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OMG Digital, the 'BuzzFeed of Africa,' raises a seed round of $1.1MOMG Digital, the Ghana-based media startup dubbed the "BuzzFeed of Africa," announced today that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding. Its main site, OMG Voice, already has versions for Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya, and the new capital will be used to expand into more countries.
OMG Digital is basically BuzzFeed for AfricaOMG Digital, a West Africa-based startup founded by Prince Boakye Boampong and Jesse Arhin Ghansah, is on a mission to bring relatable content to African millennials. The two are currently participating in Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator, with the hopes of becoming the BuzzFeed for Africa, or, a media site known for highly shareable content.
TechCrunchMegan Rose Dickey
'Buzzfeed Of Africa' OMG Digital Attracts International Investors With $1.1M Seed FundraiseWhilst many ask where the future of global publishing is headed, it seems that a team of young Ghanaians are providing some of the answers, notably for Africa, thanks to their local digital platforms aimed squarely at millennials under the brand.
Expanding post-Y Combinator, OMGDigital wants to win the African millennial media marketAs a college student focused on biotechnology in Ghana, Jesse Arhin Ghansah didn't predict that he would become the CEO of a pan-African media startup that just raised $1.1 million in seed funding. He just wanted to read entertaining things online that he could relate to.
Nieman LabChristine Schmidt