Startups & Innovative Companies: Other Countries A to Z

This article contains a list of startups and established businesses based in Ghana, Tanzania and other African countries with information about their headquarters, business brief, and founder(s). This list of innovative businesses may interest investors, suppliers and job-seekers. We hope this article will prove to helpful for our readers. Writing on these companies led us to a realization that the future is bright for Africa and that there are opportunities for other entrepreneurs to emerge.

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A to Z:

AFB

This company is based in Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius. AFB is a leading financial services company in Mauritius that offers individuals and SMEs with credit products. It was founded by Mr. Andrew Watkins-Ball.

Website: http://afb.com

Agribank(Agricultural Bank of Zimbabwe)

This company is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. This provides competitive financial services for the prosperity of the bank and caters agriculture market of the region. It was founded in 1999.

Website: http://www.agribank.co.zw/

AgroCenta

This innovative company is based in Bolgatanga, Upper East, Ghana. It has revolutionized agriculture sector by designing an online platform that connects smallholder farmers directly to a market to ensure fair trade. It was founded by Francis Obirikorang and Michael K. Ocansey.

Website: http://www.agrocenta.com

Azalaï Hotels

This company is based in Bamako,, Mali. It is a hotel chain platform trusted by the residents of and international visitors coming to Mali for their temporary stays in the region. It was founded by Mossadeck Bally.

Website: http://www.azalaihotels.com

Bayport Management

This company is based in Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius. IIt is a leading financial company that provides retail financial services in the Republic of Mauritius and internationally through its subsidiaries. It was founded by Stuart Stone.

Website: http://www.bayportfinance.com/

BITAKA Cards & Solutions

This company is based in Tunis, Tunisia. This Tunisia-based company is involved in the personalization of plastic and smart cards for easy accessibility. It was founded by Bitaka Group.

Website: http://www.bitaka-tunisie.com

Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

This company is based in Lusaka, Zambia. CIDRZ is committed to improving healthcare services in Zambia by ensuring innovative capacity development, exceptional implementation science and research. It was founded in 2001.

Website: http://www.cidrz.org/

Chalkboard Education

This company is based in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana. It is an educational mobile application that reconnects students to their courses and helps them with their careers. It was founded by Adrien Bouillot, Adrien Bouillot, and Miora Randriambeloma.

Website: http://chalkboard.education/

CoinAfrique

This company is based in Grand Baie, Riviere du Rempart, Mauritius. CoinAfrique is a classified app that connects online sellers and buyers in 16 African countries. It was founded by Matthias Papet.

Website: http://www.coinafrique.com

Crypto Kafe

This startup company is based in Moka, Mauritius. Using blockchain for consumer world, Crypto Kafe was founded to design a decentralized consumer ecosystem powered by blockchain. It was founded by Nicolay Buslaev and Yury Loika.

Website: https://cryptokafe.io/

Dabchy

This company is based in Tunis, Tunisia. It is a localized fashion marketplace where women can buy and sell their clothing online easily without any hurdles. It was founded by Ameni Mansouri.

Website: https://www.dabchy.com

Datavora

This company is based in Tunis, Tunisia. Datavora provides e-commerce data which is collected from the marketplaces on the web for commercial and welfare purpose. It was founded by Aymen Ferchichi, Hedi Zaher, and Oussama Messaoud.

Website: https://datavora.com/

Dot Com Zambia

This company is based in Lusaka, Zambia. It is an online platform used for personal shopping, online shopping, online auctions and shipping services. It was founded by Mawano Kambeu.

Website: http://dczambia.com/

Ecobank Transnational

This bank has its headquarters in Maritime, Togo. Ecobank Transnational is a modern pan-African financial institution providing financial solutions to businesses and corporations. It was founded by Albert Essien.

Website: https://www.ecobank.com/

Ensibuuko

This company is based in Kampala, Uganda. It is focused on enhancijng financial management experience as it provides a cloud-based micro-finance software for community-level financial entities in Africa. It was founded by Gerald Otim and Opio David.

Website: http://ensibuuko.com/

Esoko Networks

This company is based in Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius. This powerful communications platform is focused on helping you manage agricultural value chains. It was founded by Mark Davies and Yusuf Yildirim.

Website: https://esoko.com/

Farmerline

This company is based in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana. This startup is committed to turning small farmers into entrepreneurs by providing them improved information access, record keeping services and communication. It was founded by Alloysius Attah and Emmanuel Addai.

Website: http://farmerline.org/

Fastjet

This company is based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. This is Africa’s first pan-continental airline service in the region. It was founded by Stelios Haji-Ioannou.

Website: http://www.fastjet.com/us/en

Feronia

This company is based in Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Congo. Feronia is an agribusiness operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It was founded by Ravi Sood.

Website: http://feronia.com/

Gebeya Inc.

This company is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Gebeya Inc. is a profitable and self-sustainable ecosystem that is focused on training, hiring, and nurturing the best of African talent. It was founded by Amadou Daffe and Hiruy Amanuel.

Website: http://www.gebeya.com

General Emballage

This company is based in Bejaia, Algeria. General Emballage is a leading supplier of corrugated cardboard in Algeria. It was founded by Ramdane Batouche.

Website: http://www.generalemballage.com

GetCash Private Limited

This company is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. It is an emerging mobile wallet company that allows any phone to be used as a payment tool thus, helping people pay from anywhere at anytime. It was founded by George Manyere.

Website: https://www.getcash.co.zw/

Golix

This company is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Golix functions as Africa’s largest and most widely used cryptocurrency exchange offering Africans to invest and trade in cryptocurrencies. It was founded by Tawanda Kembo, Verengai Mabika and William Chui.

Website: https://golix.com

GreenPath Food

This company is based in Ethiopia, Africa. It is pioneer in distributing specialty, organic food grown by smallholder farmers. It was founded by Eric Couper, Jacie Jones, and Sid Kamath.

Website: http://www.greenpathfood.com/

Groot Systems

This company is based in Oshakati, Oshana, Namibia. It is a leading infrastructure company focused on revolutionizing the infrastructure arena. It was founded by Simon Kapenda.

Website: http://www.grootgroup.com/

Inyenyeri

This company is based in Gisenyi, Gitarama, Rwanda. It is a leading Social Benefit Company on a mission to eliminate death and disease caused by Household Air Pollution. It was founded by Eric Reynolds.

Website: http://www.inyenyeri.org/

Jamii Africa

Based in Tanzania, this startup company is focused on facilitating low-income sector of Tanzania and East Africa by providing them health insurances. The company aims at change Africa by helping people access all the facilities through digitization. It was founded by Chris Rabi and Lilian Makoi.

Website: http://www.jamiiafrica.com

Jobartis

This company is based in Luanda, Angola. it is the leading job board in Angola and it combines the main features of traditional job boards with African specifications. It was founded by Adrián Viñuales, Luis Verdeja, Maciej Lotkowski, and Tabi Vicuna.

Website: http://jobartis.com

Liquid Telecom

Liquid Telecom is a startup based in Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius. This company is an independent data, voice and IP provider that is committed to make these services accessible for the whole population in Africa. It was founded by Nic Rudnick.

Website: http://liquidtelecom.com/

MeQasa Ltd

This company is based in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana. MeQasa is a reliable online platform that enables its users to rent, buy, and sell properties in Ghana. It was founded by Kelvin Nyame, Kofi Amuasi and Rashad Seini.

Website: http://meqasa.com/

MERGIMS

This company is based in Kigali, Butare, Rwanda. MERGIMS is a prepayment platform of products and services of first necessity. It was founded by Gilbert Niyo and Louis-Antoine Muhire.

Website: https://www.mergims.com/

mPharma

This startup company is based in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana. It functions as a drug benefits and inventory manager for health insurers and drug providers in Africa, and has built a strong bridge between these two sectors. It was founded by Daniel Shoukimas, Gregory Rockson, and James Finucane.

Website: http://mpharma.com/

NALA Money

This company is based in Arusha, Tanzania. NALA is helping Tanzanian smartphone users in transferring mobile money faster than ever. It was founded by Benjamin Fernandes.

Website: https://www.nala.money/

NMB Bank

This company is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. It is dedicated to providing premium financial services to all existing and potential customers. It was founded in 1993.

Website: http://nmbz.co.zw

OMG Digital

This startup company is based in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana It creates digital editorial brands for African millennials. It was founded by Dominic Mensah, Jesse Ghansah, Prince Boakye Boampong.

Website: http://omgdigitalinc.com

Oolu

This “can-do” company is based in Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal. Oolu is the fastest growing off-grid solar company in West Africa, providing pre-eminent energy and financial services to corporations. It was founded by Daniel Rosa and Nilmi Senaratna.

Website: https://oolusolar.com

Oragroup SA

This company is based in Lomé, Maritime, Togo. This financial firm specializes in providing personal and business banking services .It was founded by Obiora Shorinwa.

Website: http://www.orabank.net/

PEG

This startup company is based in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana. PEG is currently selling solar energy products to off-grid customers in Ghana on the Pay As You Go model. It was founded by Hugh Whalan and Nate Heller.

Website: https://www.pegafrica.com/

Redbird Health Tech

This company is based in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana. Redbird Health Tech has developed a convenient health monitoring systems for patients with chronic disease. It was founded by Andrew Quao, Patrick Beattie.

Website: https://www.redbirdht.com

SafeBoda

This company is based in Kampala, Uganda. SafeBoda is safely the most reliable and widely used community-based urban transportation network across all the major countries in Africa. It was founded by Alastair Sussock, Maxime Dieudonne, and Ricky Rapa Thomson.

Website: http://www.safeboda.com/home/

SafeMotos

This company is based in Kigali, Butare, Rwanda. They have developed a ride hailing mobile application that connects passengers with motorcycle taxi drivers to enhance ride hailing arena in the region. It was founded by Barrett Nash and Peter Kariuki.

Website: http://safemotos.com

SMILE Telecoms Holdings

This startup company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. SMILE Telecoms Holdings is a leading broadband provider company in Mauritius. It was founded by Irene Charnley.

Website: http://www.smilecoms.com/

SolarNow

This startup company is based in Kampala, Uganda. SolarNow is focused on revolutionizing the solar power energy sector and is currently selling and financing solar home systems in Uganda. It was founded by Willem Nolens.

Website: http://solarnow.eu/

Solon Capital Holdings

This company is based in Sierra Leone, Africa. Solon Capital Holdings is an investment holding company based in Sierra Leone. It was founded by CDC Group.

Website: http://www.soloncapitalpartners.com/

Surfline Communications

This company is based in Accra, Ghana. Surfline Communications provides 4G LTE mobile wireless internet services in the region of Ghana. It was founded by John E. Taylor.

Website: http://www.surflinegh.com/en/home/

TemTem

This company is based in Algiers, Alger, Algeria. temTem is a ride-hailing company currently operating in Algeria. It was founded by Kamel Haddar.

Website: http://temtem.taxi/

The New Forests Company

This company is based in Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius. With plantations and product base for export markets, it is a leading Africa-based forestry company. It was founded in 2004.

Website: http://newforests.net/

Trade

Trade is a startup based in Tamale, Northern, Ghana. The company connects buyers, sellers, and transporters and has revolutionized the trade of maize within Ghana. It was founded by Wilson Cusack and was funded $100,000 by Gates Foundation.

Website: http://www.tradeghana.co/

Tress

This company is based in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana. Tress is a social community for black women’s hairstyles where women share their own and take inspiration from hairstyles. It was founded by Priscilla Hazel.

Website: https://www.tressapp.co

Tugende

Tugende is based in Kampala, Uganda. This company is committed to help Ugandan motorcycle taxi drivers by leasing them motorcycles on easy payment terms as compared to other renting options. It was founded by Michael Wilkerson.

Website: http://tugendedriven.com

Tupuca

This company is based in Luanda, Angola. Being the first of its kind delivery app in Angola, Tupuca is an all-in-one delivery platform that allows users to order almost anything on-demand. It was founded by Erickson Mvezi, Patrice Francisco, Sydeney Teixeira and Wilson Ganga.

Website: http://tupuca.com/en/

Uganda Development Bank

This public company is based in Kampala, Uganda. UDBL is a public enterprise wholly owned by the Government of Uganda providing excellent banking services to public and financial sector of the country. It was founded by the government itself.

Website: https://www.udbl.co.ug/

Verde Beef Processing

This company is based in Ethiopia, Africa. Verde Beef Processing PLC is focused on producing premium corn-fed beef for export. It was founded by Levi Benkert.

Website: http://www.verdebeef.com/

Wassha

This company is based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Wassha is a leading electricity provider to off-grid parts in Africa. It uses solar power systems to provide electricity in the region. It was founded by Satoshi Akita.

Website: http://www.wassha.com/index.php

Wazi Vision

This company is based in Kampala, Uganda. Wazi Vision is committed to providing more affordable eye care for low-income sector residing in Africa. It was founded by Brenda Katwesigye.

Website: http://www.wazivision.com/

Zazu Africa

This company is based in Lusaka, Zambia. Zazu is a completely digital solution to your payment needs with its innovative card and mobile application. It was founded by Adam Farah, Alessandra Martini and Perseus Mlambo.

Website: http://www.ilovezazu.com/

Zeepay

This company is based in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana. It is a Ghanaian owned Mobile Financial Services company focused on innovative payment solutions. It was founded by Andrew Takyi-Appiah.

Website: http://www.myzeepay.com/

Zola Electric

Zola Electric is a renewable energy brand located in Arusha, Tanzania. The company designs renewable energy solutions in solar, battery and power electronics sectors to facilitate African energy consumers. It was founded by Erica Mackey, Joshua Pierce, and Xavier Helgesen.

Website: http://offgrid-electric.com

We hope that you found this article helpful as per your interests. We will keep playing our role to support the growing entrepreneurship and business culture in the region of Africa. Do give us your remarks about this article!

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