Internet Startups in Africa

Step into the thriving world of Internet startups in Africa, where innovators are rewriting the rules and redefining what's possible. Our carefully curated list is your passport to explore the trailblazers who are shaping this dynamic sector. Discover their bold solutions, game-changing products, and out-of-the-box thinking as they forge new paths in Internet.

Cummulative Funding

$643M+

Total # of Companies

139

Total Deal Count

245

Total M&A Count

13

Total # of Investors

512

List of Internet startups in Africa

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StartupOverviewLast roundTotal raisedFounded
1.

CSquared builds metro fiber and Wi-Fi networks to help local providers connect more people to the Internet and each other

Venture

$ 100,000,000

2013

2.

Carry1st leverages mobile technology to delight consumers and empower small businesses across Africa

Venture

$ 57,000,000

2018

3.

One Africa Media owns, operates and invests in a portfolio of online marketplaces in the employment, auto, property and travel sectors

Venture

$ 52,000,000

2012

4.

Ozow is a South African startup that simplifies transactions for customers and merchants.

Series B

$ 49,194,082

2014

5.

FairMoney is a platform that helps people access instant loans within 5 minutes through our android app.

Venture

$ 42,000,000

2017

6.

Jambo is a Congo-based firm that is creating Africa’s web3 user acquisition gateway.

Series A

$ 37,500,000

2021

7.

Wefarm is a network and marketplace for small-scale farmers to share and access vital information, products and services without internet.

Series A

$ 31,050,000

2015

8.

Poa Internet is a Kenyan startup that provides affordable internet to individuals and small businesses.

Series C

$ 28,000,000

2015

9.

Spleet is a Nigerian proptech startup that provides access to flexible subscription based rental services.

Seed

$ 26,885,000

2017

10.

CITi is an NPO supporting the ICT sector in Western Cape.

Venture

$ 20,700,000

1998

11.

Omnibiz is a B2B e-commerce platform that connects fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) manufacturers to retailers.

Seed

$ 18,000,000

2019

12.

Alerzo is a B2B e-commerce retail startup based in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Series A

$ 16,025,000

2019

13.

Mawingu uses high-performance low-cost wireless technology and solar power to build fast internet networks in rural areas.

Series B

$ 14,300,000

2013

14.

Datacentrix is an ICT solutions provider that specializes in the supply, integration, support, and maintenance of IT infrastructures.

Venture

$ 14,100,000

1998

15.

Sky.Garden is a Kenyan mobile SaaS eCommerce Platform for African retailers.

Series A

$ 7,212,030

2015

16.

Sendmarc is a South African startup that offers email protection from phishing attacks.

Series A

$ 7,000,000

2018

17.

Tizeti provides broadband internet services to densely populated urban centers in Africa.

Series A

$ 5,100,000

2010

18.

Alsoug.com is a Sudanese startup that is launching a new fintech platform to support financial inclusion

Seed

$ 5,000,000

2016

19.

DealDey features a daily deal on things to do, see, eat, and buy in Lagos and Abuja.

Series B

$ 5,000,000

2011

20.

Koinz​ is an Egyptian food aggregator that helps increase restaurants' customer satisfaction.

Seed

$ 4,800,000

2019

CSquared

Founded

2013

Overview

CSquared builds metro fiber and Wi-Fi networks to help local providers connect more people to the Internet and each other

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 100,000,000

Employee

101-250

Carry1st

Founded

2018

Overview

Carry1st leverages mobile technology to delight consumers and empower small businesses across Africa

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 57,000,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2012

Overview

One Africa Media owns, operates and invests in a portfolio of online marketplaces in the employment, auto, property and travel sectors

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 52,000,000

Employee

51-100

Ozow

Founded

2014

Overview

Ozow is a South African startup that simplifies transactions for customers and merchants.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$ 49,194,082

Employee

11-50

FairMoney

Founded

2017

Overview

FairMoney is a platform that helps people access instant loans within 5 minutes through our android app.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 42,000,000

Employee

51-200

Jambo

Founded

2021

Overview

Jambo is a Congo-based firm that is creating Africa’s web3 user acquisition gateway.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 37,500,000

Employee

2-10

Wefarm

Founded

2015

Overview

Wefarm is a network and marketplace for small-scale farmers to share and access vital information, products and services without internet.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 31,050,000

Employee

51-200

Founded

2015

Overview

Poa Internet is a Kenyan startup that provides affordable internet to individuals and small businesses.

Last round

Series C

Total raised

$ 28,000,000

Employee

51-200

Founded

2017

Overview

Spleet is a Nigerian proptech startup that provides access to flexible subscription based rental services.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 26,885,000

Employee

11-50

Citi

Founded

1998

Overview

CITi is an NPO supporting the ICT sector in Western Cape.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 20,700,000

Employee

11-50

Omnibiz

Founded

2019

Overview

Omnibiz is a B2B e-commerce platform that connects fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) manufacturers to retailers.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 18,000,000

Employee

51-200

Alerzo

Founded

2019

Overview

Alerzo is a B2B e-commerce retail startup based in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 16,025,000

Employee

501-1,000

Mawingu

Founded

2013

Overview

Mawingu uses high-performance low-cost wireless technology and solar power to build fast internet networks in rural areas.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$ 14,300,000

Employee

51-200

Founded

1998

Overview

Datacentrix is an ICT solutions provider that specializes in the supply, integration, support, and maintenance of IT infrastructures.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 14,100,000

Employee

501-1000

Founded

2015

Overview

Sky.Garden is a Kenyan mobile SaaS eCommerce Platform for African retailers.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 7,212,030

Employee

11-50

Sendmarc

Founded

2018

Overview

Sendmarc is a South African startup that offers email protection from phishing attacks.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 7,000,000

Employee

2-10

Tizeti

Founded

2010

Overview

Tizeti provides broadband internet services to densely populated urban centers in Africa.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 5,100,000

Employee

101-350

Founded

2016

Overview

Alsoug.com is a Sudanese startup that is launching a new fintech platform to support financial inclusion

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 5,000,000

Employee

11-50

DealDey

Founded

2011

Overview

DealDey features a daily deal on things to do, see, eat, and buy in Lagos and Abuja.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$ 5,000,000

Employee

251-500

Koinz

Founded

2019

Overview

Koinz​ is an Egyptian food aggregator that helps increase restaurants' customer satisfaction.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 4,800,000

Employee

51-200

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