198 Vietnam News: Nigerian startup Klasha gets an additional $2.1M for its cross-border commerce play – TechCrunch
Lagos and San Francisco-based Klasha has acquired a further $2.1 million to finish its $4.5 million seed spherical. The startup, which offers a number of merchandise for the cross-border commerce area in Africa, raised this new financing from a gaggle of worldwide buyers co-led by American Categorical (AMEX) Ventures, the strategic funding group of American Categorical.
This funding is AMEX Ventures’ first in an African startup. The agency co-led the spherical with International Ventures, the MENA-focused VC that has backed the likes of Tabby, Helium Well being and Paymob. “I feel the truth that AMEX is now investing within the continent, particularly after investing in firms like Stripe, is de facto highly effective,” mentioned Klasha CEO Jessica Anuna to TechCrunch, including that International Ventures approaching board can also be noteworthy for the corporate.
Traders from its first seed tranche equivalent to Greycroft, Seedcamp, Plug and Play, Berrywood Capital and Breega doubled down.