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XL Africa Entrepreneurs
Snapplify is a media and technology company specializing in the retail and distribution of digital content (including prescribed eTextbooks, videos, audiobooks and apps from over 270 partnered publishers) to educational institutions and individual users. Snapplify for Education – the company’s suite of eLearning products & services – is being used in over 500 schools across Africa. Snapplify has won several industry awards and were listed by the London Stock Exchange as one of the Companies to Inspire Africa in 2017 in a recent report. They have established partnerships with 270 publishers globally including players in the education space: Pearson, Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, Cengage and Elsevier, as well as global power-house publishers in the trade fiction market; Penguin Random House and Bloomsbury.
A joint venture tender for the largest digital roll out in South African schools has seen Snapplify’s technology being used in all government schools in South Africa's Gauteng province (the most populated of the 9 provinces). A new partnership with an African-based telecommunications company will help expand to 8 territories across Africa in the next months. To date, Snapplify have raised $1.2m including investments from AngelHub Ventures and a UK based angel investor.