Ten African tech startups that participated in the Y Combinator Winter ‘21 batch pitched today to an audience of investors at a virtual demo day.
Selected startups will receive US$125,000 in seed funding as well as further investment opportunities at a demo day.
274 startups were selected from 42 countries and ten of them were from Africa, five of which are Nigerian.
Here are the five Nigerian startups that pitched at the Y Combinator W21 batch demo day
This is an online marketplace that makes procurement convenient and open for restaurants and hotels on the African continent.
On this platform, businesses can order what they need from verified vendors at good prices.
With Vandease businesses expand their finances through procurement. Since cashflow is important to business, the platform helps businesses buy goods at no initial cost.
This allows the business to pay Vandease when it has made a profit.
The online marketplace offers flexible pricing options, next-day delivery while providing pending analytics to support business growth.
Prospa is a technology platform that is creating the operating system for African entrepreneurs and ventures.
The mission of the startup is to support Africans in building financial prosperity.
Prospa provides users with banking and business in one place. The startup offers bank-grade security, insured deposits and ring-fenced accounts.
The platform puts business owners in control of their finances.
This startup has a mobile app platform that allows users send money, receive money, make and accept payments across Africa.
Through the platform, users can pay for basic everyday needs, from local and international merchants.
With Flux users can operate without the internet or in places with a poor internet connection through its end-to-end encrypted SMS technology.
Users can request money on Flux by creating a detailed budget list and sharing to friends, families and colleagues as well as perform cross-border transactions across African countries.
This startup offers deliveries for e-commerce and social commerce sellers. The platform helps its users with local and international deliveries to their customers around the world.
The platform is an international fulfillment service for African merchants.
This startup enables endless possibilities with financial data. Mono’s vision is to create an open financial data system for Africa.
The startup provides API’s and tools for developers to build a better customer experience
Other African startups that pitched at the Y Combinator Winter ’21 Batch include Fletock, Nowpay and Dayra (Egypt), Djamo (Ivory Coast), Kidato (Kenya)
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