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About Ongair

Ongair is Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for Conversational and Social Commerce. We help businesses market, sell and provide great customer service to their customers through Instant Messaging platforms and Social Media.

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4th Floor, Ngong Lane Plaza Ngong Lane

Nairobi, 00505,


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Latest Ongair News

Future Africa has invested $3m in 13 startups, increased portfolio to 47 startups in 2021

May 17, 2021

Ongair is similar to Termii in its service. It also provides an easy way for businesses to reach their customers on different platforms such as WeChat, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Telegram. The funding raised by Ongair is undisclosed, however. Stitch is the last of the disclosed startups to have received an investment from Future Africa in 2021. The South African fintech startup makes it possible for businesses to render services in the area of personal finance, lending, insurance, payments and wealth management. Using its API, developers can connect apps to financial accounts within minutes and access users’ transaction histories and balances, confirm their identities, and initiate payments, all with the user’s permission. There are 9 other startups that have received funding from Future Africa, however, only the 4 mentioned earlier have publicly announced the funding. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji Co-founder, Future Africa The figure is an improvement over the 9 startups that were announced in Q3 2020. The funding amount increased to $3 million in 13 startups compared to the $1 million that was shared among the 9 startups in the afore-mentioned quarter. The total number of startups backed by the VC is now 47 and they are spread across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, according to Olabinjo Adeniran, a co-founder of the firm. Olabinjo Adeniran Co-founder, Future Africa. Source: Remarking about the funding target for women-led startups, Olabinjo said Future Africa “surpassed our $1million commitment to women-led startups and are currently evaluating more women-led startups in our pipeline to increase this number.” Investors join the Future Africa Collective with an annual subscription of $1000 and are allowed to invest a minimum of $5,000 in up to 20 African startups yearly. If you’d like to get featured on our Entrepreneur Spotlight, click  here  to share your startup story with us. SUBSCRIBE Get latest Technology news, reviews, business-related content with a deliberate emphasis on the African narrative and insightful analysis in Nigeria – straight to your inbox.

Ongair Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Ongair founded?

    Ongair was founded in 2014.

  • Where is Ongair's headquarters?

    Ongair's headquarters is located at 4th Floor, Ngong Lane Plaza, Nairobi.

  • What is Ongair's latest funding round?

    Ongair's latest funding round is Seed VC.

  • Who are the investors of Ongair?

    Investors of Ongair include Kepple Africa Ventures, XL Africa and NEST.

  • Who are Ongair's competitors?

    Competitors of Ongair include Desty, Blueprint, Charles, buywith, BiteSpeed, Whym, LiveBuy, Salesfloor,, Sendbox and 24 more.

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