Nigerian Auto-Tech Startup Fixit45 Raises $1.9 Million Pre-Series Funding For Expansion
Nigerian auto-tech startup Fixit45 has raised $1.9 million in a pre-seed funding round for expansion.
The round was supported by several notable investors, including Launch Africa Ventures, Soumobroto Ganguly, and David DeLucia, along with several angel investors.
Fixit45 is a mobile app that provides on-demand car maintenance and repair services.
The app allows users to schedule appointments with verified mechanics who come to their location to perform the necessary services.
Fixit45 also offers various other services, such as car wash, roadside assistance, and spare parts delivery.
The company was founded in 2022 by three entrepreneurs: CEO Olumide Soyombo, COO Tolulope Olanrewaju, and CTO Samuel Olatunji.
Soyombo is a former engineer at Google and Microsoft, while Olanrewaju and Olatunji have both worked in the Nigerian auto industry.
The pre-seed funding round will be used to expand Fixit45’s operations in Nigeria and other African markets.
The company also plans to use the funds to develop new products and services, such as a subscription-based car maintenance service.
The investment in Fixit45 is a sign of the growing interest in the African auto-tech sector.
In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of startups developing innovative solutions to address the challenges of car ownership in Africa.
According to a report by Disrupt Africa, the African auto-tech sector is expected to reach $5 billion by 2025.
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