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Meet The 12 Startups That Just Graduated From The First Google #LaunchpadAfrica

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Google revealed the startups that will participate in the first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa class. In all. The search giant announced the first Launchpad Accelerator Africa class on 9 November and applications closed on 10 December 2017.  Launchpad Accelerator Africa is a programme for top early-stage African startups that will operate out of Lagos, Nigeria.

Today, the startups graduated. Below are the startups.


Babymigo – a trusted social community for expecting mothers and young parents.

Kudi – Nigeria – payment for Africa through messaging.

OkadaBooks – Nigeria – a social platform that allows users to easily create, spread and sell their stories/books/documents in a matter of minutes. – Nigeria – allows Africans put aside little amounts of money periodically till they reach a savings target.

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Riby – Nigeria – a peer-to-peer banking platform for cooperatives and their members that allows them to save, borrow and invest, together.

Thrive Agric – Nigeria – crowdfunds investments for smallholder farmers, and provide this to them in form of inputs, tech-driven advisory and access to the market.


Pezesha – Kenya – a scalable Peer to Peer microlending marketplace that allows Kenyans to loan to Kenyans, securely, via mobile money using big data and credit analytics.

Flexpay – Kenya – an automated and secured layaway e-commerce system.


OMG Digital – Ghana – a media platform that produces hyper-local, engaging and entertaining content African millennials love to consume and share.

South Africa

swiftVEE – South Africa – a platform for connecting livestock agencies to a network of buyers and sellers.

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TangoTv – Tanzania – a media streaming and video on demand service for African local content; films and shows.


Teheca – Uganda – helps families and individuals find the right health care providers/workers in Uganda.

Meanwhile, the applications for class two of the Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa has opened and it has been extended to more countries.

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