Wiza Jalakasi

Wiza is the Head of Global Business Development & Strategy at Hover, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Wiza was born and raised in Blantyre, Malawi and I currently live in Nairobi, Kenya, and don’t worry, he won’t get upset if you mispronounce his name. He was the Google Student Ambassador at USIU Africa where he studied Information Systems Technology (and nailed it! – 3.67 CGPA).

At Hover, Wiza is working to reimagine fundamental ideas around USSD and other mobile network operator services to make them more exciting and relevant for developers in emerging markets today. He is also a Google for Startups Accelerator (Launchpad) mentor, as well as a venture scout for two early-stage VC funds: Ventures Platform and Microtraction.

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