BY TOM JACKSON
Kenyan fintech startup Pezesha has won the Best Catapulter Award at the end of the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa 2020 bootcamp.
Developed by the LHoFT Foundation, the programme provided selected startups with access to a tailor made program with intensive mentoring, coaching, peer-to-peer learning and dedicated workshops.
It culminated in a bootcamp, with Kenya’s Pezesha, a peer-to-peer micro lending marketplace that connects lenders with high quality, underserved, low income borrowers, named overall winner.
The other selected startups included three from Nigeria – digital banking platform SmartTeller, savings startup Esusu and insurtech startup PaddyCover, and two from Tanzania – investment robo-advisory platform A-Trader and digital wallet Dundiza.
The rest of the cohort was made up of Ghanaian business management platform OZÉ, Ivory Coast-based payments startup CinetPay, Ugandan payments startup Eversend, Rwandan savings startup Exuus, Ghanaian pensions startup People’s Pension Trust, South African payments startup uKheshe, and UK-based financial services marketplace SympliFi.