In a series of tweets, Truppr’s founder, Bosun Tijani made it known that UK-based grant-making foundation, IndigoTrust, has given £30,000 (N9 million) interest free loan, to his startup.

Truppr is a social app that helps sports lovers and fitness enthusiasts find teammates for their favorite sports in cities around the world.

Bosun says the loan is payable only when Truppr begins to make money.

Indigo Trust funds technology-driven projects to bring about social change, largely in African countries and focuses mainly on innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment.

This development comes on the heels of a planned launch of the Truppr app in Nairobi, Kenya this month, TechCabal has gathered. The Nairobi activation will likely adopt the same approach as the app has in Nigeria, which is to not just host community events, but also involve corporates organisations in regular fitness and social meetups.

We’ve reached out to Bosun and will keep you updated with any new development.


In reply to our questions, Bosun Tijani says,

“Conversation with Indigo Trust started January 2015.”
“The loan will help strengthen our team to take advantage of more partner programmes and grow our community in more cities across Nigeria (beyond the current 11).”
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