AgriFood-tech Startup, Vendease Secures $3.2m, Seek Operational Expansion 

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“We’ve seen a great deal of talent in the market – and Tunde and the Vendease team are best in class both in Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and globally. Their laser focus and rapid growth are unprecedented, and there’s a massive opportunity ahead.”


One of Africa’s leading agrifood-tech startups digitising its food supply chain, Vendease, has announces its operations expansion with huge raised of $3.2 million in a seed round.
The funding round was led by Global Founders Capital, a backer of one of Africa’s very first unicorns, Jumia, with participation from existing investors such as Paga’s Tayo Oviosu, Remita’s John Obaro, and Magic fund.
The Nigerian-based startup plans to use the fresh funding to increase its capacity in digitising procurement processes, storage operations, and logistics to bridge the gap of technology in Africa’s food supply chain, which has posed many problems.
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According to the company statement, the implementation of further building its technology will also provide a flexible payment system that will accelerate the growth of food businesses across the continent.
Speaking on the fresh investment, Vandease CEO, Tunde Kara, said, “The rising food inflation coupled with effects of COVID-19 across Africa has positioned Vendease to scale up food systems by digitising end-to-end processes from farm to table.

“We currently operate out of Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja, but this funding will act as a buoy for us, as we scale our solution to other cities across the continent.”

While commending the team, the Managing Partner at Global Founders Capital of the United States of America, Mr Don Stalter, expressed optimism on utilising the investment.
He said, “We’ve seen a great deal of talent in the market – and Tunde and the Vendease team are best in class both in Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and globally. Their laser focus and rapid growth are unprecedented, and there’s a massive opportunity ahead.”
Vandease was founded in January 2020 by Mr Kara, Olumide Fayankin, Gatumi Aliyu and Wale Oyepeju and backed by YCombinator.
Backed by Y Combinator, VendEase is building Amazon Prime for restaurants in Africa – Vendease – Online Marketplace for Online Marketplace for Africa's Food Businesses
The firm operates an online marketplace, both mobile and web apps that allows restaurants and other food businesses to buy directly from farms and food manufacturers, manage inventory, track expenses and gain access to credit facilities.

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