Bumpa Has Grand Plans Post-Funding
The Nigerian startup helps merchants move their business online without the need for programming skills.
Bumpa, says it plans international growth after seeing impressive early uptake and banking pre-seed funding.
The platform allows them to set up an e-commerce store using their smartphone, accept online and offline payments, manage inventory, handle bookkeeping, fulfill orders, track sales, request dispatch riders, and engage customers.
Adetunji Opayele, Bumpa Co-founder said: “Bumpa is a complete business suite for SMEs. We like to think of Bumpa as the Shopify for Africa, built by Africans who have context on issues that affect African retailers. The African market has a gap for non-technical e-commerce solutions, which is what Bumpa has created. The product has all the tools merchants need to manage and grow their businesses online with ease.”
The US$200,000 in pre-seed funding came from Greencap Equity, HOAQ Club, Whogohost Venture Arm, Rizq Investment Group, Microtraction, DFS Labs, Aidi Ventures, Prosper Otemuyiwa, Oo Nwoye, Perfect Makanju and a few other angels. Bumpa wants to reach 200,000 merchants within the next year, and will also be expanding its team and rolling out new features to improve support for merchants.
Bumpa recently announced that it has closed a US$200,000 pre-seed funding round to help it reach more merchants and add more features.