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Ghanaian Startup ear1 Raises USD 520 K Pre-Seed Round
Ghanaian Startup ear1 Raises USD 520 K Pre-Seed Round

 ear1, a Ghana-based social media startup that allows people to talk to influencers and professionals for a nominal fee, has secured a USD 520 K pre-seed round led by Danny Oyekan of Dan Ventures, with Alkesh Thavrani of Stellar International and Prosper Otemuyiwa (CTO of EdenLife) as well as other participants.

Ear1 enables anyone to sign up and create a paywall that allows them to communicate with experts and ‘social media influencers for a fee. ear1 is essentially a premium direct message service for priority discussions. The startup intends to use the funds to expand the startup’s platform, engage the influencer community, promote the app, and collaborate with creators.