June 26, 2017 IBOMLLC Team

Y Combinator-Backed Ghanaian Startup OMG Digital Closes $1.1M Seed Funding

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Kima Ventures, Soma Capital,Comcast Ventures fund Seed Round for YC’s African Alumnus Platform For African millennials.

Ghanaian tech startup, OMG Digital, has announced it has closed on Seed Funding of $1.1M from international investors Kima Ventures, Soma Capital, Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund, Social Capital, M&Y Growth Partners, and Macro Ventures, with participation from a number of Angel Investors including Josh Buckley of Mino Games, and Founder of Off-Grid Electric, Francis Xavier Helgesen.

The Y-Combinator – backed new media company targeting Africa’s millennial population through shareable and hyper-local pop-culture content, has been dubbed the ‘Buzzfeed of Africa’ with its OMGVoice brand and has monthly aggregated content views of over 90 million, a monthly social reach of 80 million, with 4.5 million readers to the website each month since its launch in February 2016.

Currently operating in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya, the 25-strong team, create and curate listicles, pictorials, videos and memes that are tailored to specific African countries and cultures. Reflecting the diverse interests of the 250 …read more

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