Nigerian Startups Rule Inaugural Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Nigerian Startups Rule Inaugural Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Nigerian startups continue to dominate in the African startup ecosystem. In the inaugural Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa, six companies were selected – four from Nigeria, one from each of  Kenya and South Africa. The companies are as follows:


Twiga Foods, Kenya

Tech-enabled sourcing and distribution platform that replaces informal wholesale markets in Africa’s urban markets

Delivery Science, Nigeria

Mobile forms that help large organizations obtain field data

Flutterwave, Nigeria

Builds technology and infrastructure for digital commerce across Africa

Gidi Mobile, Nigeria

Mobile learning platform that uses “mastery learning” and social gamification to help users with personal development

Paystack, Nigeria

Helps businesses in Africa accept payments from their customers

JUMO, South Africa

The largest scale, lowest cost financial services marketplace for emerging markets

Launchpad Accelerator is a program to empower founders by supporting their startups through mentorship and equity-free support. The Accelerator leverages all that Google has to offer, to help participating tech startups reach their true potential.

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