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Founded Year

2009

Stage

Biz Plan Competition | Alive

Total Raised

$50K

Last Raised

$50K | 3 yrs ago

Mosaic Score

+80 points in the past 30 days

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About eHealth Africa

eHealth Africa's mission is to build stronger health systems through the design and implementation of data-driven solutions that respond to local needs and provide underserved communities with tools to lead healthier lives.

eHealth Africa Headquarter Location

4-6 Independence Road

kano,

Nigeria

Latest eHealth Africa News

TechCabal Daily – Tackling Africa’s second-hand smartphone market ?

Sep 1, 2021

Ridelink’s East African journey just got fueled eHealth Africa wins second place at Wiki Loves Africa photo contest Events: #FutureofCommerce EZE WHOLESALE IS HELPING AFRICANS NAVIGATE THE SECOND-HAND SMARTPHONE MARKET Africa has a fast-growing smartphone market. Although smartphone penetration is still low, there are at least 447 million smartphone users on the continent. But phones can be pricey and the poor economic conditions in many countries means that most people who want to buy smartphones will have to turn to the second-hand or used phones markets. Look, I have a fear of getting second-hand gadgets; it almost never works out for me. I can bet you that if ten of us bought second-hand iPhones today, only mine will pack up after a month. Like me, other Africans harbour a mistrust of second-hand products. This mistrust is one of the first challenges Josh Nzewi and David Iya faced when they launched EZE Wholesale, a B2B commodity exchange for used smartphones. What is EZE doing? EZE Wholesale launched in 2020 as a platform where traders of second-hand smartphones in Africa could buy and sell used smartphones. For buyers, EZE also has a solution. When they want to buy a phone, the company receives their payment into an escrow account, collects and inspects the phone on their behalf, and delivers it after the specs have been verified. In the event of an oversight, buyers get 30-day warranties. Why this is important Building trust in the market is an ongoing conversation. There are a lot of funny stories of people who bought second-hand Samsung phones only to turn them on and find Nokia logos on the screens. There are also other problems in the smartphone market. Inconsistent pricing, poor distribution channels, and logistics are some of the challenges EZE Wholesale wants to innovate around. RIDELINK’S EAST AFRICAN JOURNEY JUST GOT FUELED Ridelink, a Ugandan e-logistics platform, has just closed a $150k pre-seed investment round to improve its technology and double down on its marketing efforts. The investment was birthed from the startup’s partnership with Ortus Africa Capital, Omidyar Network and African Leadership Academy’s Young Entrepreneurs Fund (Anzisha). Under the hood Founded in 2017 by Daniel Mukisa, Ridelink operates an e-logistics platform developed to seamlessly connect SMEs to a network of transport operators. SMEs employ more than 2.5 million people in Uganda, making up 90% of those employed in the private sector. Ridelink is on a journey to drive down the cost of transportation for these businesses by connecting them to truck drivers. The startup is using technology to facilitate the smooth running of business operations, increase revenue earning, and improve mobility, efficiency, and performance. The journey so far Although Ridelink launched in Uganda, it has since expanded across East Africa into Kenya and Tanzania. The company has reportedly served more than 250 SMEs with over 2,000 drivers delivering cargo throughout East Africa. In addition to its latest funding, Ridelink has raised a total of $250,000, having previously received funding from Seedstars last year. Moving forward: The startup is looking to use its new funds to accelerate growth (Yes, there are a lot of automobile puns today

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