Sky.Garden, a Denmark and Kenya-based SaaS platform for mobile commerce that is built specifically to allow African businesses sell any product to defined audiences on digital channels with ease has raised $100,000 funding from Katapult Accelerator in a bid to scale its operations in Kenya and fill a gap left by Kaymu which shut shop a few weeks ago.
Speaking to TechMoran, Isaac Hunja, Sky.Garden‘s Marketing Director said, “The $100,000 helps us focus on getting our product ready to scale into new territories and grow our team with the right people to do that. Along with the $100,000 start-up capital, they have invited us for a unique and tailored three-month programme and curriculum that will help scale our innovations by mentoring, training and providing us with valuable support.”
Sky.Garden is among the 12 exponential technology start-ups join Katapult Accelerator to solve global challenges. The 12 were selected after the accelerator reviewed 1,000 impact-focused start-ups from all over the world from a variety of fields and backgrounds but solving grand challenges of the world.
“These start-ups are helping us see how we can use exponential technologies like artificial intelligence to improve the state of the world, the environment, education, health or other fields. We selected the start-ups based on their novel approach to using exponential technologies and for their potential to become successful businesses,” says Anders H. Lier, Chairman and co-founder of Katapult Accelerator.
Katapult will help scale their innovations by mentoring, training and providing them with valuable support. Katapult Accelerator also provides a network of additional investors that can boost the start-ups in their next phase of development, including a partnership with the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) in New York City. Each start-up will also receive USD 100,000 as start-up capital.
Click here to read more about Sky.Garden and here about the other selected startups.