A Nigerian start up, Judy is using Artificial Intelligence( AI) to empower lawyers in Africa, among seven companies to receivev $700,000 to boost their opperations.
The money is coming from the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), tech incubator with office in Lagos and Ghana. The startups range from a fintech platforms for small business, an on-demand storage marketplace, a cargo booking platform and a technical recruitment service for programmers.
MEST Managing Director, Aaron Fu listed the other start ups to include Nvoicia, which will use machine learning to unlock liquidity for SMEs via accessible and consistently assessed invoice discounting, Jumeni a Ghana waste management company, Truckr which has launched a platform to boost land freight ecosystem in Africa and CodeIn that has provided an end-to-end testing and hiring platform, for freelance software developers in Africa and ShareHouse, in Kenya, supporting digitalization of warehouses business for SMEs to take advantage.
The other is Bace that has developed identity verification technology. Its 2018 cohort – 17 startups from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and Zimbabwe, have recently graduated from its year-long training programme and the seven startups will each receive $100,000 from MEST.