Growing up in Kenya, the Ruto brothers couldn’t recall ever having a consistent water supply. Ken and Denis would often go days and weeks without running water, as over 50% of Kenya’s water resources are lost to theft, corruption, or leakage in the aging analog systems. Like other families, they’d buy water from unscreened sources, which was not only expensive but potentially dangerous.
A year ago this month, Rise London moved to a bespoke new Shoreditch headquarters, becoming the largest fintech workspace in Europe. With the ink still fresh on transformative new deals with the bank, we talk with start-ups Cutover and Flux – two graduates of the Barclays Accelerator programme based at the east London hub.
When Rise London left its Whitechapel home for seven floors and 30,000 square feet of architect-designed workspace in London’s ‘silicon roundabout’ last year, Barclays’ Group CEO Jes Staley said: “Barclays is a technology company at its core now.”
by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
In this second year of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, Cisco is proud to continue recognizing young entrepreneurs who are developing innovative, technology-based solutions and services that have the ability to change the world.