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Alternative Circle, Kenya
Kevin Mutiso, 30, is the CEO and co-founder of Alternative Circle. The company developed a Kenyan Mobile based app “SHIKA”, that enables individuals with little or no credit history to access affordable micro loans through their mobile phones. The app also provides financial institutions a platform they can use to lend to users, since these institutions lack the infrastructure to disburse micro loans. Kevin helped raise a seed capital of 1.1 Million USD for the company in 2017.
Previously, Kevin was the CEO of a leading Micro Finance Institution a company that offers loans to small and medium enterprises. During his tenure, about 5 million USD was lent out. He served in this position for 5 years before departing to start Alternative Circle. He has also worked at a Senior Relationship Manager for an Investment company and as an Investment Manager in the past.
Kevin has completed a number of programs at the Strathmore Business School including Owner Management Program, Entrepreneur studies, and the Master Negotiator Program. He has also been nominated for the Business Daily Top 40 Under 40.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmutiso/