A Cameroonian startup Taaply has launched an innovative project aimed at digitizing business cards in a bid to cut down on carbon emissions in Africa. Initially founded in the United States (US), Taaply relocated to Cameroon in the middle of 2020. The startup has created a plastic card that stores all a user’s business and personal information in one place. That card can be updated as many times as possible, removing the need for paper business cards. Users update their card by downloading and updating the Taaply app on Android or iOS. Taaply already has over 10,000 paying customers, and plans on moving into more new markets in 2023.
According to the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Taaply, Lekel Asonganyi “Africa has a high rate of carbon emissions, with few methods on reducing its carbon footprint, with everything going digital, I believe Africa will benefit tremendously from digitizing business cards, thus reducing their carbon footprint and helping the environment.”