ViserIQ Ltd.: Making Software Ready Available for African Businesses

Afrinection recently interviewed Adrian Nkhoma Somba, founder of ViserIQ Ltd. He discusses making software more readily available for African businesses to help them scale.

Q. What is the name of your start-up, social enterprise, or innovation?

ViserIQ Limited

Q. Where did you grow up and what/who inspired you to set up your start-up, social enterprise, or innovation? 

I grew up in Blantyre, Malawi. I was inspired by Einstein with the theory of relativity and the inspiring take it took to the world as we see it today.

Q. In what year did you start your start-up, social enterprise, or innovation?


Q. In which country/countries/regions does your  start-up, social enterprise, or innovation operate?

We are currently in Malawi but our services are also available to Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia.

Q. What does your start-up, social enterprise, or innovation do? What problem does it intend to solve?

African entrepreneurs and SMEs most often do not have the capacity to purchase expensive software, we bridge this gap by providing entrepreneurs & SMEs cost convenient consultation and software products, increasing efficiency & productivity to ensure sales growth.

Q. What has been a key lesson learned by you so far?

Patience, if you can wait enough then you will have to endure a lot but in the same case you will surely see the fruits of the labor.

Q. What makes your start-up, social enterprise, or innovation worthy of investment? Give us 3 reasons (elaborate on these)

First and foremost, we own all our system softwares and setups. Because we are efficient in within ourselves and our customer base and we have eliminated redundancies to enable faster sales growth and lastly because we fast growing startup which is focused not only on scaling but the quality of our products.

Q. Where do you want your start-up, social enterprise, or innovation to be in five years?

We want to be the back bone go to company for every emerging African startups for all entrepreneurs and SMEs

Q. What has been the highlight since you started your start-up, social enterprise, or innovation?
It has been rocky and full of ups and downs but i have realised that it is the normal norm, all part of the road.
Q. What are your 3 key tips for aspiring and budding (social) entrepreneurs?

First it is to carry passion and discipline because when passion leaves the the discipline to finish will see you through to the finish line. Second, know that you are not in competition with anyone but your legacy because you wont be remembered as the person who beat who but as a sum of all you did. Lastly, do not just jump into entrepreneurship, go get a job first, learn the corporate world and take it from there.

Q. Why did you join Afrinection and why should others?

Because connecting Africa is exactly what is needed.

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