Nigerian tech startup secures $1.4-million in seed funding 

Based in Lagos, Eden Life has secured $1.4-million in a seed funding round led by UK-based LocalGlobe, along with participation from Samurai IncubateFuture AfricaVillage GlobalRising Tide Africa and Enza Capital.

Eden Life has secured funding

According to reports, the funding will be used to further grow and develop the innovative tech startup’s in-house technology. In addition, the funding will be used to develop Eden Life’s own world-class kitchens and operations hubs along with removing the dependence on third-party providers.

Remus Brett, General Partner at LocalGlobe comments on the investment made into the tech startup.

“We fell in love with Eden Life’s vision for the future of home services in Africa. A true customer obsession sits at the heart of everything they are building – this is already visible in customer retention and other key metrics. As investors, we are always attracted to first-mover companies that launch products in untapped markets. The combination of this advantage with a core team who has proven experience building African tech to unrivalled levels sets Eden Life on an exciting path of growth.”

Eden Life 

Founded in 2019 and launched by a trio of entrepreneurs, Eden Life is a tech startup that has created one of the continent’s first home services app that can schedule food, laundry and cleaning services.

The platform has been developed to help cater to provide an effective service for busy professionals who are often strapped for time to complete various tasks and source a dependable, efficient and effective home service provider. According to reports, the tech startup has provided over 60 000 services in the bustling city of Lagos. 

Nadayar Enegesi, Co-Founder at Eden Life and Co-founder at Andela provides insight into what inspired the creation of the app.

“For many of our users, if they’re cooking or running errands, they’re not being productive; they don’t want distractions from their work, which is where Eden Life comes in. We understand this scenario all too well. We are those people – so we basically designed a product with us in mind and realised that collectively, we are a pretty large market in Nigeria and have subsequently scaled Eden with other professionals from all walks of life who need simple tasks done with no fuss.”

Available on both Google Play and the App Store, the innovative app is available on a subscription basis and connects users to much-needed services such as; chef-cooked meals, laundry services, home cleaning and more. 

In addition, the platform provides users with transparent insight into the competition of their ordered services or products. The app has been built to cater to users flexible lifestyles as users can subscribe to multiple services and set the frequency in which they wish for services to be delivered. 

Users are able to provide feedback on subscribed services and the software of the app has been created to offer suggestions of services based on users previously chosen products. The app includes delivery time tracking, payments, billing and user notifications. 

To ensure that tasks are completed effectively, Eden Life deploys ‘Gardeners’, trained professionals.

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Featured image: Eden Life (Supplied)



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