” said Patrick Mungai.

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