Kenyan real estate portal KejaHunt raises follow-on funding from Nailab

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Kenyan startup KejaHunt, a mobile and web application that helps users find houses without engaging agents, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Nairobi-based incubator Nailab, which it will use to improve its platform and acquire more customers.

Launched in 2014, KejaHunt allows users to search for houses in specific areas of the Kenyan capital, with the platform then connecting them with viable options within their price range.

The startup previously received investment from Nailab and two other investors, and has now raised follow-on funding from the incubator, which will be used to scale the startup, improve the platform and enter adjacent markets.

Joshua Mutua, chief executive officer (CEO) of KejaHunt, told Disrupt Africa he wanted to make the platform a one-stop-shop for house-moving services.

“You find a house on the platform, you can find a moving service on the platform, you can find a house cleaning service on the same platform as well. We noticed that most of our users were facing a couple of problems after finding the houses, so we want to solve these for them,” he said.

Mutua said the startup also planned to enable users to receive house request updates through its website and app, much of which it is currently doing via WhatsApp.

Nailab CEO Sam Gichuru said he was pleased to announce the investment in KejaHunt, and that Nailab would continue to provide promising Kenyan startups with patient capital.

“Joshua Mutua is a visionary and progressive young leader who knows the way and has shown the way, and continues to inspire others to resiliently make it happen,” he said.

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