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Agri Matters is a podcast about cutting-edge technology and innovation in agriculture. From scientists, venture capitalists to start-up founders, we talk to the people responsible for bringing food from farm to table. Agri Matters is brought to you by PDD Podcasts.
 
This is Awaken The Awesome - a podcast where we acknowledge that we are all in this together. Through enlightening conversations and personal insights, your host Olivier Day, aims to connect with and introduce you to individuals, just like you, who show us how they are bringing a little bit of Awesomeness in their individual journeys. Our hope is to inspire you to always keep pushing, and to Stay Awesome along the way.
 
Matrix Moments, by Matrix Partners India, is a podcast series dedicated to the founders, startups and all those within the ecosystem, through candid conversations on what we think it really takes to survive in this wild, wild startup world. In a world where we are endlessly engulfed with information in all its forms and sizes, this is our attempt to create, curate and bring to you the insights and reflections that we have had the luxury of having learned the hard way, through all the years s ...
 
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Origin Agritech founded in 1997 and headquartered in Life Science Park in Beijing, is a leading Chinese agricultural technology company focused on GMO seeds. In crop seed biotechnologies, Origin Agritech's phytase corn was the first transgenic corn to receive the Bio-Safety Certificate from China's Ministry of Agriculture. Origin has established a …
 
Overview: Today, we discuss the opportunity for Agriculture technology to make a difference in Africa. We'll start with some context of African Agriculture, discuss AgriTech in developed and emerging markets, analyze Agritech players across Africa & end with our overall outlook. This episode was recorded on Apr 4, 2021. Companies discussed: Twiga F…
 
Episode Notes Last week we reported on a local agritech startup called FarmHut that had received backing to the tune of US$100K from the Hult Prize Foundation. FarmHut, which is primarily an e-commerce and consultancy operation, is looking to bring the estimated 70% of people in Zimbabwe who rely on subsistence farming closer to buyers and markets.…
 
Episode Notes Bitcoin (BTC) is having a hell of a year in 2021, we have seen the cryptocurrency jump in value, breaking record after record (currently at 58 219.79). With this rise, there are many people who have taken to Bitcoin trading in Zimbabwe. As good as the interest in cryptos is, there are a lot of people who go into trading Bitcoin in Zim…
 
Episode Notes Yesterday we attended a roundtable organised by Facebook Southern Africa on how the social media giant is trying to make the platform safe for people in Zim. The talk revolved around Facebook's community standards, how the platform is fighting misinformation and Facebook's role in protecting the integrity of elections. What struck us …
 
In the 2nd part of our interview with Yuki Hanyu of Integriculture, we delve into the science of Integriculture's offerings and their vision to provide B2B services for the industry. We discuss: 1) Integriculture's product roadmap 2) Integriculture's unique Cul-net system and how it mimics human organs 3) The R&D work that lies ahead for the indust…
 
Technology and Services to Optimize Global Delivery Logistics. A technology and services company that offers a suite of software products and services focused on business and logistics automation, data management and analysis, communications, information security, and infrastructure optimization and also includes ecommerce and marketplace ordering,…
 
In this episode of Agri Matters, we speak to Yuki Hanyu, Founder of the Tokyo-based Shojinmeat Project and Integriculture to find out how the future of alternative proteins is being imagined and communicated in Japan. We discuss: 1) The origins of the Shojinmeat Project and how it makes growing your own meat readily accessible 2) How consumers in J…
 
BBQ Holdings, Inc. (BBQ) a national restaurant company engaged in the ownership and operation of casual and fast dining restaurants. BBQ Holdings has four brands with 145 “brick and mortar” locations in 31 states and three countries, including 47 company-owned and 98 franchise-operated restaurants. In addition, the Company opened five Company-owned…
 
Really excited to be back with you guys as we get to speak with an incredible individual with a truly remarkable story that stands out as a true example of both passion and purpose. From his humble New Jersey beginnings, and by overcoming his fair share of personal struggles, Dr. Alister Martin's own sense determination and fierce conviction eventu…
 
*This episode originally aired on February 15th, 2018* A rapid-fire solo episode where I take 2 seconds to look at negative self-talk in the eye. Enjoy. #ATATribe #StayAwesome Also available on your favorite platforms : Apple Podcasts : https://apple.co/3bcWAWX Spotify : https://spoti.fi/3rZOA1B Google Podcasts : https://tinyurl.com/y57gshn4 Stitch…
 
American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company focusing on crop protection, turf and ornamental markets, and public health applications. The Company has continued its successful strategy of acquiring or licensing both new and well-established product lines that serve numerous high valued market nich…
 
Overview: Today we’re going to discuss cryptocurrency trading in Africa. We start with the global context of cryptocurrency, review crypto trading exchanges in Africa & end with our overall outlook. This episode was recorded on Mar 21, 2021. Companies discussed: Coinbase, BitPesa, Xend, BuyCoins, eToro, Luno, Paxful, Quidax & Coinmama Business conc…
 
In this episode, we discuss: How art plays an important role in communicating and generating discussions on our future food system How motherhood has influenced their viewpoint on the sector, and how they try to juggle motherhood and their career How innovation in the agri-food sector is evolving over time How cultivated shrimp is produced and how …
 
Episode Notes Bhala is an African language keyboard that is looking to give Africans a more authentic and less friction-filled typing experience. Most often African languages seem like an afterthought for the big smartphone makers and app developers. Languages like Shona, Ndebele, Xhosa and others are often there, but features like predictive text …
 
Episode Notes DeutschConnect is an intermediary of sorts that connects Sub-Saharan Startups with startups, hubs and businesses in Germany and in Europe. The company works in tandem with Afrolynk which is the largest Afrocentric startup conference in Europe to bring together African startups with potential investors and other startups to collaborate…
 
COMSovereign (COMS) has assembled a portfolio of communications technology companies that enhance connectivity across the entire data transmission spectrum. Through strategic acquisitions and organic research and development efforts, COMSovereign has become a U.S.-based communications provider able to provide 4G LTE Advanced and 5G-NR telecom solut…
 
In today’s episode, we have Tarun Davda Managing Director at Matrix Partners India, with Kunal Bahl, co-founder of Snapdeal and Titan Capital. Through the course of this conversation, we cover Kunal’s early childhood and background that helped him shaped him into who he is today. The biggest learnings from his journey at Snapdeal, transitioning fro…
 
MamaMancini's Holdings, Inc. (MMMB) is a marketer and distributor of specialty prepared, refrigerated and frozen all-natural Italian foods. The product portfolio consists of over 20 products including meatballs, meat loaf, chicken parmesan, sausages and pasta bowl kits, with beef, turkey, chicken and pork varieties. The Company’s products are sold …
 
Bright Mountain is an end-to-end digital media and advertising services platform, efficiently connecting brands with targeted consumer demographics. Through the removal of middlemen in the advertising services process, Bright Mountain Media efficiently connects brands with targeted consumer demographics while maximizing revenue to publishers.…
 
Episode Notes A couple of weeks ago we reported on an e-commerce builder called Otarkie. The platform offers anyone who wants to launch their business online the tools to do so.You can start off on a 14-day free trial and if their services are to your liking you can then shell out the US$180 a year for Otarkie. For that money you get a bespoke webs…
 
in 2010, Jane Wang, CEO of Optimity tragically lost her mother. Jane was already working in Pharma Mortality and felt like there was more that could have been done based on what she knew and felt an urgent need to share information about wellness. Jane co-founded Optimity, a company that seeks to maximize your physical, mental and financial wellnes…
 
Overview: Today we’re going to discuss the rise of Neobanks in Africa. We’ll start with reviewing Neobanks in other emerging markets, discuss the landscape of neobanks across different African regions & end with our general thoughts and outlook. This episode was recorded on Mar 7, 2021. Companies discussed: Nubank, TymeBank, Kuda Bank, Umba, DoPay,…
 
Episode Notes Professional gaming is one of those things that is still fringe in Zimbabwe, in 2021, and the digital age to boot. Some at this point might say there are bigger voids to be filled, but (true as that might be) we don't think that should be the case. A number of industries can be developed at the same time and if we have learned anythin…
 
Episode Notes Last November we reported on Sun Exchange, a South African peer-to-peer solar startup that launched its African expansion in Zimbabwe. The company allows anyone from anywhere in the world to buy solar cells in large projects it has commissioned and the upside is that you will earn money from the power generated. Nhimbe Fresh is a loca…
 
Episode Notes Utande, a subsidiary of Dandemutande recently launched an LTE service to rival Telone's Blaze and ZOL Wibroniks service. Utande LTE is launching with uncapped packages only, which puts it more in line with ZOL's Business Packages.To find out more about the service, and to ask if there were capped packages in the near future. We were j…
 
*This episode originally aired on October 22, 2019* He and I have not known each other that long, but as these things happen, when you realize that you both resonate on the same frequency, you run with it. What has since transpired is indeed a mutual respect as well as a growing friendship for which I am truly honored. Mubariz Hayat, more commonly …
 
Episode Notes Fresh Ideas, the parent company of Fresh In A Box, Joey's Pizza and Surprise In A Box recently launched an e-commerce business builder. The solution is a cheat code for entering online commerce.When I say cheat code I mean that you don't have to find a developer to build a site and apps for you. Fresh Ideas make all those tools availa…
 
Episode Notes With e-commerce on the rise, there has been a significantly underreported part of the industry which is logistics. It's all well and good to have your products online, but how do you send them to and fro? This is a massive headache for many e-commerce businesses, however, there are startups in the space with some interesting solutions…
 
Episode Notes Yesterday we were greeted with the news that Spotify is coming to Zimbabwe as part of its 85 country expansion. This means that those VPN warriors will now be able to listen to music on the popular streaming service without the cloak and dagger. We have a couple of Spotify diehards among us, and we thought we would talk about what Spo…
 
It's always refreshing to walk into an interview and not really know what will come out the other end. This was another one of those opportunities where the individual definitely lived up to the hype. Jamal Henry is a man of many talents - whether through his dynamic football career, his obvious dedication to his family as a husband and father, or …
 
Overview: Today we’re going to talk about WealthTech & the rise of retail investing platforms in Africa. We’ll start with some context of stock market trading, review investment platforms in India & China & then dive into Africa's personal investing landscape. This episode was recorded on Feb 21, 2021. Companies discussed: RobinHood, Zerodha, Futu,…
 
Episode Notes Late last month we reported on ZimboFit, Zim's newest fitness app. The application has some peculiarities in that its a PWA (Progressive Web Application). Why this is strange is because many of us are accustomed to having a downloadable app that we can use on our phones. A PWA is the same, but you access it through your web browser. A…
 
In today’s episode, we have Revant Bhate, the co-founder of Mosaic wellness in conversation with Sanjot Malhi, Director and the lead for the consumer sector at Matrix Partners India. Mosaic Wellness is a house of brands, focused on redefining the Indian wellness market and on today's episode we cover Revant’s transition from investor to founder and…
 
Episode Notes The conversations roll on and on this episode of Technikari, we are joined by Wisdom James Murombo and Pardon Mukoyi the team behind the Chest X-Ray COVID-19 Diagnostic system we reported on in late 2020.Pardon and Wisdom claimed second place at the ICAT Hackathon for their system and they are now working with the Ministry of Health t…
 
Episode Notes Last week we had a network interrupted conversation with Simbarashe Mangena who is a Nuclear Engineer from the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ). Thankfully this week we were able to have the conversation in its entirety and on this second edition of the Technikari Nuclear Special we learned even more about: The use ca…
 
Safe-T Group is a cyber security company. They provide access solutions and intelligent data collection. Their cloud and on-premises solutions mitigate attacks on enterprises’ business-critical services and sensitive data, while ensuring uninterrupted business continuity. Whether into the organization or from the organization out to the internet, t…
 
Episode Notes On this episode of Technikari, we were joined by Takwana Tyaranini the co-founder of the popular remittance service Senditoo.Senditoo has been blazing a trail especially in 2020. The company slashed all fees for money transfers to Zimbabwe and it also launched a referral program where people get US$10 for referring someone to the serv…
 
Episode Notes On this episode of Technikari, we are joined by Simbarashe Mangena from the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ). He is a nuclear engineer, and he gave us a walkthrough of Nuclear Technology and Science applications in Zimbabwe. We talk about: What the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ) is and what it does?…
 
The pandemic & recent global trends have brought about a shift in the way companies are thinking about profit pools at the early stages, but what’s really changed? and how does one go deeper into the value chain of an industry in quest of the right profit pool - tune in to find out.By Matrix Partners India
 
Episode Notes On this episode of Technikari, we are joined by Eugene Ramirez Mapondera the co-founder of Comexposed. Eugene is a comic book artist, animator and businessman. He is one of the luminaries in the Zimbabwean and African comic book and animation spheres.On this episode we talked about: Growing up wanting to be a creative in Zimbabwe Gett…
 
In this episode, you'll learn about: 1) How the process of cultivating milk proteins outside the human body works 2) The health benefits of breast milk proteins and how you can one day enjoy it in your yoghurt 3) The journey to reducing the cost of growth factors and Turtletree's next-generation microflora-based expression system 4) What has surpri…
 
The story I thought I'd never get the courage to tell on this platform. Everything happens in due time. With the hopes that my journey helps someone who needs to hear it. Enjoy. #ATATribe #StayAwesome Also available on your favorite platforms : Apple Podcasts : https://apple.co/3bcWAWX Spotify : https://spoti.fi/3rZOA1B Google Podcasts : https://ti…
 
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