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Francophone African Startup? Apply for Digital Africa Funding ($48k) Early-stage businesses that do


Early-stage businesses that do business in francophone African countries can apply to Fuzé, a Digital Africa investment facility, for up to EUR50,000 (US$48,000) in equity capital.

In 2018, President Emmanuel Macron started the Digital Africa initiative, a group backed by the French government that helps tech entrepreneurs in Africa.

Fuzé is a way for businesses to get EUR20,000 (US$19,000) in capital. Right now, startups in Rwanda, Morocco, Senegal, the Ivory Coast, and Tunisia can use it, but soon it will be available in all of Francophone Africa. After this funding, a €30,000 (US$29,000) SAFE investment will be made.

They must also have a tech part to their product or business plan, do business in a French-speaking African country, and have been started or co-started by at least one citizen of one of those countries.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • It has been in business for less than 18 months.
  • At least one person from a French-speaking African country started or helped start the business.
  • Technology is used in the product or business model of the startup.
  • The startup’s operations are based in a country in Africa where French is the official business language.

You can apply by clicking here.




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