A Nigerian start-up with six others to get $700,000 – Femtoptech

A Nigerian start-up with six others to get $700,000

September 11, 2018
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Judy, a Nigerian Startup using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to empower lawyers in Africa is set to receive $700,000 to boost their operations. Joining Judy will be six other companies.

The funds will be given by the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), tech incubator with offices in Lagos and Ghana. The startups picked to receive the cash are all solving different everyday problems using technology. For example, we have a fintech platforms for small business, an on-demand storage marketplace, a cargo booking platform and a technical recruitment service for programmers.

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The list of startups was made known by MEST Managing Director, Aaron Fu and they include:

Judy – is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to empower lawyers in Africa

 Nvoicia – which will use machine learning to unlock liquidity for SMEs via accessible and consistently assessed invoice discounting.

Jumeni – a Ghana waste management company.

Truckr – launched a platform to boost land freight ecosystem in Africa.

CodeIn – that has provided an end-to-end testing and hiring platform, for freelance software developers in Africa.

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ShareHouse,  in Kenya – supporting digitalization of warehouses business for SMEs to take advantage.

Bace – developed identity verification technology.

MEST recently graduated 17 startups from its 2018 cohorts, the startups were from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, and Zimbabwe. These startups will also receive $100,000 from MEST.

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