Mike interviews Jack Langworthy, Founder & CEO of Ninayo. NINAYO.com is an online trading platform targeting emerging markets, launched in Tanzania in May, 2015, and now has over 3500 users. Founder, Jack Langworthy, was in the Peace Corps for years in Tanzania and during his time there he became passionate about solving problems that plague the farming industry.
In a country of 50 Million people (slightly larger than California), there are about 10 Million family farms, and 40% of all the food they produce ends up rotting because of a terribly inefficient system of buying and selling. All this while 30% of the population in the country struggles with malnutrition. Jack tells us about his journey to solve it all!
Mobile Payments in Africa, Remittance in Dubai and Apple’s TV + Apple Pay
This week Brian and Faisal discuss the Faisal’s recent travels to Africa to discover and learn about mobile payments in Africa, part of the financial inclusion discovery tour.
Faisal discusses the mobile payments landscape in Tanzania and how mobile payments are being used by all facets of society. In addition Faisal also discusses his recent trip to the labor camps in Dubai and how migrant workers are sending remittances back home, along with a surprise discovery when it comes to smartphones.
Brian delves deep into Apple’s September 9th (2015) event and what it has in store for us. In particular Brian elaborates on his Quora post about how Apple TV + Siri + Apple TV Apps + ApplePay might just be a reality for us all. How Apple is taking the bringing the big screen back and how our lives will change with the anticipated Apple TV launch. Brian hints at what he thinks will be Apple’s strategy with respect to how we interact and do commerce with our TV and Apple devices, using Siri and ApplePay.