Eight African tech startups raised funding rounds at the recently-concluded SpeedUPAfrica bootcamp hosted by Silicon Valley VC firm DraperDarkFlow in Ghana.
Eight of these companies raised funding at the end of the event, from DraperDarkFlow and its management team Toro Orero and Tim Draper. Draper made two direct investments, only his second and third ever investments in Africa.
Three Nigerian companies raised money, namely schools platform VeriCampus, crowd-sourced errand running service DropBuddies, and Wi-Fi company NURLUX. Ghanaian startups Tress, a haircare platform, and Swiftly, an on-demand shipping startup, also raised money.
Nine startups received external offers of investment, while a further seven were taken into Draper University. Singularity University is nominating six startups from SpeedUPAfrica to participate in its newly launched Impact Fellows Programme.