Business support platform for African startups and entrepreneurs Starta has launched a Nigerian Startup Matchup competition, asking people to assume they are VCs or angels and choose which startups they would invest in.
Starta is pitting 32 of the Nigerian startups that have raised institutional investment against each other in the championship-style table Nigerian Startup Matchup competition, with pairs of startups competing for a place in the next stage of the five-round competition.
The first round of voting ends tomorrow (June 14), with Starta planning to extend the concept to other African tech startup ecosystems in the future.
“The Nigerian Startup Matchup is Starta’s attempt to feel the pulse of the ecosystem on what startups they consider financially most viable,” said Yele Bademosi, country Manager for Starta in Nigeria.
“So, we are placing some of the best Nigerian startups on a leaderboard-type table, and we are asking people to select the one they would they invest in.”
The results for each rounds will be announced via Starta’s newsletter and the Nigerian Startup Matchup page, with the 32 startups competing in the competition as follows: Jumia, Konga, Paga, Dealdey, SimplePay, Jobberman, Wakanow, Hotels.ng, IrokoTV, Andela, Jovago, TravelBeta, Paystack, Metro Africa Express – MAX, PushCV, Printivo, SureGifts, Podozi, Prepclass, Delivery Science, Cash Envoy, TalentBase, Tutor.ng, Sliide Airtime, Kaymu, Carmudi, Lamudi, African Express Courier (ACE), Hello Food, VConnect, Social Lender, Pass.ng, TopCheck and Cheki.
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