African Investor Takes Silicon Valley Tough Love to Kenya


Mbwana Alliy is sitting in a conference room in a Nairobi, Kenya, tech center, an Apple MacBook close by. He’s interviewing Toni Maraviglia, the chief executive officer of MPrep, a company that allows African teachers to administer quizzes via text message. Alliy, 31, runs a venture capital firm called Savannah Fund, and Maraviglia wants him to invest in MPrep.

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