Tonee Ndungu

What I believe

What do I believe when it comes to finance and the potential it has for Africa? It’s everything. I believe we are our own biggest resource. Never mind that we have been that for the world for generations. So we do this knowing we are the answer to many, if not most, of our challenges. All we are, and should be for ourselves, is communal opportunity. Tribbe is about bringing the sentiment of support into formal function and lifting the conversation of what is possible into what is actual. Capitalism can work with a few amendments. We are here to make credit work for Africa, by Africans.

Assorted Press
Various Awards
  • King Baudouin Africa Development Prize
  • GSMA Mobile Technology Award
  • Africa Entrepreneurship Award
  • Citi Mobile Challenge
  • Africa Business Heros – Top 20
Professional Experience

Tonee Ndungu is a serial entrepreneur with 16 years in technology companies. Tonee founded the NAILAB in 2009 with Bart Lacroix, raising its first international round of funding of € 5.5 million before leaving the Incubator in 2011 to Sam Gichuru. In 2012, he went on to start Kytabu, an education technology company that provides access to affordable and relevant hyper-localized digital content for Kenyan educators and students. Kytabu is currently serving thousands of children and educators in Kenya and is scaling into the larger continent through partnerships with UNICEF and Mastercard Foundation.

A double degree holder in International Relations and Journalism with a Masters in Organizational Development, Tonee has championed entrepreneurship and business-driven interventions for social challenges for the last decade. He is a community builder and a big driver of positive credit deployment for financial growth.

He is an Eisenhower fellow, spoken at Engage and various TEDx Talks, is a supporter of Dyslexia organizations being one himself and is an avid adventurer.

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