Most Innovative Companies

Internet of Elephants

Nairobi startup Internet of Elephants—the name is a play on Internet of Everything—aims to crowdfund for conservation and bring the wild to users’ phones through augmented-reality games that let users interact with animals in your own environment. One of the biggest challenges to creating awareness of wildlife conservation on a global scale is the fact that, for many people throughout the world, the African bush and endangered species that inhabit it can feel abstract and distant. But through the company’s first app, Safari Central, users can see endangered species moving around their own homes and neighborhoods, and educate themselves about conservation efforts along the way.

2018: Africa
headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya