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Jise Secures $100,000 Funding; Begins Official Functioning In Lagos

Nigeria has reportedly welcomed its first exclusive food delivery app, Jise. The food delivery platform co-founded by Marvelous Gbenro, Tokurah Majid, Ibukun Olasupo and Jeremy Osazuwa Agbonze, has received funding worth $100,000, from angel investors based in Europe and Nigeria.

The COVID-19 pandemic has reportedly blazed the demand for home delivered food and grocery services across the globe. Apparently, Jise took the opportunity to provide exceptional food delivery services to consumers in Nigeria. The primary motive is to provide pocket-friendly and fast delivery services starting with Lagos.

According to sources, the Nigeria-based delivery platform, Jise reportedly shares similarities with the delivery partners named Doordash and Deliveroo from the US and Europe, with main focus of food delivery within 25 minutes.

Apparently, Jise has been introduced to curb the existing issues of inadequacies and the slow deliveries arising due to the varied category focus of delivery partners. These issues led to havoc in delivery of products causing customer disappointment and threat to the brand name.

As per sources, Jise, reportedly has been suggested as the recommended solution to cater to these problems by building a united logistics platform. This will enable the restaurants to conduct independent food delivery thus allowing growth of restaurants via an integrated marketplace.

Reportedly, Jise has raised an investment of $100,000 from notable investors like Backroom, Winston Capital, Nigeria and angel investors like Jonny Enagwolor and others.

Leornad Lynch, Winston Capital Investor, quoted that their team is elated to assist the startup Jise in Nigeria. He added that the Jise team led by CEO Marvelous, has the potential to become the next Doordash of Nigeria.

It has been claimed that the leaders of the Jise app pledge to revamp the subsistence of its users, runners and merchants by providing rapid and affordable delivery solution. The app has gone live in Lagos and has partnered with 40 restaurants with an aim to deliver food within 25 minutes.


The company seeks to be the game-changer (The DoorDash for Nigeria) in the food delivery sector by providing an effective food ordering and food delivery platform that handles delivery & takeout from the best local restaurants at very affordable costs to its consumers.

In the wake of starting its operation officially today, Jise has raised $100,000 angel investment from notable investors including Backroom

Capital (Nigeria), Winston Capital (Ireland) and also a few angel investors including  Jonny Enagwolor, Co-Founder Treepz Inc.

“At Winston Capital, we are always looking for the best teams to invest in and at Jise, we see it as a great opportunity to invest in a great team. We are delighted to continue to support the start-up ecosystem in Nigeria with our second investment on the continent. The Jise team led by Marvelous is building the Just Eat or Doordash of Nigeria and we are excited to be part of their journey.” Leonard Lynch investor at Winston Capital said about Jise.

With over 3 years of experience working for Techsopht providing web-related services to clients’ businesses across various countries, Marvelous Gbeenro, CEO and Co-Founder of Jise is no stranger to leading a fast-growing, solution-oriented startup. He studied in NIIT where is also met his first Co-Founder, Jeremy Osazuwa Agbonze who leads Engineering for the startup as VP, Technology. 

Majid Tokurah has over 10 years in Logistics and Technology and 4 out of those years, he was a Co-Founder and VP of Growth and Operations at WeMove. He functions in a similar capacity in Jise.

The only female co-Founder on the team is Ibukun Olasupo who has worked with some of the leading technology startups in Nigeria handling their customer engagements. Her previous engagements include IrokoTV, Konga, Farmcrowdy and Treepz where she led Customer Engagement. At Jise, she also leads as Co-Founder and VP of Customer Engagement.

How it works:

Download the Jise food app from your preferred play store, select your favourite restaurant and choose your dish. The app would show the estimated delivery time and total cost. After confirming these details, please sit back and wait for your meal to be delivered to you by a runner. The app currently features some amazing restaurants in Lagos and will be adding more across over time.

You can register to join the platform as a merchant if you have a restaurant that makes amazing delicacies. Visit the website via https://jise.ng/ or download the mobile application on the IOS and Google Playstore. Jise delivers anywhere across Lagos State

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