Here are 10 exciting African tech startupsEmmanuel Amberber
This year at the annual technology Web Summit in Dublin we’ll be seeing African startups pitching on the stage. Here are a few startups which made the cut to go to Europe and pitch in November.
iMote is a Morocco based startup developing gesture control app. Focusing on iOS and Android devices with the new bluetooth low energy, it lets you control your device with gesture. Without touching your phone and with a simple gesture or a push of a button, iMote let’s you skip to the next song, order a cab, decrease your smart AC temperature, take family pictures, or make your phone ring when you can’t remember where you misplaced it.
BSAVI is a South African based startup in fintech space. It claims to do what your bank doesn’t do for you. Quick, safe and simple bill reminders and social invoices where you tag your bills, split it with friends. It also helps you save as you spend daily by showing you smart offers/deals profiled to your affordability and location. The app lets you know your daily available cash to spend after all your bills have been paid. BASAVI claims they only make money when people save money.
Jampp is a South African based startup in mobile adtech space. Jumpp is an ambitious startup with teams spanning across Buenos Aires, London, Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town. Jampp uses programmatic and big data technologies to conduct tracking, real-time optimization and mobile media buying at scale.
Sweepsouth is a South African startup in the domestic services landscape. Last year, the husband and wife team of Alen Ribic and Aisha R. Pandor struggled to find a part-time domestic cleaner over the holidays. So that made them start Sweepsouth, to sweep the tradition market powered by technology. For busy people the booking process is less than five minutes. In the confirmation email after booking the appointment, they include the name, picture and a short bio of the professional cleaner that has been matched to your appointment. Their hourly rate is 50 South African Rand.
8bit is a South African based startup engaged in content discovery and native advertising space. 8bit provides suite of tools for online publishers to assists them in better understanding and growing their online audiences across various networks. 8bit was a cohort of 88mph’s Cape Town accelerator program, the startup has secured US$110000 funding earlier this year.
Friendite is a Nigerian based dating social network for 300,000+ singles. It is the fastest growing site. Friendite provides its members a way to find a match, a feature to share pictures and videos. Friendite has raised $40,000, as it wants to grow across Africa. The team has planned to raise an additional round.
PushCV is a Nigerian based startup, a job marketplace to match the right employee to the right employer. Boasting over 41,000 CVs presently, the platform measures an individual’s knowledge, skills and abilities against that of other peers. Individuals become aware of their status in their areas of interest; and gain the knowledge of what areas need work. The Learning Center Explore has courses and materials for employees self improvement. Careerpedia helps members to discover new careers and explore new opportunities. There is also Ask to get professional help for issues affecting your career. Prospects can take mock interview and get professional recommendations. The CV matching helps candidate to be in front of right employers.
Smartbug.ng is a Nigerian startup building an e-commerce platform. Smartbuy is an online shopping mall helping consumers find the best possible deals for computers, mobiles, electronics and much more.
Voise is an Egyptian based app in a messaging space. Voise is a simple app to send / broadcast clear looking full screen notes to your friends in two easy and simple steps. Voise notes you receive and reply to will be automatically dismissed to give you a clean experience.
NileCode is based in Egypt in a web service industry. NileCcode is a multi-service web solutions provider that caters to domestic, regional, and international clients. It is made up of a team of young professionals seeking to ensure the best quality service for their clients using innovative and creative techniques.