Shuttlers raises $1.6m seed funding to expand its bus-hailing business across Nigeria

Shuttlers, a Nigerian shared mobility startup has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from several investors to expand its operations and service within Nigeria and across other African countries. The company is poised to replicate its success here in other markets with new funds after years of bootstrapping. The investment round was […]

Nigerian-owned eCommerce, Oja raises $3.4m to build London’s first online cultural supermarket

Oja, A London, UK-based eCommerce startup has secured $3.4M in pre-seed round to build London’s first cultural supermarket. The round was led by LocalGlobal, with participation from Acequia Capital; Tiny VC and HoaQ Fund. Private investors such as Darren Shapland (CFO of Sainsbury’s); David Vismans (CPO of; Dimple Patel […]

Google expands startup accelerator programme to Nigeria, others

Google has said application to its three-month virtual accelerator programme is now open to startups in Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The company said in a statement that successful early-growth stage startup applicants (from seed […]

Plentywaka Rebrands As Treepz

Plentywaka, the Toronto-headquartered shared mobility startup, which provides hassle-free shared rides on-demand, is making a significant shift in its business today as it announced that it has changed its name to Treepz. The name change, which is effective as of now, presents an opportunity to align the company name with […]

Nigerian startup, Chekkit suspends operations in Afghanistan following unrest

Nigerian tracking and monitoring health tech startup, Chekkit has suspended its operations in Afghanistan following the political unrest in the country. This is almost a week after the startup announced a $500,000 pre-seedfunding. Chekkit is a Nigeria-based startup that focuses on ensuring product integrity across the value chain. The startup said in its […]