Nigeria BNPL startup Klump secures US$780k pre-seed funding to offer credit services

NIGERIA – Lagos-based buy now pay later (BNPL) startup Klump has raised a US$780,000 pre-seed funding round to help it launch its flagship “Pay with Klump” product. The funding round was led by London-based investment firm Seedcamp, with participation from MAGIC Fund, Voltron Capital, Yellowwood, Kickoff Africa, Hoaq Capital, Kesho VC, Assembly Investors. The round also attracted participation from several…

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Unity Bank partners AltSchool to empower female software engineers

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s retail lender, Unity Bank Plc, has collaborated with AltSchool Africa to sponsor female students towards the acquisition of specialist software skills. This partnership is in commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 and an empowerment initiative to boost the capacity of the female gender. AltSchool Africa is a school for individuals looking to gain technical skills and…

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Nigeria’s AltSchool closes US$1M pre-seed funding to scale operation across Africa

NIGERIA – AltSchool, a Nigerian startup helping individuals to gain technical skills, has raised US$1 million in pre-seed funding to scale its efforts in training people to become junior to mid-level engineers. AltSchool has an online school with a curriculum to upskill non-technical people with technical and soft skills.  It partners with higher institutions to provide diploma certificates to students.…

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