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Kytabu

Kytabu is a texbook subscription application on a low cost tablet that allows users to rent books on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and annual timeline on a mobile platform payment plan. Kytabu allows primary and high school students in Kenya to access all the textbooks in the Kenyan Education Curriculum as digital learning material without having to download them on a broadband network. The books all come pre-installed in the subsidized tablet that they can then use to lease the books directly from the tablet, without a mobile network gateway. The entire transaction is done on the tablet. Our target cost of the tablet is Ksh 1000.

Fundraising

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Idea

We have an elevator pitch. We want you to sign an NDA before we share our business plan. We have a revolutionary new idea that will change the rules of the game.
We have an elevator pitch. We want you to sign an NDA before we share our business plan. We have a revolutionary new idea that will change the rules of the game.

Kytabu proposes the digitization of all the textbooks in the Kenyan Education system and availing them on a low cost tablet. The user (student/parent) can then buy the books within the time-frame they need and the budget they can afford on the tablet in place of buying books.

Team

Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We have a business network and can get introduced to the right people. We are not going to build this ourselves. Our plan is to hire people to support us through the implementation.
Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We have a business network and can get introduced to the right people. We are not going to build this ourselves. Our plan is to hire people to support us through the implementation.

Tonee Ndungu (toneendungu.com) - Founder of the Nailab and Kytabu as well. A great knowledge of technology and software architect. Joyce Mbaya (Joycembaya.com) - The product development specialist. Former Safaricom product development lead and software development veteran.


Product

We have a demo or prototype, you can contact us to arrange a demo. We have developed the product ourselves and own all of the IP for the product.
We have a demo or prototype, you can contact us to arrange a demo. We have developed the product ourselves and own all of the IP for the product.

We have engaged with and paid for a prototype that will be ready by end of October. We have application mock-up and are in the process of engaging designer for the user interface. The tablet manufacturer has been engaged and we have 200 tablet orders due November for a pilot.

Revenue

We plan to start by building a community of passionate customers. We will earn revenue from an advertising model. We plan to monetise our offering in the next phase.
We plan to start by building a community of passionate customers. We will earn revenue from an advertising model. We plan to monetise our offering in the next phase.

Proceeds from the sale of the digital textbooks will be shared between Kytabu and the publishers. The percentage will vary from 6% to 13% the total cost. The tablet cost subsidies would be shared between Kytabu and the mobile service provider, which will monetize on data sold.

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  2. Team and Organization

  3. Market and Marketing

  4. Finance

  5. Investment

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