Get equity a Nigerian investment tech firm, has expanded its operations to Kenya to make investment opportunities available to a more significant number of African enterprises.
They specialize in fundraising and the management of venture capital portfolios. Jude Dike and William Okafor formed it in 2020 to reduce the friction between founders and the funding they require by giving founders access to various funding options.
Startups can publicize themselves and market their products or services to institutional and broad public consumers on the GetEquity platform. Anyone with as little as ten dollars can invest in equity in a publicly-traded company through GetEquity.
In 2021, the company went into business after completing a pre-seed financing round that garnered six figures. GreenHouse Capital led it.
We are making it easier for everyone to get into the startup funding market, both for businesses that want to get money to grow faster and for investors who want to put their money into companies with a strong capacity for future expansion. Dike says that institutional and individual investors are welcome to participate in our private market.
The company is now in Kenya; Eve Mumbi, who is in charge of the region’s growth, said that one of GetEquity’s primary goals in planning its market expansion was to make it possible for people to share their knowledge.
Because companies do not function in a vacuum, it is necessary for companies who strive for rapid growth to have a firsthand grasp of the reality of the market in the context of East Africa. As we expand our network across the region, we are making investments for our founders’ careers in personnel, research, and opportunities to share information, she said.
These activities aim to ensure that organizations that aid in acquiring equity to accelerate their growth also have the requisite knowledge to make the most of the equity once it has been acquired.
We currently have Zemo Card and MyWagePay on board, and as we move on with our market research in the area, we anticipate bringing on other partners in the upcoming months.