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Kenyan Startup, Triply, Secures $500,000 Investment from Y Combinator a Few Weeks After Rebranding


Y Combinator has invested $500,000, in Triply, the kenya travel tech startup. The investment is to help develop products, expand operations, and partner with others in the travel industry.

This investment by Y Combinator is the first to be directed to a travel tech company in Africa. Triply helps travel businesses collect payments and automate their operations. It was founded in 2021 and also lists the businesses on its marketplace with the aim of bridging the needs gap in the local travel market. 

Its tools provide various solutions for different travel stakeholders from tour operators, transport providers, accommodation providers, and experience providers. This is meant to help businesses streamline operations and hence increase earnings. 

“We’re excited to work with Y-combinator” said Founder/CEO Peter Wachira of “This investment not only cements our position as the go to solution for businesses and travelers but it also allows us to build solutions that kenyan and African market really need.”

“Using technology and data, aims to give Kenyan businesses and travellers the tools they need for seamless travel experiences,” the company colncluded in a statement. 

From Tripitaca to Triply

Triply recently rebranded from Tripitaca, a move that its CEO said reflects a renewed focus on empowering travel businesses with the tools and resources they need. “Triply represents the next chapter in our journey.  We are excited to leverage our cumulative experience and the strength of our team to empower travel businesses and shape the future of travel in Africa,” Wachira said. “This is more than just a company; it’s a mission to unlock the potential of our continent’s travel sector and create a lasting impact.”

The startup plans to use technology to create tech-enabled tourism in a number of areas including online booking systems, data analytics platforms and digital marketing tools. 

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