Google has selected 12 startups to participate in the fourth cohort of its Launchpad Accelerator programme in Lagos.
This class 4 cohort includes four startups from Nigeria, three from Kenya, two from South Africa, one each from Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Business management platform, OZE; e-wallet service, Eversend; and edtech startup, Phenomenal Technologies represent Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe respectively. South African productivity startup, Sortd; and consumer insights platform, BrandBook complete the list.
The selected startups, according to Google, are addressing critical issues relating to financial services, agriculture, and education as they have collectively made $600,000 in revenue over the past six months.
Making its debut in 2017, the Launchpad Accelerator programme is part of Google’s effort to help African startups grow, raise funding, and create jobs.
Thirty-five startups have been selected in the past. They have all received mentorship, funding, and PR support during the three-month-long programme.
Nigerian startups raised $377m in 2019, more than twice what they did in 2018. Find out more when you download the full report.