Cross-border payments platform, Chipper Cash, has announced the closure of a $13.8 million Series A funding that was co-led by Deciens Capital and Raptor Group, with support from 500 Startups and Liquid 2 Ventures. Accordingly, the amount will be used to expand operations and hire 30 more staff in San Francisco, Lagos, London, Nairobi and New York.
Two years and $22 million in total capital raised
Chipper Cash was founded by Ugandan Ham Serunjogi and Ghanaian Maijid Moujaled. The company offers free P2P mobile money services, which is unlike other existing mobile money providers. The platform also aggregates several mobile money wallets and bank accounts onto its platform allowing customers to enjoy its super wallet status.
The startup also runs Chipper Checkout: a merchant-focused, fee-based mobile payment product that generates the revenue to support Chipper Cash’s free mobile-money business.
In May 2019, the startup collected a $2.4 million (about Shs9 billion) in a seed round still led by Deciens Capital. The investment also attracted Joe Montana, a legendary American footballer’s firm called Liquid 2 Ventures and 500 Startups, to be part of the round.
In June 2019, Catalyst Fund, which invests in early-stage ventures working in the financial inclusion sector in emerging markets as well invested $50,000 in Chipper Cash.
In December 2019, Chipper Cash raised $6 million in seed funding led by Deciens Capital and Raptor Group.