Vesti Selected for the Prestigious #YASR30 2024 List by the Yale Africa Startup Review!

May 7, 2024
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Vesti, a leading migration fintech company, is thrilled to announce its selection for the prestigious #YASR30 2024 List by the Yale Africa Startup Review (‘YASR’). The Yale Africa Startup Review (‘YASR’) Fourth Annual #YASR30 List featured 30 startups and 30 stories representing 12 countries shaping the future of Africa. This recognition, officially announced on Saturday, April 27 2024 celebrates Vesti's innovative approach to simplifying the migration experience and its contribution to Africa's booming startup scene. 

“Being included on the #YASR30 list is a tremendous honor for Vesti,” said Olusola Amusan, Co-founder and CEO at Vesti. “This recognition validates our commitment to building a seamless migration fintech platform that empowers individuals and families across the globe. We are excited to join this esteemed group of African innovators and contribute to shaping the future of the continent.”

The YASR editorial team, known for its collaborative and grassroots approach, selects startups that showcase exceptional innovation and ingenuity.  This year’s list features 30 early-stage companies operating across various sectors, from CleanTech and AI to Transportation and Agriculture. The 2024 YASR Review highlights Africa's diverse innovation landscape, featuring startups from 12 countries including Nigeria, Egypt, and Namibia. Vesti joins fellow honorees like Tololi Market (Namibia), Ramani (Tanzania), and Yene Health (Ethiopia) in shaping the future of Africa. 

Vesti’s selection on the #YASR30 list unlocks exciting opportunities for the company.  “We are particularly grateful for the access to valuable corporate perks and networking events facilitated by partners like Amazon Web Services, GitHub, and MongoDB,” said Amusan. “These resources will be instrumental in accelerating our growth and expanding our reach.”

"The 2024 #YASR30 list accurately captures the dynamic mix of real-economy and technology startups disrupting African economies," said YASR judge Joseph Benson Aruna of DFS Labs. "We are excited to share the stories of these innovative companies, including Vesti, that are shaping the future of Africa."


Founded by two brothers who immigrated to the United States, the company is backed by both Africa and US-based investors and boasts of a thriving community of dreamers who represent the next generation of builders. Vesti's AI-powered copilot, Miai, is a key component of its comprehensive offering, providing personalized support and guidance to immigrants throughout their migration journey. Through a set of tailored payment products, Vesti delivers hassle-free migration pathways and financial services to immigrants moving to the United States and other top destinations in North America and Europe. Vesti’s vision is to be the go-to legal and financial services platform for the next 1 billion immigrants. The company is on a mission to be the preferred platform for immigrants before they emigrate, providing information, community and ultimately a smooth transition to immigrants.

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The Yale Africa Startup Review (YASR) is a student and alumni-led initiative at Yale University with a mission to showcase stories of innovation and ingenuity from the African startup ecosystem.  Through its annual #YASR30 list and conference, YASR fosters connections between founders, investors, and ecosystem partners, playing a vital role in propelling Africa's startup landscape forward.



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