Issue #105: BasiGo, Sprints, and Zeepay secure $3m each while RNR obtains 634k funding from investors.

There weren’t many activities on the African funding scene last week as only four startups secured funds during the period. BasiGo, Sprints, and Zeepay each secured $3m while South African Right Now Response raised $634,000 from HAVAIC.



Funding round: $3 Million

Investors: CFAO Group,

Founded:  2017, Kenya

Founders: Jit Bhattacharya

Products: BasiGo offers e-mobility solutions. The company assembles electric buses,  develops charging depots, and also uses an innovative Pay-As-You-Go financing model that allows operators to pay for the battery and charge separately from the bus.

What Next?: The newly secured funding will go towards accelerating the scale-up of BasiGo’s manufacturing and delivery of electric buses in Kenya and Rwanda.


Funding round: $3 Million

Investors: Ed Ventures, Disruptech Ventures

Founded:  2020. Egypt

FoundersAyman Bazaraa and Bassam Sharkawy

Products: Sprints provides a comprehensive solution to bridge the gap in the job industry, it provides access to talent pools for companies as well as customized learning journeys for talents, helping them to, secure higher-paying jobs, and supporting their career growth.

What Next?: The strategic funding will serve to further strengthen the company’s growth and expansion into new markets across Mena.

Right Now Response

Funding round: $634,000

Investors: HAVAÍC

Founded:  2019, South Africa

Founders: Wayne Witherspoon, Michelle Witherspoon

Products: RNR provides truck fleet managers and truck OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) with on-demand breakdown support via its nationwide network of vetted mechanics, electricians, and repair centers. The company operates an app and web portal that offers clients 24/7 breakdown visibility, including live location tracing and tracking, to help get drivers back on the road faster.  

What Next?: The funding will be channeled towards the improvement of the company’s solutions and expanding its reach across South Africa


Funding round: $3 Million

Investors: Verdant Capital Hybrid Fund.

Founded:  2014, Ghana

Founders: Andrew Takyi-Appiah

Products: Zeepay provides remittance and mobile money services to businesses and individuals. Its solutions include mobile money wallets, cards, ATMs, bank accounts, and digital tokens for international money transfer operators.

What Next?: The new capital injection will help to strengthen the company’s financial position

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