NALA: making East African mobile money smart and accessible – offline!

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Startups | No Comments
NALA: making East African mobile money smart and accessible – offline!

NALA is a fintech startup designed to widen access to financial services in East Africa. The startup is in beta, with 41,000+ Tanzanians signed up for the early-April public release. We had the pleasure to continue our conversations with Benjamin Fernandes, NALA co-founder and CEO, to learn more about the startup’s story and ambitions. You’re […]

What does the future hold for Financial Services in Tanzania?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Startups | No Comments
What does the future hold for Financial Services in Tanzania?

About Tanzania East Africa leads the continent in economic growth according to the Economic Commission for Africa, with Tanzania the pacemaker, pushing 6-7% gains in the last decade according to the World Bank. Most Tanzanians are rural and struggle to access traditional financial services. Digital solutions are closing this rural access gap. According to NGO […]

Are you sure you want to create an innovation lab?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Innovation Strategy, Startups | No Comments
Are you sure you want to create an innovation lab?

In the third part of the “Are you sure”-series about corporate innovation, Aldo de Jong, Yannick Rennhard and Pascal Bouvier take a closer look at another way of how corporates try to imitate startup innovation approaches – Innovation Labs. Based on their experience, they summarise the major problems with this approach and suggest a more effective way to spark innovation, based on thinking first, and then doing.

hello? lo? o? o.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Events, Startups | No Comments
hello? lo? o? o.

What looks like a very broken piece of code turns out to be something that can inspire people to come up with fantastic ideas for new products and services. Just combine it with the Service Design methodology and 48 hours later you’ll have ideas that are ready to change the world. Well… More or less. […]

Finding its way: How Embark seeks to disrupt journey planning

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Startups | No Comments
Finding its way: How Embark seeks to disrupt journey planning

“How am I going to get there?” I ask myself every so often. Some people are better than others at journey planning. It comes naturally to the fortunate ones, and it’s a struggle for others. Some people are meticulous: checking timetables, weather, having a plan B, others search for the route only with one foot […]

Reinventing the shower experience: Interview with Nebia CEO Philip Winter

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Startups | No Comments
Reinventing the shower experience: Interview with Nebia CEO Philip Winter

With their Kickstarter campaign raising $3m in its first month last year, it was clear that Nebia had uncovered a user need that the traditional industry hadn’t. They were ready to disrupt the market for a product we use every day: the shower. How did they reinvent a customer experience we’re all so used to? […]

How FinTech can create a more inclusive economy

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Startups | No Comments
How FinTech can create a more inclusive economy

Prior to the Innovate Finance Global Summit in London (April 2016), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Financial Services for the Poor initiative and the Level One Project campaign hosted a dinner. The foundation wanted guests to not only understand the challenges of financial exclusion, but also to bring to life the collaboration necessary to create […]

We’re on the search

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Startups | No Comments
We’re on the search

Startupbootcamp IoT & Data Tech has begun the search to find the very best startups for the this year’s program. Startupbootcamp is one the leading accelerator programs. The IoT & Data Tech program is in Barcelona and was co-founded by Claro three years ago. Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of working with top startups […]

Making finance ‘for customers’: Interview with Ephraim Zuriel from EZsave

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Startups | No Comments
Making finance ‘for customers’: Interview with Ephraim Zuriel from EZsave

EZsave is an Israel-based startup that helps its clients save money by negotiating the best deals on their utilities and other recurring expenses.. Just eighteen months after their kick-off as a consultancy firm, they had already saved $250,000 for their close to 200 clients. Following their launch as an online platform early this year, we […]

Powered by the crowd: Interview with Vincent van den Noort

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Startups | No Comments
Powered by the crowd: Interview with Vincent van den Noort

Continuing our Claro Conversations series we feature Vincent van den Noort, founder of peer to peer mortgage providers, Jungo. Alexander Vencken caught up with him to learn more about Jungo’s plans to disrupt the mortgage market with its peer to peer model.  Let’s start with a short explanation of what Jungo is. Jungo is a […]

Next Level Loyalty: an interview with Fanly founder Jord Cuiper

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Startups | No Comments
Next Level Loyalty: an interview with Fanly founder Jord Cuiper

Continuing our Claro Conversations series this month we feature Jord Cuiper, founder of Amsterdam-based retail app, Fanly. Alexander Vencken caught up with him to find out more about his startup and the journey its taken, listening to its partners and customers to develop its offer   Hey Jord, thanks taking the time to speak to […]