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Nigerian startup Simplifyd, which wants to become the platform of choice for data-free access to the internet across Africa, has raised USD 500 K in pre-seed funding from Future Africa and Y Combinator and announced the launch of ZeroData, its toll-free internet application platform.
Simplifyd aims to solve the challenges associated with accessing affordable data amidst the staggering rate of data consumption, especially amongst mobile and web app users in emerging markets across Africa. ZeroData is designed to cater to both users with active data plans and those with none. For users with an active data plan, their data plan isn’t consumed when they make use of the application. The app also enables users with no active data plans to enjoy uninterrupted access to the internet apps listed on the platform.