April 13

Nigerian Fintech Appzone Raises $10 Million for Expansion and Proprietary Technology

By Tage Kene-Okafor

Africa’s fintech space has gained proper attention over the past few years in investments but it is not news that startups still battle with offering high-quality products. However, they seem to be doing quite well compared with traditional banks that face challenges like legacy cost structures and a major lack of operational efficiency.

Appzone is a fintech software provider. It is one of the few companies that builds proprietary solutions for these financial institutions and their banking and payments services. Today, the company is announcing that it has closed $10 million in Series A investment.

Typically, African financial institutions rely on using foreign technology solutions to solve their problems. But issues around pricing, flexibility to innovate and a lack of local tech support always come up. This is where Appzone has found its sweet spot. The company based in Lagos, Nigeria, was founded by Emeka EmetaromObi Emetarom and Wale Onawunmi in 2008.

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Source: TechCrunch (link opens in a new window)

Finance, Investing, Technology
digital payments, financial inclusion, fintech, impact investing, startups