Startup Directory

 

Nigeria

(ACE) Africa Courier Express (Nigeria)
Founders : Ercin Eksin, Tunde Kehinde

VISION

ACE’s vision is to be the preferred partner for anyone looking to connect goods with people across Africa.

MISSION

Our mission is to use technology-enabled logistics services supported by excellent customer service to enable commerce and improve lives across Africa.

THE TEAM

Every member of the ACE team possesses a wealth of expertise in logistics and shares a deep desire to satisfy our customers. Our professional and educational experience spans a wide range of world-renowned companies and educational institutions.

http://www.ace.ng/
0803 901 2600
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440.ng

440 is a JV between 88mph and L5Lab. We provide startups with between $20k-110k investment for 10-25% equity in their businesses.
We invest in startups that target the African markets and are scalable via web/mobile. We accept up to 10 startups per program who will spend 3 months with us, refining their products, business models, and go-to-market. Applications close August 1st. All startups will be notified by August 31st. Program runs from September 12th till December 12th. See here for more information on how it works.

http://440.ng/
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645 Ventures (USA)
Founder: Nnamdi Okike

645 Ventures is an early-stage investment fund focused on Internet and software companies. The fund invests in sectors such as online marketplaces, data analytics, e-commerce, and SaaS software. Portfolio companies include Poshly, Trendalytics, Rifiniti, and Keaton Row. 645 Ventures was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in New York city

Founder: Nnamdi Okike

http://www.645ventures.com/
Accion Venture Lab (Nigeria)

Venture Lab is an investment initiative that drives financial inclusion globally. We invest capital in and provide support to innovative fintech start-ups that increase access to, improve the quality of, or reduce the cost of financial services for the underserved at scale.

We are particularly interested in technology and business model innovation as well as new approaches that help underserved people and small businesses benefit from the world’s formal economy. We look for models leveraging new technologies (e.g., blockchain and distributed ledger, digital ID and full stack infrastructure), newly digitized forms of data (e.g., social media, digital transaction footprints) and new analytical tools (e.g., machine learning). We also look for innovative customer engagement models that create meaningful and delightful user experiences. We are excited about new approaches that focus on financial health and building  financial capabilities.

Since early-stage startups traditionally lack access to capital and assistance, Venture Lab provides flexible financial and non-financial support to adress the needs of our portfolio, including:

Investment: We will typically invest U.S. $300,000 to $500,000 in equity or quasi-equity instruments as part of the first institutional round of capital for seed-stage startups. We welcome opportunities to co-invest with like-minded investors and often build syndicates to channel capital into promising opportunities. We continue to support companies as they grow through follow-on capital that drives scale.
Support: Venture Lab is an active and engaged investor, providing investees with strategic and operational support across a broad range of business areas. We do this through governance, often in the form of a board role, as well as through our portfolio engagement function, which consists of an in-house team that works closely with portfolio companies in the areas of growth strategy, customer insights, product and pricing, process and operations, and human capital. In addition to day-to-day support from the Venture Lab team, investee companies may get connected to Accion’s technical experts (technology, risk management, etc.), microfinance teams and customers from partner institutions around the world, and the global banking and investing community.

http://www.accion.org/venturelab
+1 617.625.7080
Adiba (Nigeria)
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Adibba is Nigeria number one online shopping platform that offers an ever growing variety of product categories
ranging from Power Solutions (Inverter, Batteries & Solar Solutions), Electronics,Fashion,Home Appliances,
Kid's items, Sport & Fitness items to Recharge Cards.

Adibba exists to provide access to diversity and ease of selection. "The one place to get all".

Our business was borne out of the need to satisfy an ever growing community of sophisticated shoppers.

We offer flexible delivery system, convenient return policy and various payment options to choose from, ranging
from Debit/Credit Cards,Interswitch, Bank Transfer, Zenith Global Pay, Paga to pay on delivery ( Cash or card).
With affordable prices and great products, WE at Adibba let you enjoy true convenience and an awesome shopping
experience with product bought SHIPPED directly to your doorstep.

http://www.adibba.com/
01-4607080
Aella Credit (Nigeria)

Aella Credit is building Platforms that make it easier for individuals in Africa to gain access to financing. Currently, 425 million employed Africans have no access to credit. We are building a fair alternative to employee lending and empowerment.

Aella Credit is a socially responsible online alternative lender for Africans. Our pilot launched with a focus on the Nigerian market and integrated with local credit bureaus. Our team has over 40 years of combined experience with a core focus on technology, finance, risk management and analytics from across the Globe.

https://www.aellacredit.com
+234 (0) 908 029 6333
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Afroes @afroesgames

Afroes produces applications and content for young people containing powerful educational and social messages. Afroes develops cutting-edge interactive digital media solutions rooted in Africa’s rich heritage and designed to mould Africa’s young citizens.

Afroes
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Andela Institute (USA, Nigeria)
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ABOUT

Andela is a global talent accelerator that produces world-class developers and connects them with top employers. Andela finds the brightest young people in Africa and gives them the training and mentorship needed to thrive as full-time, remote developers for companies around the world. The company is backed by investors including Steve Case, Omidyar Network, Founder Collective, Rothenberg Ventures, Learn Capital, Melo7 Tech Partners, Chris Hughes and Susa Ventures. Andela has offices in North America and Africa.

MISSION

Our mission is to give brilliant young people in Africa an on-ramp to the digital economy and give companies access to untapped, world-class talent.

http://www.andela.co/
18884725913
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Blessing Computers (Nigeria)

In twelve years BLESSING COMPUTERS LIMITED has achieved much to be proud. Through the expertise and hard work of our employees, director, and various business Associates, we have been able to contribute to the turning around (IT) information technology in Nigeria.
BLESSING COMPUTERS LIMITED is a team of highly dynamic, talented and experienced information technology professionals, with a good number of performance/achievement records in the provision of services and adequate solutions to IT related problems to individuals and corporate bodies. Just as BLESSING COMPUTERS LIMITED has grown and changed from its beginning in 2001.
 

http://www.blessingcomputers.com/
08094003554,017305468
Brief Essentials (Nigeria)

Brief Essentials is the Underwear place for everyone... offering luxury for less in Nigeria.

Customers can choose from an extensive collection of beautiful, chic elegance lingerie from dainty, cute chemise & babydolls set, gorgeous prints bras, swimwear, hosiery, pretty and wide bustiers, shapewear that gives you instant result, PJs, sportswear and lingerie accessories that help you avoid a myriad of fashion gaffes; boxers and briefs, lounge wear to star-style men’s underwear and every luxury lingerie or underwear item you can imagine - briefessentials stocks your underwear at the most competitive  prices. The BE underwear range also include underwear - pants, boxers, pajamas, t-shirts, leggings, tanks and more for boys and girls - these are available in their favorite characters.

http://www.briefessentials.com/