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Jooist turns feature phones into exciting entertainment devices through its engaging and exciting gaming platform that's fun and easy to use

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Jooist is a social gaming platform for feature phones that enables users to discover games, play with friends, compare scores and achievements and a whole lot more.

We work with third party mobile game publishers to integrate social features into their games through our patent pending platform.

We then offers these games via our custom web and mobile portal in partnership with mobile networks to their subscribers.


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    Johnni Kjelsgaard

    Mr. Kjelsgaard has over the past 13 years started and assisted in starting more than 30 successful ventures in Europe, Asia and Africa . Today he heads GrowthAfrica who provides management consulting services to international companies seeking to enter or invest in Africa as well as advisory services, training, mentoring and facilitation of equity investments in East African businesses.

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    Waliaula Makokha
    Founder & CEO

    Martin has worked for two of East Africa’s leading technology outsourcing firm with stints in Raleigh, North Carolina and Copenhagen, Denmark in senior technical positions. He is responsible for overall direction and strategy for the company.

    Martin attended University of London where he studied Computer Science.

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    Brian Obara
    Co-Founder & COO

    Brian has worked for Barclay's Bank’s Trade Operations and other capacities for over six years. He is responsible for the company’s business operations including sales, marketing, business development, customer service, policy and communications.

    Brian graduated from William Patterson University of New Jersey with a degree in Computer Science.

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    Paul Kamau
    Co-Founder & CTO

    Paul worked for Verviant Consulting Services a leading technology outsourcing firm as a Technical Lead. He later joined PesaPal Limited as Chief Software Architect where he helped design and implement Kenya’s first peer to peer online money transfer. He leads the design of the company’s products and technology.

    Paul attended JKUST and graduated with 1st class Honours in Computer Science.


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    Oraro and Company Advocates
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    Mars Accountants

Previous Investors

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    Dao Investments Limited
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    Woodsman Agencies Limited