(Right Joel, CTO, Hilda CEO at the centre and to the left Elvis the Lead Data Scientist at Pezesha)

 

Pezesha is delighted to be part of the first ever Google Launchpad Africa, in Lagos, Nigeria. Over the next three years the Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme will provide African startups with over $3-million in equity-free support, working space, and access to expert advisers from Google, Silicon Valley, and Africa.

Pezesha is a leading Peer to Peer marketplace in East Africa that connects qualityunderserved borrowers with lenders seeking a purposeful way to earn returns. We achieve this by first giving borrowers financial education and credit scores through our credit scoring platform- Patascore, where we educate borrowers to borrow responsibly by understanding their spending patterns and behaviour through conventional and unconventional data analytics. Then we connect and match eligible borrowers funneled from patascore, with lenders on our Pezesha marketplace.

For us as Pezesha, this has come at the right time when we are scaling up our business, data science capacity and tech infrastructure. We are also looking forward to learn and strategically collaborate with the other 11 entrepreneurs across Africa participating in the program.