12 Tech Startups Picked For 1st-Ever Google Africa Launchpad Accelerator

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Written by Peter Pedroncelli
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Founder and CEO of TangoTV, Victor Mnyawami. Photo – Techcrunch

Google has announced the first set of 12 tech startups participating in its Launchpad Accelerator Africa class, which is designed to mimic the global program based in Silicon Valley.

The African class will be based in Lagos, with six of the selected startups from Nigeria, two from Kenya, and one each from Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and South Africa.

In the next three years, Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa program will offer $3 million in equity-free funding to over 60 startups across the continent while providing mentor and technology support.

Here are the 12 tech startups featuring in the first Launchpad Accelerator Africa class.

Sources: Google, QuartzTechpoint, Ventureburn, BBC.