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XL Africa Entrepreneurs
Asoko Insight is an enterprise mapping service, which is integrated with business news aggregation, with focus exclusively on sub-Saharan Africa. AsokoProfile enables users to research both basic and in-depth company information (currently available in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal and Ivory Coast). AsokoNews provides business news aggregation from 15 local news providers and then integrates this news with corresponding company profiles. All data is locally collected. Since August 2016, Asoko have signed on 75 subscribers including Emerging Capital Partners, Temasek, Ecobank, McKinsey, Deloitte, Uber and others which are generating sales revenue. Asoko has also signed on more than 1,600 registered users. Additionally, data has been collected on 17,000+ African corporates, 25,000+ executives, 3000+ clients/suppliers and 300+ Africa focused investors since January 2015, with 50+ data-partnerships signed with African private sector associations, corporate registries, national chambers of commerce, credit reference bureaux and business media. Asoko Insight, has completed a Sh137m ($1.35 million) seed fundraising round, led by North Base Media (NBM) and CRE Venture Capital. NBM and CRE join a group of prominent angel investors as shareholders, including Emergo Partners and J.E. Berman Associates