Africans have always been a very enterprising bunch, so it’s no surprise that a lot of attention has been on the African startup scene in recent times. Both home and abroad, you will find Africans excelling in different fields but most recently in tech as well. In this blog, we will look at a few Ghanaian and Nigerian businesses that are excelling and being impactful.
MindMeet is a social platform that was founded by Chinedu Echeruo. The platform allows individuals to raise money for a good cause by sharing their knowledge. It also connects those looking for information, expertise, or inspiration with people who have years of experience in their fields. The money they make from the knowledge they offer goes to a charity of their choice.
Startup52 is headquartered in NYC and founded by Chike Ukaegbo. It is a technology accelerator championing diversity through fostering the growth and development of ethnically diverse startups. Chike believes in creating opportunities for investing and nurturing startups by underrepresented founders.
Appruve is a pan-African financial data API that enables financial institutions to validate individuals' and enterprises' identities. Essentially, it can be used by financial institutions to authenticate data collected from clients throughout their lifecycle. Appruve was founded by Ghanaian tech entrepreneur Paul Damalie.
Axocheck is an e-health platform that seeks to improve health care for all people through preventive care. They do this by giving clients access to professional medical practitioners anytime, anywhere. Clients can book appointments through the mobile app or website for concierge services. This awesome product was created by Babatunde Jegede, Kazeem Lawal, and Gbenga Solademi.
UrbanGeekz is a revolutionary video-centric digital news platform focusing on technology, business, science, and startups for African Americans, LatinX, and other minority groups. This unique online platform is also the first-of-its-kind to provide authoritative lifestyle and entertainment content. UrbanGeeks is based in Atlanda and was founded by Kunbi Tinuoye, an award-winning British-born journalist and former broadcaster.
Zeepay is one of Ghana's most rapidly rising fintech firms. Its goal is to build digital railroads that connect digital assets like mobile money wallets, cards, ATMs, bank accounts, and digital tokens to international money transfer operators, payments, subscriptions, international airtime, and refugee payments.
Float is a YC-backed cash management and digital lending platform focused on African small/medium scale businesses. This fast growing fin-tech company offers working- capital in the form of a flexible credit line to boost cashflow and as well as a suite of tools to help them manage their finances. Float was founded by Jesse Ghansah and Barima Effah from Ghana.
Flutterwave is a payment technology company that focuses on offering customers with seamless and safe payment experiences. They do this by using a single API integration to deliver rapid, safe, and cost-effective disbursements into bank accounts and mobile wallets across Africa.
These are just a few of the companies founded by Africans that are doing amazingly well. There are a ton more out there. Don’t be shy to share them when find them. Let’s keep supporting our black businesses.