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Meet 14 African Startups traveling across Europe to raise €20M Funding in CcHub’s Pitch Drive



Meet 14 African Startups traveling across Europe to raise €20M Funding in CcHub's Pitch DriveCcHub‘s Pitch Drive, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, features 14 startups from across Africa who will travel across Europe with hopes of raising €20 million in funding.

The startups will spend five weeks pitching to over 300 investors in London, UK; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Berlin, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland; and Paris, France.

The target is to raise at least €20 million, and to help them will be 6 mentors, including Jason Njoku, founder of iRoko Tv; and Sarah Drinkwater, Head of Campus, Google.

The 14 startups, selected out of 118 entries for Pitch Drive, are:

  1. Kudobuzz from Ghana, currently helping over 14k businesses increase sales with social verifiable reviews & SEO.
  2. Ongair from Kenya, a customer relationship management service for businesses to have real time conversations with customers.
  3. Gebeya, also from Kenya, is an online marketplace for IT talents in Africa to be found & hired.
  4. PiggyBank from Nigeria, enabling Nigerian debit card holders automatically save frequently.
  5. Gloo, another from Nigeria, is an online supermarket that handles homemakers shopping hassles saving time & energy.
  6. PrepClass, Nigeria, is an academic solutions provider offering students tailored learning programs.
  7. Tradedepot, from Nigeria, is a one-stop platform offering brands an automated route-to-market to retailers.
  8. LifeBank is from Nigeria and is about saving lives by mobilizing blood & making it available when needed.
  9. Fashpa, Nigeria, is an online platform that uses on demand manufacturing to deliver fast fashion.
  10. FIREFLY from Senegal is a digital advertising agency specializing in communication in public transport.
  11. GoMetro from South Africa is a high-growth business aimed at improving urban commuting using digital tools.
  12. ClinicMaster from Uganda is a healthcare management software that automates patients’ clinic transactions.
  13. BitFinance is from Zimbabwe and is a financial service that sells and buys BitCoins in Harare.
  14. RealFood from Zimbabwe is an online food service that delivers wholesome & locally sourced recipe boxes.

Photo Credit: Twitter – @Cc_Hub

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