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Kenyan Startup Uncover Raises USD 1 Mn Seed Funding
Kenyan Startup Uncover Raises USD 1 Mn Seed Funding

Uncover Skincare, a Kenyan-based one-stop shop for skincare products has secured USD 1 Mn in seed funding to enable it to expand its operations in Kenya and Nigeria by January. FirstCheck Africa, Samata Capital, Future Africa, and IgniteXL participated in the round, in addition to angel investors ex-SokoWatch COO, Kwenhui Tawah, and ex-L’Oreal executive and current WPP Scan group CEO, Patricia Ithau

The company which was born after incubation at Antler uses African botanicals and outsources its manufacturing to Korean original design manufacturers. Besides the products, the company also provides virtual consultations by an in-house esthetician and produces skin-tertainment content to reach more users, and they also introduced a skin quiz for personalized recommendations.