Update from the Team – January Edition

The first month of 2023 is now over and the year is rapidly pushing ahead. As we mentioned in the first post of the year, it was important to hit the ground running and capitalise on the new year enthusiasm so we could affect real change, and I am happy to say that everyone at mytalu has done just that. January has all been about optimising, both on an individual level and at a company-wide level.

The mytalu app is currently on the google play store, so you can head there right away to download the app and secure your place on the waiting list. We will be gradually admitting users onto the platform. We decided to take this approach so that we can ensure that we provide the best experience possible and make sure the app is something we are very proud of. We are always keen to hear your thoughts, so please do let us know if you have any features that you would like to see from us going forward.

On that point, we are happy to see so many people engaging with us across our social media channels. At the beginning of January, we did another event in our webinar series talking about launching a start-up in Africa. You can see a write-up of the key points from that event in another of our blog posts. Across the board, it has been great to see engagement on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. Be on the lookout for our YouTube channel as this is set to become more active over the coming months as well.

With respect to our FinTech-as-a-Service APIs, it has been great to see how positive the feedback has been for the platform we have been building. Some of the feedback we have received has been heart-warming and has given us the confidence to keep pushing forward to make sure it is as developer-friendly as possible. We are really keen to be part of the digitisation of payments across Africa as it is vital to boosting incomes and generating trade. We look forward to seeing all the amazing use cases that developers and entrepreneurs will create with our APIs.

Aside from that, we are heartened to see the continued innovation that is occurring across Africa not just in the FinTech world but in other sectors as well. The start-up ecosystem is well and truly alive and kicking. We wonder what else will transpire in 2023 and look forward to it with open arms.

We hope that everyone reading this has also been able to capitalise on the early-year momentum and move forward with their own goals and ambitions. 2023 has only just started and we hope you are able to make the most of it over the coming months. 1 down, 11 to go. Let’s do this!

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