Former Mastercard Vice President Nile Younis joins Klasha as new chief commercial officer

NIGERIA – Klasha Inc, a technology company transforming cross-border African commerce, has announced the appointment of Nile Younis as Chief Commercial Officer. The appointment follows Klasha’s recent announcement of a US$4.5 million seed funding round backed by Amex Ventures – its first investment in an African-focused startup – and Global Ventures, a leading MEA-focused venture capital firm. “We are pleased…

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Nigeria’s startup Klasha closes US$2.1 million seed funding to fuel its expansion

NIGERIA – Klasha, a Lagos and San Francisco-based startup that offers cross-border commerce solutions, has received an additional US$2.1 million to complete its US$4.5 million seed round. The startup, which provides multiple products for the cross-border commerce space in Africa, raised this new financing from a group of international investors including Amex Ventures, the strategic investment group of American Express.…

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Tech company Klasha raises US$2.4m seed fund to improve on its infrastructure

NIGERIA – Klasha, cross-border technology company, has announced that it has raised US$2.4 million in seed funding that it plans to use to build the necessary technology infrastructure for cross-border commerce in Africa. Greycroft led Klasha’s funding round, while Seedcamp, Berrywood Capital, AVG Basecamp Fund, Practical VC, Plug and Play, First Round VC, Expert Dojo, 2.12 Angels, MiLA Capital and…

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Two African fintech startups to receive US$200,000 from Expert DOJO International Accelerator program

AFRICA – Nigeria’s Klasha and South Africa’s Akiba Digital, both of which are fintech startups, have been accepted into Expert DOJO International Accelerator program, a Southern California-based accelerator. The accelerator program invests US$100,000 into each of its startups and helps them scale up and gain traction for their businesses. Klasha and Akiba Digital will join Expert Dojo’s Spring 2021 cohort…

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