Addressing the Digital Divide in Madagascar
The Madagascar-based Jirogasy, which designs, manufactures, and assembles solar IoT systems and computers, is fundraising as it plans growth into new markets. Formed by brothers Yann and Lauric Kasay, as well as two other co-founders, after a crowdfunding campaign in 2018, Jirogasy aims to innovate and create appliances that address local challenges. Its key early offering is the Jirodesk 2. The company is selling these computers mainly to schools and medical clinics, but it is also targeting public administrations, SMEs and the general public. Recently, Jirogasy took on funding from the Jua Fund, and was accepted into Seedstars and Shell Foundation’s acceleration programme, all of which it hopes will help it towards securing a wider round to help it fulfill its expansion ambitions.
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