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Nigeria Startup Ecosystem Overview

Country Rankings
Regional Ranking
1st
0
in Western Africa
Global Ranking
63rd
+
5
worldwide
Population
201
million

top industries
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Health
#33 worldwide
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Ecommerce & Retail
#45 worldwide
Foodtech icon
Foodtech
#45 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconPaystack
startup iconMaliyo Games
startup iconBuyPower

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ecosystem description

The Nigeria Startup Ecosystem is a regional Leader in innovation, ranked at number 63 globally, and shows a positive momentum 5 spots since 2020. Nigeria also ranks at number 1 for startups in Western Africa.

There are 7 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Nigeria and the top ranked city in Nigeria is Lagos at 122 globally. Lagos is followed by Ibadan at 353 and Abuja at 466.

Nigeria is an ideal place to locate for Health, Ecommerce & Retail and Foodtech startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 41 Health startups in Nigeria, 41 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Nigeria and 26 Foodtech startups in Nigeria, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 204 startups in Nigeria, 2 accelerators in Nigeria, 3 coworking spaces in Nigeria, 8 organizations in Nigeria and no leaders in Nigeria.

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Paystack helps accept online and offline payments from anyone, anywhere in the world. Read more
Maliyo Games developed casual online and mobile games based on localised narratives, characters, environment and sound. Our concepts originate by translating simple experiences of everyday Africans into a short narrative which can be illustrated into a visual storyboard. After this, we identify the most suitable technology to progamme these concepts to a finished products that are downloadable on mobile app stores or playable on a web browser We currently have 10 titles on maliyo.com Read more
BuyPower is a utility payment platform in Nigeria. Read more
PiggyVest is a platform that helps individuals and businesses manage their finances effectively. Read more
CreditClan provides technology, data and operations for lenders and borrowers across Africa. Read more
Carbon ignites personal growth through financial innovation Read more
Instantcoins.ng is an automated cryptocurrencies trading platform in Nigeria. Read more
Cowrywise is a FinTech company that democratizes access to premium financial services by making these services available to the mass market. Read more
Boomplay Music is a leading music streaming and download service in Africa. Read more
Reliance HMO is a technology driven health insurance company. Read more
Printivo provides efficient printing expertise, wide range of design templates and the reach of the internet. Read more
Edusko connects African parents and students with good and affordable schools in Africa, Europe and America. Read more
Drinks.ng is a technology based company transforming the way beverages are shopped, sold and shipped online in Nigeria Read more
TeamApt is a financial technology company focused developing Digital Banking, Business Solutions and Payments Infrastructure. Read more
At Riby we provide solutions that manages Collaborative and Community-based access to finance, peer-to-peer lending and saving groups. Read more
Enabling access to customers data in Africa. Read more
AI powered online market place for credit scoring and matching lenders with borrowers in real-time Read more
Termii is a social / business networking service Founded by Gbolade Emmanuel and Co-founded by Kevin Okoli, it offers platforms for both social and business interaction, evaluation and networking. The service offers social and business applications that promote social discovery for individuals, entrepreneurs, students and companies alongside Organizations. Read more
Nigeria's premium online travel agency providing flights to over 900 destinations and 300,000 hotels on their website Read more
VerifyMe Nigeria is an ID verification and KYC technology company. Read more
Thrive Agric crowdsources investments in agriculture to help engage farmers with quality inputs, agricultural expertise, process automation, and machinery, with the promise of decent returns for farmers and investors. Read more
GigaLayer sells domain names, shared hosting, virtual servers and dedicated hosting in Nigeria. Brings the level of world-class web hosting to Africa, focused on innovation and lean startup methodology. GigaLayer already has over 300 paying customers. Read more
Stutern connects talents with jobs from Campus Ambassadors to one-off gigs to Software Engineering Read more
PalmPay is a simple and secure payment app that give rewards. Read more
Prepclass is an academic solutions provider offering a customized learning program for each and every student. Read more
SkillPatron is a community of talent (African-based) available to work for you remotely, online or in-person at the click of a button. Use any device, at any time of the day, and a dedicated Project Manager will tackle anything on your to-do list! We operate by providing dedicated, project managers to execute tasks for busy professionals & businesses. This relationship-based model allows each of our clients to build lasting connections with their dedicated project managers. Although the SkillPatron work platform operates as a layer on top of crowd labour marketplaces like Upwork.com, Fiverr, TaskRabbit or Freelancer.com; it is the first African outsourcing platform built around a network of expert project managers who reduce the risk and cost for SMEs. Read more
uLesson mobile offering rests on three pillars: academics,media & technology and curriculum content is delivered via streaming and SD cards. Read more
TERAWORK provides businesses and entrepreneurs on-demand access to hire competent and proven freelancers, independent professionals and agencies offering quality services on-demand to grow their businesses. Scale your workforce dynamically as business needs change. Read more
Enjoy chat and local file transfers. Without Internet. Without cables. Here at FeePerfect, we believe the greatest files are shared within. We've designed Feem to be the best new way to painlessly share your awesome pictures, videos, and documents with others around you. Feem uses WiFi and a little bit of magic to provide the easiest way for you to share your files between your iPhone, Android, Windows, iPad, Mac or Linux devices. You can kiss your USB sticks goodbye. They won't work between your mobile devices anyway :) Read more
eHealth Africa develops people-centric and data-driven, technological solutions to improve health delivery systems for vulnerable communities Read more
ogaVenue is an online marketplace that helps its users find, check availability, and book event venues. Read more
Eden Life is a tech-enabled service that puts your home's chores on autopilot. Read more
OnePipe builds and maintains APIs that enable banks to partner with modern digital services and fintech. Read more
Kobo360 connects cargo owners to truck and drivers through an all-in-one platform. Read more
LifeBank is dedicated to saving human lives by speeding up blood donations and deliveries to hospitals. They help facilitate the transmission of blood from labs across the country to patients and doctors. Read more
Nigeria's first peer to peer lending platform Read more
Credpal is a tech company that allows consumers buy anything across various online and offline merchants and pay for it in installments Read more
Modern Background Checks for Africa Read more
Devcenter helps to build world class software using technology and talent tapped from software developers and designers across Africa. Read more
VacantBoards is an online outdoor advertising marketplace. Read more
EZFarming is a marketplace that helps farmers finance their business and sell their products. Read more
ACE, an African enterprise, engages in delivering logistics solutions to both businesses and consumers. Read more
Personalized learning platform for K-12 Read more
Suregifts is the first coordinated effort to introduce gift cards in Nigeria. The focus is on ease of redemption and simplicity. With Suregifts gift-givers don't have to struggle to figure out the most ideal gift; neither do they have to go through the hassle of picking it up, wrapping and delivery. It’s all in a click of a button. Recipients get to free their storage rooms of un-preferred gifts, and Suregifts helps retailers and partners create a new revenue channel and acquire new customers. Merchants can drive customer acquisition, increase shopper interaction and drive social engagement. Read more
A loan and financial product marketplace that allows African consumers to find, compare, and apply for loan offers from select lenders. Read more
Farmcrowdy is a platform that helps small farmers to increase food production in Nigeria. Users who download the mobile app can sponsor farms, follow and receive updates on farms, and learn about the agriculture space in Nigeria. Read more
Comic Republic Global Network is a Nigerian comic character franchise. Read more
Original Cosmetics is Nigeria’s foremost online eCommerce and product recommendation platform for authentic makeup and cosmetics products in Nigeria. We provide the avenue for Nigerians and women of colour to discover and buy Authentic Makeup, Cosmetics & Beauty Products from their favourite brands with confidence. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Nigeria Ranked by StartupBlink

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4.693
1.26
2.03
1.41
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0.688
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0.40
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0.419
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0.24
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0.135
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0.076
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