- Since the pre-seed announcement in November 2021, Kippa has made tremendous progress in recruiting ex-regulators and former senior executives at top start-ups, including OPay, BharatPe, Khatabook, TeamApt, OKCredit, NIBSS, and Unified Payments, amongst others.
Kippa, the all-in-one financial management solution for small businesses in Africa, announced that it has secured $8.4 million in a seed round with investors such as Goodwater Capital, TEN13 VC, Rocketship VC, Saison Capital, Crestone VC, VentureSouq, Horizon Partners and Vibe Capital.
In 2021, the startup raised $3.2 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Berlin-based VC Target Global. This brings total raised to date at $11.6 million.
Founded in CEO Kennedy Ekezie, Duke Ekezie and Jephthah Uche in February 2021, Kippa is financial management platform specifically developed for SMEs to manage their businesses. It helps businesses manage their finances, track and keep records of their income and expenses, as well as send reminders to debtors.
Kippa says that the new funding will be used to develop financial products that help SMEs grow their businesses and grow its team in Nigeria.
The company has served over 500,000 merchants within its network, recording an annual transaction value of over $3 billion.
The startup recently announced that it has obtained a Super Agent Banking Licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria. With this approval, Kippa will build its network of merchants, providing them with the infrastructure and tools to offer financial products and services to their customers.