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Meet AU-Startups of the month: Bloom


Interesting Facts

  • Bloom is a fintech startup that provides innovative, fair, responsible and inclusive financial products that improve the lives of East African consumers.
  • Started in October 2021
  • Cofounded by Abdigani Diriye & Youcef Oudjidane
  • Recently, the startup raised a $6.5 million seed round from Visa, Y Combinator, Global Founders Capital, Goodwater Capital and VentureSouq. Bloom is the first Sudanese startup to be backed by Y-Combinator.
  • Bloom also recently became the first Sudanese company to join Visa’s selective Fintech Fast Tack Programme.

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