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South African startup Zindi, a professional network of data scientists, has raised a USD 1 Mn seed funding round to help it build on its impressive early growth. The round was led by the San Francisco-based Shakti VC, along with Launch Africa Ventures, Founders Factory Africa, and five35.
Zindi hosts a community of over 34,000 data scientists solving some of the world’s most pressing business and social challenges using machine learning and AI. Companies come to Zindi to source top solutions and talent for their organizations. Its registered users represent 150 countries around the world, and Zindi has nearly doubled its user base over the last year.