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Eight further African startups have been confirmed as participants in the W22 batch of the renowned Silicon Valley-based Y Combinator accelerator, taking the total to 23 so far. Participants receive seed funding as well as further investment opportunities at a demo day.
Seven of the new confirmations are from Nigeria. They are crypto platform Payourse, data-free internet service Simplifyd, on-demand clean meat provider Sendme, payments startup Vendy, open-source cloud-native webhook service Convoy, insurtech startup Curacel, and payment API provider Plumter. The other selected startup is the Sudanese fintech platform Bloom.