Google Invests in Delivery Science, Three Other Nigerian Startups

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Google has invested on four Nigerian startups through its ‘Launchpad Accelerator’ programme.

The four startups include Delivery Science, led by a team of indigenous technology entrepreneurs and offers ‘Enterprise Supply Chain Software as a Service (SaaS)’ solution to companies operating robust logistics and supply chain business processes and Gidi Mobile Limited: gidimo is a mobile learning platform that uses mastery learning & social gamification to deliver personal advancement, in a fun way, and at unprecedented scale.

Others are, Flutterwave: Flutterwave is building technology and infrastructure for digital commerce across Africa starting with Rave, an app that helps merchants accept mobile money, cards and bank account payments across 4 African countries and Paystack: We help businesses in Africa accept payments from their customers.

Launchpad Accelerator is a six-month acceleration program that includes mentorship and access to Google Product Managers, a startup package of equity- free support, product credits (e.g., Google Cloud), and access to our full suite of Launchpad initiatives and connections.

This includes an all-expense-paid trip to Google HQ in Mountain View to collaborate with Google engineers/product managers and regional VCs.

While announcing the fourth class of Launchpad Accelerator featuring new countries, Roy Glasberg, Global Lead, Launchpad Program & Accelerator, said, “We’re back at it again and excited to welcome an inspiring group of startups from all over the world for the 4th class of Launchpad Accelerator.

“This time around, startups from Asia and Latin America will be joined by peers from Africa and Europe.

“In addition to expanding our reach, we’re also expanding our curriculum. We’ll help the startups dig deeper into machine learning and AI, to help them leverage Google’s latest technologies to scale their apps”.

Class 4 kicks off July 17th, 2017 at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco and will include 2 weeks of all-expense-paid training.

Other startups drawn from Africa, Asia and Latin America would also benefit from the progarmme.

Launchpad Accelerator offers you an unparalleled opportunity to scale your technical startup. The program lasts six months and is done on a scale that leverages all that Google has to offer; including expertise of Google engineers, product managers, and trusted experts in Google’s extended network.

Through Launchpad Accelerator, startups can utilize this mentorship and privileged product access to scale your business and better capitalize on local markets, while also tapping into new global opportunities.



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