With creative and revolutionary ideas across Africa, these startups are changing the technology space. Keeping an eye on them is absolutely worth it.
The selection of the following startups is based on the achievements, impressive-positive success stories, and the venture-backed funding that have been raised by these startups over the years.
Let’s dig in…
Often referred to as “Tajir of Africa”, Sokowatch is definitely a startup you should look out for in 2021. Sokowatch is a B2B e-commerce startup launched in Kenya in 2016 and has expanded to Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda since its launch. A platform that directly links merchants to local and multinational suppliers and digitizes orders, payments, and logistics for distribution.
In 2020 it was able to raise $15 million in the Series A round, SokoWatch has raised $18.6m so far and is anticipated to have an outstanding run in 2021.
The value-added services Sokowatch provides include analytics and credit services for Africa’s smallest enterprises.
Farmcrowdy, a Nigerian agri-tech startup,founded in 2016 with the aim of empowering farmers by connecting them to alternative financing and market access via a crowdfunding platform.The company has launched other successful products and subsidiaries such as Crowdyvest and Plentywaka.
In commemoration of its fourth year anniversary, Farmcrowdy has announced the launch of these businesses along with the introduction of two major platforms, the Farmcrowdy Foods E-Commerce platform and the Farmcrowdy Trader platform (Flagship platform under Farmcrowdy Aggregation).
The organization has helped more than 400,000 patients gain access to high-quality drugs since 2013.
With its multi-currency e-wallet, Uganda’s fintech Eversend has been growing rapidly for a few years.
2021 will definitely be a defining year for food delivery companies globally.
In partnership with Misk Innovation, Ordera participated in the Saudi Arabia-based accelerator program organized by 500 Startups, and its lead investor is from the kingdom.
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