Fast rising Nigerian logistics startup, Kwik, has moved a notch up by launching what it calls an easy-to-use e-commerce delivery solution, Kwikstore.
The online store, according the startup’s founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Romain Poirot-Lellig, is to help African merchants sell online from their smartphone.
In a report by Disrupt Africa, the startup which was launched in 2019, had raised $2 million in a Series A funding in March, and with the funds in hand, has now launched the free e-commerce storefront solution that will allow any African business owner, merchant, social vendor entrepreneurs and SMEs to create their own online stores within minutes and manage them from their phone.
“KwikStore is a milestone in establishing Kwik as the one-stop-shop for African merchants to run and grow their business from their smartphone,” said Poirot-Lellig.
“We will continue to expand our offer of innovative digital services focused on enabling African merchants to grow their business with all the benefits that technology brings,” he added.
Kenyan digital assets startup, Crypsense, selected for Draper VeChain Accelerator programme
A Kenyan digital assets startup, Crypsense Digital Group, has been selected for the 2022 Draper VeChain Web 3 Accelerator Programme which will grant it access to mentorship and support.
The 12-week Web 3 Accelerator Programme which is designed to deliver high-growth blockchain companies, is run by Draper University, a leading pre-accelerator and incubator in Silicon Valley, California, USA, and fosters growth of high potential technology startups.
The programme was founded by Timothy Cook Draper, a top tier venture capital investor with the likes of Tesla, SpaceX, Twitter, Coinbase, Skype, and Baidu among his investments.
The Nairobi-based digital assets capacity building and management platform, a brainchild of The Africa Blockchain Centre, and one of the startups at Adanian Labs, a venture studio, was established to nurture, and scale 300 impact-driven tech startups across Africa, according to Disrupt Africa.
“This is an amazing opportunity to accelerate Web 3 adoption in Africa through the programme and partnerships.
“We have so much untapped talent and potential within our continent in blockchain and Web 3.
“I am excited for Africa and I can’t wait to see where this opportunity takes us,” Alice Anangi, co-founder and CEO of Crypsense Digital Group, said on Friday.
Egyptian food-tech startup, Bonbell, secures $350k in initial funding round
Egyptian food-tech startup, Bonbell, has secured $350,000 in an initial funding round through a Canadian angel investor for the App services development.
Bonbell, a food ordering technology startup, according to the Chief Business Officer of the company, Doaa Abdel-Hameed, is seeking to increase the number of restaurants it covers to 750 by the end of 2022 across Egypt and other North African country.
She added that the startup is negotiating with two other venture capital funds in Europe and the GCC to raise $10 million in seed funding by the end of the year.
“We aim to help restaurants in offering an easier food ordering experience to their customers, either through food delivery or reserving a table in the restaurant, as well as take away orders and also the special orders made by customers in their restaurants.
“We pursue a better experience for the Egyptian user in food ordering; we see a lot of potential and opportunities to do that through developing the App constantly based on the user reviews, and adding more restaurants in all of the Egyptian governorates,” Abdel-Hameed said on Thursday.
Abdel-Hameed emphasized that the Bonbell has, in the past six months, earned the trust of more than 12,000 customers who used the app in food ordering in all ways offered.
She added that the success of the
Bonbell App, in offering the best experience to its users can only be done through strategic partnerships with many more restaurants, in addition to the constant development of the technology used in the App, as well as relying on offering inventive solutions to the Egyptian user such as Robotic Stations service.
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