Microsoft supports two startups in Senegal, SunuBus(Weego) and CoinAfrique using technology to add value to people’s lives.
In the last six months Microsoft says through its 4Afrika arm it has supported over 300 startups across Africa. Giving them access to digital tools, resources and skills. Amongst these are 3 startups from Senegal; ADN Tech, SunuBus and CoinAfrique. ADN Tech being an earlier beneficiary.
Microsoft’s Partner and Startups strategy Lead 4Afrika, Muhammed Nabil says “Microsoft is here to support and help accelerate Senegal’s 2025 digital vision, which promotes ICT-driven development.
By partnering with these organisations, we’re bringing digital solutions to more industries and people. Investing in startup growth is also important to us, due to the significant role they play in job creation and using technology to help achieve sustainable development goals.”
SunuBus and CoinAfrique are recent recipients of Microsoft’s technology and business support to scale up and grow. The partnership will see the startups use Microsoft’s cloud service Azure.
SunuBus(Weego) is a transit app that helps make public transportation travel easy. It allows users to find buses, monitor arrivals in real-time, and share their position to assist others and earn rewards.
CoinAfrique is a free classifieds platform for new and used products. Users make money selling unused items and also find bargains.
CoinAfrique’s founder, Matthias Papet says Microsoft has supported them in getting investment-ready for series B funding.
“Microsoft 4Afrika has supported CoinAfrique in getting investment-ready for series B funding. Developing a data strategy for enhanced business insights and scaling up to reach our goal of becoming the number one francophone classifieds marketplace.” – Matthias Pape
Microsoft 4Afrika’s support helps startups access consumers, financing, information, skills and services and technology.