Elon Musk throws subtle jab at Bill Gates after Microsoft billionaire buys electric Porsche

Elon Musk throws subtle jab at Bill Gates after Microsoft billionaire buys electric Porsche

- The founder of Tesla Inc, Elon Musk, has reacted to a purchase of a Porsche Taycan by Microsoft founder, Bill Gates

- Musk described the purchase as "underwhelming" but Gates saw it as very cool

- Musk's reaction came after an unofficial Twitter account responded to Gate's purchase of the car

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Tesla Inc’s founder, Elon Musk, has reacted to a purchase of an electric Porsche by Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.

Musk reportedly tweeted that Gates has been “underwhelming” after news of the purchase became public.

Gates revealed the purchase of the Porsche Taycan in the course of an interview with YouTuber, Marques Brownlee.

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He is reported to have discussed the state of electric cars in general, noting that their range still falls below that of traditional gasoline vehicles. Consumers may experience "anxiety" about this when buying one, he said.

YEN.com.gh understands that the car’s price starts at about $103,000.

Musk’s tweet surfaced after an unofficial Tesla news account expressed disappointment with Gates over his decision, Business Insider. reports.

This stems from the fact that the electric car is seen as direct rival to a number of Tesla cars.

According to Gates, the car he ordered is "very, very cool. That's my first electric car, and I'm enjoying it a lot," he added.

In other news, the local shoe industry in Kenya, Enda, faces a challenge even when the country is reputed to be the best when it comes to producing runners.

Kenya’s first performance athletic shoe company, Enda, opened up about several hurdles in an attempt to convince investors to support it.

In a bid to create a significant manufacturing hub, Kenyan Navalayo Osembo and British-American Weldon Kennedy co-founded Enda in 2016.

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Per a report by qz.com, the plan was to build a high-quality product for export and eventually, direct attention to the country.

Enda, was compelled to demonstrate proof of concept, and a potential export market before investors expressed willingness to open their wallets.

Its aim to raise about $500,000 to build a world-class team, develop and test its running shoe prototypes and order high-quality material fell on the rocks.

An attempt to reach out to about 150 investors and venture capital firms led to unexpected challenges. Information available shows that several investors were hesitant to spend on startup in the wake of skewed perceptions about Africa.

The company however raised enough from personal contacts and focused on a more creative product, Kickstarter.

It later went ahead to raise about $350,000 in a seed funding round from five investors in November 2019.

The resources received are intended for Enda’s production, distribution and marketing strategy.

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