Poa Internet in Kenya secures $28,000,000 for increased internet connectivity throughout Africa

Kenya’s internet service provider (ISP), has raised $28,000,000 through a Series C round of funding led by Africa50.

Poa Internet now has $36,000,000 in total funding. It plans to expand its reach into other African countries and Kenya.

Its mission is to enable internet connectivity and take underserved Africans online. Its mission is to provide them with a meaningful internet experience that allows them to stream videos and not worry about data consumption.

Poa Internet boasts over 12,000 customers. This includes small businesses and homes in Nairobi’s low- and middle-income neighborhoods.

Team Poa Internet

Kenya’s internet service provider (ISP), has raised $28,000,000 through a Series C round of funding led by Africa50.

Poa Internet now has $36,000,000 in total funding. It plans to expand its reach into other African countries and Kenya.

Its mission is to enable internet connectivity and take underserved Africans online. Its mission is to provide them with a meaningful internet experience that allows them to stream videos and not worry about data consumption.

Poa Internet boasts over 12,000 customers. This includes small businesses and homes in Nairobi’s low- and middle-income neighborhoods.

L-R: Mike Puchol, Andy Halsall, Chris Rhodes (CEO), DJ Koeman and Chris Rhodes (CEO), Poa Internet’s founding team.

The startup laid out its fibre network in areas that are not typically the first target markets of its competitors, such as Safaricom Home by East Africa’s largest telco Safaricom, Faiba By Jamii Telecommunication Limited and Zuku.

Poa Internet has developed solutions to meet the last-mile connectivity needs. Their ultra-low-cost solutions are able to be used to bridge the connectivity gaps in Kenya as well as across Africa. This is especially important in a time where societies and economic activities are becoming increasingly digitalized as a result the COVID-19 pandemic.

Africa50 has 31 shareholders, including the AfDB (the Central Bank of West African States), Bank Al-Maghrib, the Central Bank of the Kingdom of Morocco and 28 African countries. The company’s strategy focuses on increasing access to affordable and reliable internet connectivity.

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