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Nigerian cloud accounting platform Accounteer was yesterday selected as the winner of the inaugural $50 000 MEST Africa Challenge.
The pitch competition was held yesterday (21 June) on the final day of the MEST Africa Summit at the Waterfront in Cape Town.
Accounteer out-pitched three other startups to win the MEST Africa Challenge $50 000 equity investment prize
During the pitch, Accounteer business developer Adegboye Henry (pictured above) said the startup has 200 accountants on its platform and 9000 users across 72 countries.
Henry also said the platform, which works both online and offline, has 14% paying users and had a 9.6% monthly growth rate in users.
He added that the startup is seeking partnerships as well as investment and is looking to expand into Kenya before the end of the year.
Feature image: MEST Africa via Twitter