Nigeria: Paga raises USD 13 million in Series B funding round

Wednesday 7 October 2015 13:58 CET | News

Nigeria-based mobile payments company Paga has completed a USD 13 million Series B financing.

The funding was led by Adlevo Capital alongside Omidyar Network, Goodwell West Africa, Acumen Fund, and Capricorn Investment Group.

Founded in 2009, the company`s services include the ability to send money to any phone number for the beneficiary to redeem at any Paga agent across Nigeria, or at any ATM via a cardless withdrawal, but also the possibility to deposit money to bank accounts in Nigeria, pay bills, or top-up mobile phone airtime.

The investors’ claim that the company experienced exponential growth and that now it processes 17 million transactions worth over USD 1 billion compared to the 270,000 transactions with the value of USD 15 million in 2012.

Paga provides its services across Nigeria through its network, a mobile application (Paga for Android), and its online payment gateway. According to the source, there are 3,600 SME clients and 3.4 million users of Paga for payments recorded to date.

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Keywords: Nigeria, Paga, funding round, mobile payments, payments
Categories: Payments & Commerce | Mobile Payments
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