Supporting and accelerating Kenyan sustainable start-ups


27 May 2021

Yesterday, 26 May 2021, Maria Morais - Circklo’s Co-founder and Chairwoman – had the honour to meet with His Excellency Mr. Manoah Esipisu, ‍High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya to the United Kingdom.

During this meeting, Ms Morais discussed with His Excellency the vibrant start-up scene in Kenya and, especially, the numerous global opportunities available for the high-tech, digital, and sustainable start-ups of Kenya.

Circklo, as the first digital business configurator in the world solely dedicated to digital start-ups for the circular economy, has made it one of its core missions to support African digital start-ups to reach their full potential and provide them with world class advice, mentoring, coaching and investment, as already reiterated by Ms Morais during a previous interview she gave to Platform Africa.

The fourth industrial revolution cannot discount the role of the African start-ups and their remarkable potential: they create value and bring wealth to their local economies, and empower other entrepreneurs to use their innate entrepreneurial spirit to push the boundaries of what is possible and what is acceptable. We cannot talk about global value and growth if we discount the enormous potential of the African continent.

Kenya is a leader on the African start-up scene and, if there is anything Circklo can do to advance and speed-up the investments in, and the opportunities for development of Kenyan start-ups, we shall certainly do so”, said Maria Morais, Circklo’s Chairwoman.


Set up in London in 2020, Circklo created the first Business Configurator in the world specialised in digital start-ups for the circular economy.

Circklo’s main expertise is in developing seed stage start-ups in the sustainability area.

Circklo offers start-ups both the opportunity to raise capital and accelerate their business and, also, to configure their business in such a way that purpose and profit can successfully coexist and complement each other in the 21st century digital world, fully using and embracing the principles of circular economy.

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