African Changemaker

Sam Gichuru

Sam is a Kenyan entrepreneur and angel investor working to contribute to the African startup ecosystem.

In 2010, he co-founded Nailab, East Africa’s first technology accelerator. Passionate about mentoring and advising African startups, Sam played a role in launching the African Business Heroes Program, which aims to support and empower African entrepreneurs.

Sam is currently working as the CEO of Kidato Inc, an ed-tech startup he founded in 2020.
Kidato is an all-in-one learning platform for the entire family and an open learning platform that enables anyone to create and sell online courses.

The startup provides live online academic and after-school classes for kids aged 4 to 18, including subjects in coding, chess, fun maths, science, debate club, and art and crafts.


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