“The easy way to pay & send money”


Makeba created a payment app that addresses the unique needs of emerging markets. They are live in West Africam and have been growing rapidly (35% MoM) since they launched in January 2020. They plan on expanding to a full financial ecosystem that will combine point-of-sale payments, money transfers, loans, and other financial services.
Founded by Yamandou Alexander, that has successfully founded and exited successful startups operating in Africa. They have created partnerships with leading companies and organizations, such as the UN.

Sector(s): Fintech – Emerging Markets

MAKEBA Overview

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Year founded 2016
Headquarters New York, NY, USA
No. of employees 30
Amount raised on previous funding rounds: $2.5M

 MAKEBA – Offering

SEC Filings

Equity Crowdfunding Platform WeFunder
Investors accepted All investors
SEC Regulation (for US startups) Reg CF
Minimum investment accepted $300

MAKEBA’s Startup Strength Indicators

Founder(s) Past Success Stories Yamandou Alexander – Previous Exits – GoGreenRide and T+, the second mobile operator in the Cape Verde Islands
Notable investors James Beshara 
Notable customers/partners Unitel T+, Electra (Cape Verde Water and Electricity National Utility Company), The United Nations 
Proprietary IP/Patents
Revenues on Last Year Reported (year)
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