Mobile Apps Startups in Africa

Step into the thriving world of Mobile Apps 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 Apps.

Cummulative Funding

$1B+

Total # of Companies

173

Total Deal Count

290

Total M&A Count

17

Total # of Investors

507

List of Mobile Apps startups in Africa

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StartupOverviewLast roundTotal raisedFounded
1.

Tala is a financial technology company on a mission to build a financial system that works for everyone.

Series E

$ 349,439,700

2011

2.

Glovo is a courier service that purchases, picks up, and delivers products ordered through its mobile application.

Series F

$ 336,000,000

2015

3.

Anghami is a Beirut-headquartered leading music streaming service of the Middle East & North Africa.

Post-IPO Equity

$ 63,600,000

2012

4.

Moniepoint provides a seamless platform to accept payments digitally, receive credit and access business management tools.

Debt Financing

$ 37,600,000

2015

5.

Dash is an Africa-focused accessible, modern, and unified alternative payment network.

Seed

$ 33,818,000

2019

6.

Expensya is a Web and Mobile solution that automates expense reports management for professionals.

Series B

$ 25,600,000

2014

7.

Zeepay is Ghanian FinTech startup which focuses on digital rails intended to connect digital assets.

Series A

$ 19,040,000

2014

8.

Numida is a Ugandan fintech startup that provides unsecured growth capital to semi-formal small businesses via a mobile app.

Debt Financing

$ 14,600,000

2016

9.

Paymenow is a financial wellness and inclusion platform that allows employees on demand access to earned wages.

Debt Financing

$ 14,250,000

2019

10.

Djamo is a challenger bank for consumers in French-speaking Africa.

Venture

$ 14,125,000

2019

11.

ZirooPay is a fintech startup that makes payment simple and provides internet-free, easy-to-use POS terminals.

Series A

$ 12,137,200

2014

12.

PawaPay is a pan-African payments company that provides mobile payment solutions to African consumers or businesses.

Seed

$ 9,000,000

2020

13.

Africa Incubator is an ICT startup which focuses on mobile application development and technology strategy.

Series A

$ 7,200,000

2015

14.

Vibra empowers the world's best crypto enthusiasts and newbies to effortlessly go from zero to master

Pre-Series A

$ 6,000,000

2021

15.

Sympl empowers sellers to sell their products and services directly to bank card holders

Seed

$ 6,000,000

2021

16.

Klasha is a Lagos-based startup which makes consumer goods online more accessible to customers across Africa.

Seed

$ 4,700,000

2018

17.

Bamba is an android application allowing merchants to run their entire business from their phones

Seed

$ 4,650,000

2022

18.

Chefaa is an Egyptian MedTech platform delivers medical supplies from the nearest pharmacy according to GPS location.

Venture

$ 4,332,000

2017

19.

Earnipay is a FinTech solution that provides flexible and on-demand salary access to income-earners.

Seed

$ 4,000,000

2021

20.

Amitruck is a Kenyan trucking logistics marketplace that connects transporters directly with cargo owners via its web or mobile application

Seed

$ 4,000,000

2018

Tala

Founded

2011

Overview

Tala is a financial technology company on a mission to build a financial system that works for everyone.

Last round

Series E

Total raised

$ 349,439,700

Employee

501-1,000

Glovo

Founded

2015

Overview

Glovo is a courier service that purchases, picks up, and delivers products ordered through its mobile application.

Last round

Series F

Total raised

$ 336,000,000

Employee

1,001-5,000

Anghami

Founded

2012

Overview

Anghami is a Beirut-headquartered leading music streaming service of the Middle East & North Africa.

Last round

Post-IPO Equity

Total raised

$ 63,600,000

Employee

51-200

Founded

2015

Overview

Moniepoint provides a seamless platform to accept payments digitally, receive credit and access business management tools.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 37,600,000

Employee

1,001-5,000

Dash

Founded

2019

Overview

Dash is an Africa-focused accessible, modern, and unified alternative payment network.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 33,818,000

Employee

2-10

Expensya

Founded

2014

Overview

Expensya is a Web and Mobile solution that automates expense reports management for professionals.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$ 25,600,000

Employee

51-200

Zeepay

Founded

2014

Overview

Zeepay is Ghanian FinTech startup which focuses on digital rails intended to connect digital assets.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 19,040,000

Employee

11-50

Numida

Founded

2016

Overview

Numida is a Ugandan fintech startup that provides unsecured growth capital to semi-formal small businesses via a mobile app.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 14,600,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2019

Overview

Paymenow is a financial wellness and inclusion platform that allows employees on demand access to earned wages.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 14,250,000

Employee

11-50

Djamo

Founded

2019

Overview

Djamo is a challenger bank for consumers in French-speaking Africa.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 14,125,000

Employee

11-50

Ziroopay

Founded

2014

Overview

ZirooPay is a fintech startup that makes payment simple and provides internet-free, easy-to-use POS terminals.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 12,137,200

Employee

11-50

PawaPay

Founded

2020

Overview

PawaPay is a pan-African payments company that provides mobile payment solutions to African consumers or businesses.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 9,000,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2015

Overview

Africa Incubator is an ICT startup which focuses on mobile application development and technology strategy.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 7,200,000

Employee

11-50

VIBRA

Founded

2021

Overview

Vibra empowers the world's best crypto enthusiasts and newbies to effortlessly go from zero to master

Last round

Pre-Series A

Total raised

$ 6,000,000

Employee

11-50

Sympl

Founded

2021

Overview

Sympl empowers sellers to sell their products and services directly to bank card holders

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 6,000,000

Employee

2-10

Klasha

Founded

2018

Overview

Klasha is a Lagos-based startup which makes consumer goods online more accessible to customers across Africa.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 4,700,000

Employee

11-50

Bamba

Founded

2022

Overview

Bamba is an android application allowing merchants to run their entire business from their phones

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 4,650,000

Employee

2-10

Chefaa

Founded

2017

Overview

Chefaa is an Egyptian MedTech platform delivers medical supplies from the nearest pharmacy according to GPS location.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 4,332,000

Employee

11-50

Earnipay

Founded

2021

Overview

Earnipay is a FinTech solution that provides flexible and on-demand salary access to income-earners.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 4,000,000

Employee

2-10

Amitruck

Founded

2018

Overview

Amitruck is a Kenyan trucking logistics marketplace that connects transporters directly with cargo owners via its web or mobile application

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 4,000,000

Employee

11-50

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