Mobile Startups in Africa

Step into the thriving world of Mobile 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 Mobile.

Cummulative Funding

$361.1M+

Total # of Companies

24

Total Deal Count

55

Total M&A Count

1

Total # of Investors

126

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StartupOverviewLast roundTotal raisedFounded
1.

Wave Mobile Money is a Senegalese startup which provides an app-based financial solution to save, transfer, and borrow money.

Debt Financing

$ 291,500,000

2017

2.

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

Venture

$ 42,000,000

2017

3.

Pyypl is a blockchain technology-based fintech providing digital payments and financial services for smartphone users.

Series A

$ 11,000,000

2017

4.

Payday is a Nigerian fintech startup which to enable swifts global payments for Africans.

Seed

$ 5,100,000

2021

5.

Hello Tractor is a diversified ag-tech company focused on improving food and income security throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Grant

$ 5,025,000

2014

6.

Maviance Cameroon is a digital financial service provider and technology consulting company.

Funding Round

$ 3,000,000

2012

7.

StarNews Mobile is an African-focused mobile content platform that allows celebrities and brands to monetize their fan bases.

Seed

$ 2,550,000

2017

8.

Klump is a Buy Now, Pay Later product offering alternative checkout and in-store loans to customers and businesses.

Pre-seed

$ 780,000

2021

9.

Kotani Pay enables blockchain protocols, dapps and blockchain fintech companies to integrate seamlessly to local payment channels in Africa.

Grant

$ 100,000

2021

10.

Gaming Marketplace that allows gamers to trade their gaming accounts, in-game items, and related services.

Grant

$ 40,000

2020

11.

TradeBuza is a Nigerian startup which leverages technology to help businesses manage their outgrower schemes and commodities trade more effectively.

Non-equity Assistance

$ 25,000

2017

12.

Africa 118 develops is an Ethiopian digital marketing platform designed to provide local information and digital marketing service.

Grant

Undisclosed

2010

13.

FindOn is an online messaging platform that helps you manage all your contacts from a single interface and send email and SMS campaigns.

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

14.

Popote is a Kenya based mobile app that enables businesses to make their payments with total control and up-to date record keeping.

Venture

Undisclosed

2013

15.

Bizao is a Fintech startup whose mission is to help accelerate their growth of businesses through the digitalization of payments.

Series A

Undisclosed

2019

16.

Exchange4free is a South African cross-border payments firm.

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

2004

17.

Gamr is a Nigerian competitive e-sports startup.

Grant

Undisclosed

1991

18.

Abeg is a Nigerian mobile payment app that was designed to cater to the needs of a diverse group of people.

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

2019

19.

SUDPAY is Senegalese startup specialized in Mobility and Ticketing Solutions.

Convertible Note

Undisclosed

2014

20.

Takestep is an Egyptian mobile platform focused on treatment for addiction as well as general psychiatry.

Seed

Undisclosed

2018

Founded

2017

Overview

Wave Mobile Money is a Senegalese startup which provides an app-based financial solution to save, transfer, and borrow money.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 291,500,000

Employee

501-1,000

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

Pyypl

Founded

2017

Overview

Pyypl is a blockchain technology-based fintech providing digital payments and financial services for smartphone users.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 11,000,000

Employee

51-200

Payday

Founded

2021

Overview

Payday is a Nigerian fintech startup which to enable swifts global payments for Africans.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 5,100,000

Employee

2-10

Founded

2014

Overview

Hello Tractor is a diversified ag-tech company focused on improving food and income security throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Last round

Grant

Total raised

$ 5,025,000

Employee

11-50

Maviance

Founded

2012

Overview

Maviance Cameroon is a digital financial service provider and technology consulting company.

Last round

Funding Round

Total raised

$ 3,000,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2017

Overview

StarNews Mobile is an African-focused mobile content platform that allows celebrities and brands to monetize their fan bases.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 2,550,000

Employee

11-50

Klump

Founded

2021

Overview

Klump is a Buy Now, Pay Later product offering alternative checkout and in-store loans to customers and businesses.

Last round

Pre-seed

Total raised

$ 780,000

Employee

2-10

Founded

2021

Overview

Kotani Pay enables blockchain protocols, dapps and blockchain fintech companies to integrate seamlessly to local payment channels in Africa.

Last round

Grant

Total raised

$ 100,000

Employee

2-10

Founded

2020

Overview

Gaming Marketplace that allows gamers to trade their gaming accounts, in-game items, and related services.

Last round

Grant

Total raised

$ 40,000

Employee

2-10

TradeBuza

Founded

2017

Overview

TradeBuza is a Nigerian startup which leverages technology to help businesses manage their outgrower schemes and commodities trade more effectively.

Last round

Non-equity Assistance

Total raised

$ 25,000

Employee

2-10

Founded

2010

Overview

Africa 118 develops is an Ethiopian digital marketing platform designed to provide local information and digital marketing service.

Last round

Grant

Total raised

$ 0

Employee

51-200

Find On

Founded

Overview

FindOn is an online messaging platform that helps you manage all your contacts from a single interface and send email and SMS campaigns.

Last round

Undisclosed

Total raised

$ 0

Employee

11-50

Popote

Founded

2013

Overview

Popote is a Kenya based mobile app that enables businesses to make their payments with total control and up-to date record keeping.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 0

Employee

11-50

Bizao

Founded

2019

Overview

Bizao is a Fintech startup whose mission is to help accelerate their growth of businesses through the digitalization of payments.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 0

Employee

51-200

Founded

2004

Overview

Exchange4free is a South African cross-border payments firm.

Last round

Undisclosed

Total raised

$ 0

Employee

51-200

Gamr

Founded

1991

Overview

Gamr is a Nigerian competitive e-sports startup.

Last round

Grant

Total raised

$ 0

Employee

2-10

Abeg

Founded

2019

Overview

Abeg is a Nigerian mobile payment app that was designed to cater to the needs of a diverse group of people.

Last round

Undisclosed

Total raised

$ 0

Employee

2-10

SudPay

Founded

2014

Overview

SUDPAY is Senegalese startup specialized in Mobility and Ticketing Solutions.

Last round

Convertible Note

Total raised

$ 0

Employee

11-50

TakeStep

Founded

2018

Overview

Takestep is an Egyptian mobile platform focused on treatment for addiction as well as general psychiatry.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 0

Employee

11-50

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