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9 African Startups Join Y Combinator Summer 2021 Batch

Nine African startups have been selected so far to join the summer 2021 cohort Y Combinator accelerator, with each receiving US$125,000 in seed funding as well as additional investment opportunities at a demo day.

They are among the 117 (more will be announced as the programme progresses) that have been confirmed to be participate in the accelerator programme.

The S21 batch of Y Combinator will comment this month and round off in September with a demo day.

Meet the 9 African Startups:

Nigeria

  1.  Mecho Autotech, which connects car users with mechanics and smart part vendors; 
  2. Suplias, a B2B marketplace for mom and pop stores;
  3. Lemonade Finance, a multi-currency payments solution.

Egypt

  1. Licensed online insurance brokerage Amenli,
  2. Car parts marketplace Odiggo
  3.  ShipBlu, a last mile e-commerce delivery and fulfillment company.

Morocco

  1. Chari, an e-commerce and fintech app for traditional retailers,
  2.  Freterium, a collaborative SaaS platform that connects organizations, people and technologies in the logistics value chain.

South Africa  

  1. Floatpays, an on-demand wage access platform, completes the list.

During the Y Combinator Winter ‘21 batch demo day in March, ten African tech startups took to the virtual stage to pitch to an audience of investors, press, alumni, and other interested parties.

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