Ugandan tourism-tech startup Tripesa has raised a pre-seed spherical of funding because it seeks product-market match forward of continental growth. 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 informed Disrupt Africa the funding can be used to allow Tripesa to attain product-market match. “Tripesa is at present engaged on reaching 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 mentioned. Tripesa immediately has over 260 – primarily small – companies in Uganda and Kenya signed as much as the platform, and continues to see every day progress, with key curiosity within the web site constructing characteristic. The tourism business earns Africa US$35 billion yearly, and employs over 24 million individuals, with operations reducing throughout a number of sub-sectors like tour operators, journey businesses, tour guides, transport firms, souvenirs and trinkets, museums, occasions, F&B and plenty of others.
SOURCE: DISRUPT AFRICA