Kevin Mutiso (CEO) and Anthony Kariuki (CXO) founded Alternative Circle in March 2016 with a dream of revolutionizing financial technology industry. Alternative Circle closed a seed round of 1.1 million USD from CreditInfo in 2017 and this enabled the expansion of the company. The company’s first product, Shika is a Kenyan built mobile app made for individuals who want to access quick micro-loans, in an easy, fast and transparent way and provides flexible repayment terms. The application is also built for Financial Institutions that can use the platform to reach potential borrowers. Alternative Circle through lending commitments from financial institutions has raised 15 million USD for the lending pool. Shika app is currently available for download on the Google Playstore.