12 of Africa’s top tech startups building amazing platforms

By Miguel Heilbron & Jenni Lansisyrja

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Check out 12 African tech startups building amazing platforms, and get in touch with these upcoming business leaders! 

All of the listed companies have just launched their products at DEMO Africa 2014 before investors, media, strategic buyers and others attendants from around the world. Click on the venture profiles below for more info, read the documentation and connect with the entrepreneurs. Only accredited investors who registered a VC4Africa Pro Account can access the company’s private documents, business plans, financial projections and all other details from the listed ventures’ VC4Africa profiles. (Login with your existing Pro Account here, or get more info.)


Cribpark-1
     Cribpark –  Nigeria
Cribpark is a web-platform including home design catalogue, web shop, and project management tools for design and construction. The service can be used also on mobile devices. See the VC4Africa venture profile for more info.
– Funding amount required: USD 250,000
– Funding to date: Personal funding
– Other requirements: Mentorship, Partnerships, Endorsements

 

Cube-1     Cube –  Nigeria
Cube enables anyone (whether individual or business entity) to accept card payments in person with their phone. The service also works without internet connection. See the VC4Africa venture profile for more info.
– Funding amount required: About USD 400,000 additional capital
– Funding to date: Approximately USD 100,000

 

Feedbackplus-1     Feedbackplus – Nigeria
Feedbackplus lets customers give feedback to different organizations online or through a mobile app. It also provides organizations with a platform on which to interact with customers and track their feedback. See the VC4Africa venture profile for more info.
– Funding amount required: USD 200,000
– Funding to date: USD 55,000
– Other requirements: Mentoring

 

Foodstantly-1     Foodstantly – Nigeria
Foodstantly is an online marketplace which provides customers with fresh as well as cooked food and home delivery services. Suppliers benefit by having a Mobile-web platform to set up online shops, accept payments, sell and deliver their products. See the VC4Africa venture profile for more info.
– Funding amount required: USD 150,000
– Funding to date: Personal funding / Bootstrapped
– Other requirements: Co-Founder and recruiting more talent

 

Hutbay-1     Hutbay – Nigeria
Hutbay is a platform that helps real estate consumers find and share vital information about real estate, mortgages, and agents. The platform also connects users with real estate professionals in Nigeria. See the VC4Africa venture profile for more info.
– Funding amount required: USD 200,000
– Funding to date: USD 32,000 in seed funding & USD 45,000 in startup funding
– Other requirements: Mentoring

 

LockName-1     LocName – Egypt
LocName is an application that gives a short, unique name for your address, which you can share easily in just 2 seconds. Directions to reach your place! See the VC4Africa venture profile for more info.
– Funding amount required: USD 100,000
– Funding to date: USD 15,000
– Other requirements: Advertising, Partnership in other companies, Mentorship

 

Mjobs-1     MobileJobs (powered by SOMTEC) – Ethiopia
MobileJobs provides web and mobile job alert and recruitment services. The service is designed for a country where many people have limited access to the internet. See the VC4Africa venture profile for more info.
– Funding amount required: USD 1,000,000
– Funding to date: –

 

MuZik-1     MuZik – Cameroon
MuZik is a virtual music streaming service for feature phones. It provides the user with music or information regarding it, automatically grabbed online. See the VC4Africa venture profile for more info.
– Funding amount required: USD 23,000
– Funding to date: –

 

Nikweli-1     Nikweli – Tanzania
Mobile-to-web job matching platform that connects employers and job seekers for lower skill, “blue collar” type positions. See the VC4Africa venture profile for more info.
– Funding amount required: USD 200,000 over 2 years
– Funding to date: USD 20,000 (self-funded)
– Other requirements: Completing the management team (technical talent)

 

Pliby-1     Pliby – Benin
Pliby is an online platform for the African music lovers. The platform is used to discover underground artists, songs and albums. See the VC4Africa venture profile for more info.
– Funding amount required: tbd
– Funding to date: –

 

TrafficBytes-1     TrafficBytes – Egypt
Trafficbytes is a solution that allows mobile operators and telecom vendors to leverage existing big data and provide real time accurate roads traffic information. See the VC4Africa venture profile for more info.
– Funding amount required: USD 200,000
– Funding to date: –
– Other requirements: Business leads with mobile operators & telecom vendors

 

VoTo Mobile-1     VOTO Mobile – Ghana
Mobile phone notification and survey platform. Interactive SMS or voice call service in local languages, help with instantly reaching across distance, language, and literacy barriers. See the VC4Africa venture profile for more info.
– Funding amount required: Large seed or series A within 6 months. Currently cash flow positive.
– Funding to date: USD 100,000
– Other requirements: Strategic partners including mobile operators, international development organisations, mobile platforms

 

Only investors who registered a VC4Africa Pro Account can get access to private documents and all other details of the ventures, and express their interest to invest.

The VC4Africa Investor Network is the largest network of dedicated SME investors interested in supporting African based ventures. Registered investors are also able to follow hundreds of other ventures gaining traction in over 40 African markets, network with fellow members, coordinate due diligence, and co-fund deals with fellow investors.

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