Ghana's Fintech Company - Dash Raises Over $32 Million In Seed

Ghana's Fintech Company - Dash Raises Over $32 Million In Seed

Ghana-based fintech Dash has announced that it has raised $32.8 million in an oversubscribed seed round.

Dash?s seed round, led by New York-based private equity and venture capital fundInsight Partners, is one of the largest of its kind in Africa; only PalmPay's $40 million tops it at the moment. The round, which comes after a $500,000 pre-seed, continues a list of fintech deals amid a wave of innovation rippling through the sector, which accounted for up to 60% of Africa?s total VC funding last year.

This deal is also noteworthy because it takes attention from Nigeria, Africa?s hottest fintech ecosystem, to neighboring Ghana, where venture capital raised by its startups reached a meager $167 million last year.

Other investors in the round include Global Founders Capital and 4DX Ventures. They participated alongside ASK Capital, Techstars, Guillaume Pousaz's Zinal Growth Partners, Jitendra Gupta of Jupiter Money, Amrish Rau of Pine Labs, the founders of Moss, executives from ProcessOut and the founders of PennyLane.

The funding will help the Techstars-backed company expand to new markets such as Tanzania and South Africa, get the licenses needed to operate there, build out its team, invest in technology and launch new features.

Founder and CEO Prince Boakye Boampong started the company in 2019. Before Dash, Boampong was the co-founder of OMG Digital, a YC-backed Ghanaian media startup he started alongside Jesse Ghansah - the current CEO of Float- in 2016.

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