5 Nigerian Startups to watch out for

5 Nigerian Startups to watch out for

The biggest economy and most populated country in Africa, Nigeria is a paradise for startups and tech companies, with the Africa-leading support ecosystem and massive venture capital ready to back promising Nigeria businesses. Nigeria is a perfect place for companies aiming at explosive growth and a great base camp to conquer Africa and the world at large.

Operating in many industries, Nigerian startups are spearheading new businesses primarily through technology. With this reliance upon innovation to create new productive systems, these Nigeria companies are disrupting multiple industries including finance, real estate, travel, commerce, healthcare, transportation and even construction, shipping or aerospace. These young companies/startups already operate in Major cities in Nigeria, if not the entire country.

Some of them are already famous in Nigeria and in Africa, reaching a large population with their products and services. But many of them are also less known, as they focus on certain business niches and take charge of problems faced by specific professions.

List of the 10 top-funded startups from Nigeria

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Prowork enables real-time collaboration, anywhere and anytime, allowing team members to stay on top of what’s happening on their projects. Prowork is available on Mobile (Blackberry, Android and Java supporting phones), Web, and a robust API to allow developers to extend the functionality.
All you need to get started is your email address and password & you’ve created your Prowork account. You can assign tasks to members who do not have an account by just adding their email to the project – and they are notified instantly.


Jolancer is serving as a dedicated platform for skilled Nigerian youths to register their profiles, and bid for projects in their line of expertise(skills); and as a platform for project owners (clients) to find qualified freelancers for their projects thereby, reducing their expenses on particular projects. Jolancer is developed to bridge the gap between Freelancers and Project Owners/ Contractors/ Clients in Nigeria. The good thing is that there is a possibility for a freelancer to eventually get a full-time job with the client-company. Projects can be posted and found on various categories like IT & Programming, Graphic Design, Content Writing, Data Entry, Finance and Sales & Marketing etc. Creating an account, finding work or posting a project is free of cost.


Flying Doctors Nigeria (FDN) Limited is a Medical Emergency Service that specializes in air ambulance, medevac, remote site medical solutions, and infrastructural development and training, with award-winning services that have been featured on the BBC, CNN and NPR. They understand real-time needs and provide responses that ensure the highest quality medical solutions.  Specially-trained medical doctors operate stations across the country, with a head office located at the International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. FDN also work with government agencies and corporate bodies with remote site medical training and programs.


hotel.ng claims to be the largest online hotel booking agency in Nigeria, with over 7000 hotels registered on its platform, allowing its clients to book hotel rooms online, also providing comprehensive help and support to make the hotel booking process smooth and easy. they also provide hotel recommendations and reviews, making sure that clients stay in good, clean and safe hotels all over the country.


PrepClass is Nigeria’s largest and highest-rated learning service providing on-demand, one-to-one learning solutions for students and professionals. Its vision is to seamlessly connect expert tutors and learners in any subject, anywhere, anytime. with a community of more than 2,500 professional tutors across 3 cities have delivered over 100,000 hours of tutoring sessions across over 50+ subject. the tutoring solution is powered by a sophisticated technology platform that helps recruit, manage and connect thousands of experts to millions of learners seeking academic and professional help. PrepClass now has offices in Lagos, Abuja and Portharcourt