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Research Africa

Generating insights to improve organizational performance

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Telecommunications
  • Location 1078 Amsterdam, NH, The Netherlands
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2011
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Based in Uganda and the Netherlands, Research Africa is a market research agency focused on social impact. Research Africa creates activities that effectively expand opportunities for the ‘Base of the Pyramid’ (low-income people, living on or below $2 per day) in developing countries. Our business model engages and empowers low-income individuals as valued consumers of a wide variety of products and services.


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    Bas Hoefman

    is the founder and director of Text to Change (TTC). Back in 2006,
    while working as a banker, he was inspired by the growth of mobile technology
    in Africa from which he discovered the potential of using mobile technology for
    health education. He co-founded Text to Change with two colleagues with whom
    he implemented the fi rst mHealth project in 2008. Since then, Bas has been
    heading the TTC Africa offi ce from Kampala, Uganda. TTC has led th

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    Hajo van Beijma

    is the partnership director of the Text to Change Foundation
    (TTC). In 2007 Hajo co-founded TTC with two colleagues and started with an offi ce
    in Uganda and the Netherlands. TTC has since then executed more than twenty
    successful mHealth programs targeting 3,000,000 mobile phone users with health
    sensitization messages in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia and is expanding
    to fi fteen countries in Africa and South-America. Hajo is the co-a


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    mrs. Gitta van der Meer
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    mr. Wilfred Minnaard

Previous Investors

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    Twaweza in Tanzania
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    SIDA (Swedish Government)