Software Startups in Africa

Step into the thriving world of Software 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 Software.

Cummulative Funding

$788M+

Total # of Companies

162

Total Deal Count

268

Total M&A Count

14

Total # of Investors

482

List of Software 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.

RapidDeploy is a South African Cloud-based Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Analytics platform.

Funding Round

$ 86,000,000

2014

3.

Instabug is a crowd-sourcing platform designed to provide application feedback to developers

Series B

$ 53,120,000

2012

4.

Powerhive is a Kenyan startup that provides resilient energy infrastructure for off-grid communities.

Series B

$ 43,800,000

2011

5.

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

Series B

$ 25,600,000

2014

6.

Zinox Technologies is a highly skilled world class ICT Company dedicated to providing innovative products and solutions.

Debt Financing

$ 25,000,000

2001

7.

Zenysis builds technology solutions that catalyze progress, build equity and improve lives everywhere.

Series A

$ 21,900,000

2015

8.

Pngme is a US-based African-focused financial data infrastructure and machine learning-as-a-service platform.

Series A

$ 18,500,000

2018

9.

Guidewheel is a Kenyan SaaS startup empowering factories to digitise their operations.

Series A

$ 11,900,000

2017

10.

Appzone is a fintech that builds proprietary solutions for financial institutions, banking and payments services.

Series A

$ 10,000,000

2008

11.

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

Seed

$ 9,000,000

2020

12.

Kukua is a Kenyan EdTech startup that provides an educational platform offering game-based learning to create highly motivating learning environments.

Series A

$ 8,603,785

2015

13.

Freterium is a Moroccan SaaS platform that connects people and technologies in the logistics value chain.

Seed

$ 7,255,000

2018

14.

DXwand is an AI venture founded by technology & AI experts that are passionate about building intelligent conversational AI

Series A

$ 6,880,000

2018

15.

TallOrder develops cloud-based point of sale (POS) solutions for the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market.

Series A

$ 5,600,000

2010

16.

Revix is a South African cryptocurrency investment platform which allows users to create a diversified portfolio of top cryptocurrencies

Grant

$ 5,000,000

2018

17.

Seamfix helps businesses and their customers globally to seamlessly create, verify and access trusted digital identities and services.

Venture

$ 4,500,000

2007

18.

OZÉ is a Ghanian startup that equips small business owners in Africa to make data-driven decisions and improve their performance.

Seed

$ 4,265,000

2018

19.

SHYFT Power Solutions is a Nigerian IoT and data-driven software firm for distributed energy resource performance and operational efficiency.

Seed

$ 4,200,000

2016

20.

Snapt is a South African startup that develops high-end solutions for application delivery.

Series A

$ 4,000,000

2012

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

Founded

2014

Overview

RapidDeploy is a South African Cloud-based Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Analytics platform.

Last round

Funding Round

Total raised

$ 86,000,000

Employee

51-200

Instabug

Founded

2012

Overview

Instabug is a crowd-sourcing platform designed to provide application feedback to developers

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$ 53,120,000

Employee

51-200

Powerhive

Founded

2011

Overview

Powerhive is a Kenyan startup that provides resilient energy infrastructure for off-grid communities.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$ 43,800,000

Employee

51-200

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

Founded

2001

Overview

Zinox Technologies is a highly skilled world class ICT Company dedicated to providing innovative products and solutions.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 25,000,000

Employee

51-100

Zenysis

Founded

2015

Overview

Zenysis builds technology solutions that catalyze progress, build equity and improve lives everywhere.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 21,900,000

Employee

11-50

Pngme

Founded

2018

Overview

Pngme is a US-based African-focused financial data infrastructure and machine learning-as-a-service platform.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 18,500,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2017

Overview

Guidewheel is a Kenyan SaaS startup empowering factories to digitise their operations.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 11,900,000

Employee

11-50

Appzone

Founded

2008

Overview

Appzone is a fintech that builds proprietary solutions for financial institutions, banking and payments services.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 10,000,000

Employee

51-200

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

Kukua

Founded

2015

Overview

Kukua is a Kenyan EdTech startup that provides an educational platform offering game-based learning to create highly motivating learning environments.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 8,603,785

Employee

11-50

Freterium

Founded

2018

Overview

Freterium is a Moroccan SaaS platform that connects people and technologies in the logistics value chain.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 7,255,000

Employee

11-50

DXwand

Founded

2018

Overview

DXwand is an AI venture founded by technology & AI experts that are passionate about building intelligent conversational AI

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 6,880,000

Employee

11-50

TallOrder

Founded

2010

Overview

TallOrder develops cloud-based point of sale (POS) solutions for the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 5,600,000

Employee

11-50

Revix

Founded

2018

Overview

Revix is a South African cryptocurrency investment platform which allows users to create a diversified portfolio of top cryptocurrencies

Last round

Grant

Total raised

$ 5,000,000

Employee

2-10

Seamfix

Founded

2007

Overview

Seamfix helps businesses and their customers globally to seamlessly create, verify and access trusted digital identities and services.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 4,500,000

Employee

51-200

OZÉ

Founded

2018

Overview

OZÉ is a Ghanian startup that equips small business owners in Africa to make data-driven decisions and improve their performance.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 4,265,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2016

Overview

SHYFT Power Solutions is a Nigerian IoT and data-driven software firm for distributed energy resource performance and operational efficiency.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 4,200,000

Employee

2-10

Snapt

Founded

2012

Overview

Snapt is a South African startup that develops high-end solutions for application delivery.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 4,000,000

Employee

11-50

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