Ugandan tourism-tech startup Tripesa has raised a pre-seed spherical of funding because it seeks product-market match forward of continental enlargement. The startup has been largely bootstrapped, although Eric Osiakwan is an angel investor, however in June secured an undisclosed quantity of pre-seed funding from Future Africa, Consonance Funding Managers and LTNT Investments. Gonahasa instructed Disrupt Africa the funding will probably be used to allow Tripesa to realize product-market match. “Tripesa is presently engaged on attaining product-market slot in Uganda and Kenya. The selection of those two markets is to check out cross-border performance as Uganda and Kenya have a whole lot of cross-border journey with necessities to share info and funds. Put up discovering product-market match, Tripesa intends to scale throughout the African continent,” he stated. Tripesa at present has over 260 – primarily small – companies in Uganda and Kenya signed as much as the platform, and continues to see each day development, with key curiosity within the web site constructing function. The tourism trade earns Africa US$35 billion yearly, and employs over 24 million folks, with operations slicing throughout a number of sub-sectors like tour operators, journey businesses, tour guides, transport corporations, souvenirs and trinkets, museums, occasions, F&B and plenty of others.
SOURCE: DISRUPT AFRICA