Simbarashe “Simba” Lovemore Mubvuma is a lawyer, technology entrepreneur, and a self-taught coder.
Simba co-founded a tech company based in Zimbabwe growing as a leader in innovative technological solutions for the legal profession in Africa. The idea of the company began in 2014 when he and a university friend created a program called Lex Mobile, which allowed law students to access court judgments and legislation from smartphones without the need for the internet. Today, Lexware focuses on increasing efficiency in legal systems, placing its clients as market leaders in the various countries in which it operates. Over the past two years, the company has worked with over 50 young freelance developers, creating opportunities for them to utilise their skills in software development. They have done business with many prestigious law firms across the continent.
Simba also successfully launched his second legal company called “Law basket”. He is the COO of LawBasket and works with a team to provide an online legal service marketplace that aims to provide affordable law services to individuals and businesses in Africa. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Simba plans to unleash his new skills and network to grow LawBasket into the Uber of legal services.
He appeared in the influential 2018 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list along with 29 other young tech entrepreneurs honoured in Africa.