. Last week, we talked about how
the former Techpoint Africa CEO, Adewale Yusuf left the company he founded to start another venture.
The new venture, TalentQL, a talent outsourcing company has now raised $300,000 in a pre-seed round led by Zedcrest capital. TalentQL’s pitch sounds a lot like Andela, Africave or even Gebeya so it’ll be interesting to see the differentiation they’ll bring to bear.
For now, the most interesting bit is that they’re launching in Ife, a SouthWestern city hours away from Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
. The logistics startup, Sote has raised $3 million in a seed round led by Mac Venture. Other backers include Acceleprise, Backstage Capital, Future Africa and Rob Solomon — the chairman at GoFundMe.
Sote says it is Africa’s first licensed tech powered clearing and forwarding service. Its primary offering is a software service that offers industrial cargo owners a central dashboard to conduct customs clearing and forwarding.
The software is also a workflow tool to track shipment status, payment history and the estimated arrival time for containers.
. Morocco-based business to business (B2B) venture capital fund, Outlierz Ventures has invested in three African tech startups; YouVerify, Bamboo, and Healthlane.
Founded in 2019, Outlierz Ventures is a mix of entrepreneurs and investment experts. The aim of the VC fund is to assist early-stage startups that are contributing to Africa’s essential industries in finance, health, and supply chain.