Meet Dawit Abraham: Ethiopian entrepreneur revolutionizing African gaming industry

Dawit Abraham has made a name for himself as an Ethiopian entrepreneur at the forefront of game development in Africa.

As CEO and Co-founder of Qene Technologies, he is dedicated to creating premium African mobile games that meet international standards.

Dawit’s impressive background in Android application engineering and game development, including collaborations on notable projects like the OpenCog Artificial General Intelligence framework, serves as a strong foundation for Qene Technologies.

However, what truly sets Qene Technologies apart is its commitment to providing African-friendly payment solutions through mobile money and direct carrier billing.

This ensures that in-game content is accessible to the African market.

Under Dawit’s leadership, the startup has launched a range of successful mobile games, including Kinet, a revolutionary platform for game monetization in Africa.

Kinet features innovative subscription models, esports tournaments, in-app purchases, and ads, which are transforming the African gaming market.

Qene’s success story continues with its recent accomplishment of selling its top-performing game, Gebeta, to Carry1st, a South African mobile gaming startup helmed by Cordel Robbin-Coker. 

Gebeta, also known as Mancala, was awarded Best App of the Year at the 2020 AppsAfrica awards. The sale represents Qene’s first game exit, providing the startup with a long-term royalty and solidifying its position as a major player in the African gaming industry.

Abraham’s passion for creating games with an authentic African story is what sets him apart in the gaming industry.

He believes that Africa indeed has a strong capacity to compete with international software industries, and his goal is to make Qene Technologies one of the leading gaming companies in Africa, and eventually, the world.

His journey as an Ethiopian entrepreneur is a story of hard work, innovation, and a passion for creating world-class products.

As the African gaming industry continues to evolve, Dawit and Qene Technologies are at the forefront of this revolution, creating games that are not just fun but also have an authentic African story.

Under his visionary leadership, Qene is looking to establish strategic partnerships with African tech providers in the gaming industry.

This will enable Qene to continue growing its gaming library while providing a seamless gaming experience for its users.

Feyisayo Ajayi
Feyisayo Ajayi
Feyisayo Ajayi is a financial reporter for Billionaires.Africa. He covers topics ranging from company valuations to educational technology. Feyisayo holds a degree in geology from the acclaimed University of Ibadan.

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