In May 2022, Bridegecard raised a $440, 000 pre-seed funding round to expand its user base and build out its platform.
Co-founded by Owumi Festus and Tunde Adewole, BridgeCard merges a user’s cards, bank accounts, crypto, and fintech wallets into one app, allowing them to perform online transactions, pay bills, and withdraw from any linked account.
In addition, the startup provides a physical card that permits withdrawals from any Nigerian or international bank account, as well as a dollar card with a $10, 000 monthly spending limit.
Y-Combinator is an American technology startup accelerator launched in March 2005. It has been used to launch more than 3,000 companies, including the following from Africa:
Twice a year, Y-Combinator invests $500, 000 per company in selected startups before a 3-month program to get them into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in a Demo Day when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.