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Maverick China Research is now GroupMAV

It’s been almost 15 years since we bought a few wooden chairs and desks at the local market and set up Maverick China in a small apartment in Beijing.

It has been an exciting journey.

Back then, we were busy working on our first Payment reports and wrapping up field visits with Alipay and Tenpay. WeChat was still only a glean in its developers’ eyes, still years from launch, and a company called Lakala was taking China by storm, deploying payment processing terminals on every street corner.

These days, as we open a new office some 10,000 kilometers away in East Africa, networks of similar payment terminals, called Wakalas, are strongly entrenched in the local landscape.

We are excited to continue our journey, now with offices across the globe in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hong Kong, and Dar es Salaam.

With a new, expanded focus our first step is a rebranding. And with a new brand comes a brand new website.

Stay tuned as we follow China and East Africa’s technology markets and share our findings with you on our blog and in our reports.

Thank you for helping us make this journey possible.

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