[INTERVIEW] Zakaria Hersi, Founder Of Orten.io

YoungUpstarts

On one hand, he’s a tech innovator and entrepreneur whose creativity has earned him awards and accolades on two continents – Europe (Sweden, to be more exact) and Africa (eastern, and in countries like Nairobi, his native Somalia and Mauritius). Zakaria Hersi is one of those fortunate people who has been able to stitch his vocation and avocation together seamlessly in his quest to achieve success – on his terms.

The 5 Hottest International Money Transfer Startups

The Startup Magazine

Their advocacy stemmed from its founder Dr. Ismail Ahmed’s frustrations over sending cash to his relatives in Somalia through offline, agent-based services. With technology facilitating the rapid globalization of the marketplace today, it’s no wonder that international money transfer startups are popping up to provide more payment options and autonomy to buyers and sellers alike. Plus, transactions are more secure now, so there’s less stress involved in the process.

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Vacation – To Tell or Not To Tell

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But honestly, if someone is visiting Somalia it might impact some planning activities. In the past 3 or 4 days, I have received blog notices from Brad Feld , Fred Wilson and Steve Blank that they are on vacation. For Fred and Steve, I think the purpose was to let their readers know to expect fewer or no posts while they are enjoying a break (actually Fred’s is apparently a combination of work and vacation).

Why the Navy Needs Disruption Now (part 2 of 2)

Steve Blank

For targets over uncontested airspace (Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, etc.) The future is here it’s just distributed unevenly – Silicon Valley view of tech adoption. The threat is here it’s just distributed unevenly – A2/AD and the aircraft carrier. This is the second of a two-part post following my stay on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

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Broken Hearts and Broken Minds

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I heard America has the worse statistics (behind Somalia) on gun related murders per capita in the world. I try not to get too political on my blog, but sometimes an event happens like the killing of 20 six and seven year old kids by a mentally unstable individual, who had access to a semi-automatic gun, that compels me to write something. The stories about their bodies riddled with multiple bullets, make me shudder. I can’t imagine the horror and pain those parents must feel.

Why It’s Time for Les Moonves to Go — You Can’t Charm Your Way out of Sexual Misconduct

Both Sides of the Table

The insider nature and reflective views on how empowering Warlords and turning away negotiations with enemies, for example, had worse ultimate consequences changed my perceptions on world events from Afghanistan to Pakistan to Somalia.

the world without altgate

Altgate

@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Microsoft Buys 37signals For $300 Million The Coming Venture Capital Boom → The World Without Altgate Posted on January 1, 2009 by fnazeeri No, this blog is not going anywhere.