Nigerian startup Messenger, initially a traditional logistics business, has transformed into a tech-driven solution offering asset financing and credits to support gig workers and logistics operators in the local delivery ecosystem. Founded in 2018, Messenger identified a gap in financing for last-mile players, particularly in the face of the continent's growing e-commerce and trade landscape. The company, having already financed 150 motorcycles and amassed over 4,000 users on its delivery platform, distinguishes itself through its deep understanding of the sector and plans for immediate expansion across Francophone Africa. With funding from The Baobab Network and Nama Ventures, Messenger is making waves in the logistics and finance intersection, earning close to US$1 million since its launch.
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