Y Combinator has confirmed 15 African tech startups for the S21 cohort of its accelerator and will be giving US$125,000 each to them in seed funding as well as further investment opportunities.
374 startups in total would be participating in this year’s Y Combinator accelerator program.
In no particular order, here are the 15 African startups that were selected:
Mecho Autotech is an interactive technology platform that provides easy vehicle inspection, repair and maintenance services through a large network of certified automobile technicians and mechanics.
It offers repair and diagnostics services using technology and modern techniques.
It has a network of verified spare part vendors and mechanics, and it has an app that facilitates booking, payment and the mechanic-matching process.
It provides African small businesses access to finance while at the same time helping them to build their credit history.
It is a made-for-Africa payment platform that enables transfer across borders.
It allows users to transfer money to other countries like Ghana and Kenya and other continents like Europe and the UK, all in minutes.
It is a SAAS platform for enabling access to patients and participants for clinical research studies across Africa. It offers a direct-to-patient web-based technology that easily recruits the right participants for a research study.
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It is a B2B marketplace for stores in Africa to buy inventory directly from manufacturers using the Suplias mobile app.
It guarantees the best prices and a large variety of products with next-day delivery service.
It is an e-commerce fulfillment services company that provides delivery services using artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, and it is also a last-mile delivery company that facilitates the transportation of goods to their final destination.
It uses its fleets to deliver shipments and allows customers to select their preferred delivery window and to view the live location of couriers as they approach their locations.
It is a technological car parts and accessories market that provides IoT solutions that links car owners with already established car parts sellers.
It provides water and electricity distribution companies with infrastructure management software.
It provides this to emerging markets.
It is a licensed insurance brokerage that allows you to buy insurance with a convenient and transparent experience, all within a few minutes and from the comfort of your home.
It is a B2B e-commerce and fintech platform for FMCG products in Morocco and it has an app for seamless transactions.
It is a predictive value chain platform that enables all distributors, principals, manufacturers and logistics providers to optimize and plan their B2C or B2B shipments fast.
It is a Business Support Services Industry and Neobank for the youth in Africa enables fast current account ownership and cheaper transactions.
It enables on-demand wage access for the African market and provides easy payroll integration, financial education, employee access, effective reporting, payment and training services.
It provides card-issuing APIs for corporates who want virtual and/or physical multi-currency debit cards.
It harmonizes the payments experience in Africa and simplifies how capital can be deployed to Africa’s brightest projects.
It is a biotech industry that is working to lower the economic burden of cancer by using cutting-edge immunogenomics, bioinformatics and artificial intelligence to accelerate the development of cancer detection and cure strategies and developing novel, non-invasive and affordable molecular diagnostics.
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