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Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Visits Kenya, Invests Sh245 million – Eagle News Feed

CEO of BRCK Erik Hersman and Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey

CEO of BRCK Erik Hersman and Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey is in Kenya on a low-key visit.

Dorsey, who was among the founders of the social media platform before it was sold to billionaire Elon Musk, surprised staff at Crazy Grill in Parklands when he popped in for a meal.

He took a photo of the joint and shared it on his Twitter handle.

Later, he met with tech enthusiasts at iHub in Kilimani Nairobi.

“Thanks for the conversation @iHub!” he tweeted.

He also gave insights on how he was able to build successful tech products such as Twitter, and Block Inc which makes financial tech products.

The visiting tech billionaire was impressed by the tech community in Kenya, saying that the ‘west’ had much to learn from Nairobi and Africa at large.

Jack’s visit to Kenya follows news that his company, Block Inc, had invested $2 million (Sh245 million) into a Kenya start-up, Gridless which is a sustainable bitcoin mining company founded by Erik Hersman.

According to the latest data by Forbes, he is worth a whopping $4.2 billion (Sh500 billion).

Jay Ndungu

Jay is a computer scientist and journalist with a passion for the intersection of technology and society. He has a background in computer science, developing a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the industry, including programming languages and software development methodologies. Currently, He writes for Nairobi Times, covering a wide range of topics including technology, politics, sports, and entertainment. With his unique combination of technical knowledge and journalistic experience, Jay brings a unique perspective to the stories he covers, able to explain complex technical concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. His work is dedicated to bridge the gap between technology and society, and to make people more aware of the potential of technology to make the world a better place.

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