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Kuza Mobile, Inc.

Kuza is a mobile, location-based business platform for feature phones that helps buyers and sellers in emerging markets to trade goods and services in their area. Using any one of 6000 supported types of feature phones, a user can create a website, mobi site and business cards right from his phone in about 5 minutes. Our micro-ads, also created right from the phone, are broadcast to an audience in the entrepreneurs’ area, allowing him to reach a wider market. We monetize our product through airtime and micro-payments on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Fundraising

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Idea

We have an elevator pitch. We have a revolutionary new idea that will change the rules of the game.
We have an elevator pitch. We have a revolutionary new idea that will change the rules of the game.

Kuza is a mobile, location-based business platform for feature phones that helps buyers and sellers in emerging markets to trade goods and services in their area. It supports 6000 different types of feature phones and is monetized through airtime and micro-payments.

Team

Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We can build the product - our team has what it takes. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.
Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We can build the product - our team has what it takes. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.

CEO and Co-founder Pieter Nel was previously the CTO of South African mobile social network MXit, and Co-founder Andrew Maunder (PhD) has extensive experience in designing mobile services for emerging markets.


Product

We have a working product and you can request a demonstration. We have developed the product ourselves and own all of the IP for the product.
We have a working product and you can request a demonstration. We have developed the product ourselves and own all of the IP for the product.

The system is live in South Africa and Kenya with several thousand trial users in both countries. Monetization channels through premium-rated sms partners are live in both locations. We are working on the next evolution of our product based on initial customer feedback.

Revenue

We will earn revenue from an advertising model. We already have revenue from paying customers.
We will earn revenue from an advertising model. We already have revenue from paying customers.

We run a freemium model where basic use of the product is free for everyone. For more content and features, users buy Kuza credits through a premium-rated sms mechanism from their phones. Micro-payments using these credits allows access to more features and content.

  1. Idea and Stage

  2. Team and Organization

  3. Market and Marketing

  4. Finance

  5. Investment

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