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Cote D’Ivoire startup Afrikrea lands €1m investment
Ivorian tech startup Afrikrea has secured €1-million in investment from its existing investor Saviu, a French venture builder and venture capital (VC) fund, as well as French angel fund Id4 Ventures.
This, according to an article last week by Jeune Afrique, a French-language pan-African publication.
Afrikrea claims to be the leading “Made of Africa” fashion, art and handicraft online marketplace. The marketplace has processed more than $4-million in sales across 101 countries and supports merchants from all over the world.
The startup, which is based in the capital of Abidjan, was founded in 2016 by Kadry Diallo, Luc B Perussault Diallo and Moulaye Taboure (pictured above, from left to right, respectively).
Afrikea was founded in 2016 by Kadry Diallo, Luc B Perussault Diallo and Moulaye Taboure
Taboure was last year named as one of the 10 finalists of Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) (see this story).
According to figures from business intelligence platform Crunchbase, Afrikea has raised over $2-million in investment since inception, through multiple seed rounds.
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Featured image (from left to right): Afrikrea founders Kadry Diallo, Luc B Perussault Diallo and Moulaye Taboure (Supplied)