TWM 214: How a Silicon Valley Health Tech Startup Is Making an Impact in Africa w/ Tobias Reiter

(Length: 54 minutes)

This episode was sponsored by Vistatec.


Tobias Reiter is the Co-Founder and CEO at VIEBEG Technologies, a Silicon-Valley based Health Tech company that expands people’s access to affordable health care through the power of data. Launched in 2018, the company mainly operates in Central and East Africa, and offers high-quality medical and dental supplies as well as equipment through its comprehensive online marketplace and procurement software.

Originally from Austria, Tobias first entered the world of AI back in college when, together with some colleagues, he built an AI-powered trading algorithm that was later sold to investors. He soon discovered that instead of just making money, he wanted to create an impact and solve real-world problems.

Since launching VIEBEG Technologies, Tobias has been living and working in Kigali, Rwanda, and he is now on a mission to help achieve sustainable development in Africa by investing and participating in the African Tech-business environment. Besides his role at VIEBEG, he is also the Co-Founder of Tech Enfold Ltd., which is a Kigali-based social enterprise that focuses on empowering female software engineers in Africa.

In this interview, Tobias talks about the many learnings he gained from launching VIEBEG’s operations in Rwanda, some important (and at times surprising) socio-cultural aspects of doing business in the region, and some key takeaways for other foreign entrepreneurs thinking of investing in Central and East Africa. Tune into the conversation!




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