Nigerian startup SeamlessHR raises pre-seed funding round

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Nigerian startup SeamlessHR, a human resources tech platform focused on frontier and emerging markets, has raised a pre-seed funding round from US-based VC firm Tofino Capital to grow its team and double down on expansion.

Founded in late 2017, SeamlessHR helps businesses optimise the productivity of their people via cutting edge HR technology solutions that cover the entire value chain from recruitment to retirement.

The startup has a growing list of customers across multiple sectors in Nigeria and Ghana, and has now raised an undisclosed amount of pre-seed funding from Tofino Capital to grow the size of its team, bolster marketing efforts and double down on expansion into Anglophone Africa.

Chief marketing officer (CMO) Oluseye Bandele told Disrupt Africa the funding had been raised in preparation for a bigger investment round for SeamlessHR, which he said should take place in the fourth quarter of this year. He said Tofino Capital brought more than just money to the table.

“They have the same pan-African and pan-emerging markets vision and passion that we have, and in addition they have a very rich network of valuable contacts across the continent. A strategic alliance with them, albeit sealed with a small investment, makes sense for us at this point as we begin our coordinated expansion drive across Africa,” Bandele said.

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