African education and crowdsourcing platform, Sayna, partner of I&P and Miarakap
Miarakap, an impact investment company dedicated to financing and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises with high potential in Madagascar, and I&P Acceleration Technologies, a program dedicated to African digital startups led by Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), s ‘associate with Sayna, the first African platform for Edtech & crowdsourcing.
The I&P Acceleration Technologies program, launched at the end of 2019, has already funded and supported five African digital startups, in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Madagascar. With Sayna, a Madagascan startup committed to African youth and focused on vocational training and the integration of young people into the labor market, the program now adds the sixth company to its portfolio.
Launched in 2018, Sayna aims to take up a double challenge; provide quality training in the digital sector in Africa, still too rare on the continent and offer professional opportunities to young people by making the link between the growing demand from companies on digital issues and the supply of digital talents in Africa ( Front-end Developer, Back-end Developer, Tester, etc.).
Miarakap and I&P Acceleration Technologies will provide Sayna financial, technical and organizational support amplify its impact and develop the two pillars of its strategy: the online training platform and the “microtasking” platform.
The company has two main objectives by 2024; enable 8,000 people in Africa to enter the digital industry thanks to Sayna’s training programs and employ more than 3,500 people on the micro-task platform by meeting the IT needs of more than 300 SMEs and start-ups up in the French-speaking world
Matina Razafimahefa, co-founder and CEO of Sayna, commented : “As a team, we are very proud of what we have achieved so far. Our successes and failures have allowed us to truly understand our market so that we can now offer a solution capable of truly reinventing access to the job market for junior developers. The best is ahead of us! “
Emmanuel Cotsoyannis, co-founder and CEO of Miarakap, added, “We have monitored Sayna since its inception and recently encouraged Matina in its strategic pivot towards a 100% online product, meeting both the training needs of thousands of potential learners and those of companies looking for outsourcing solutions. efficient and responsible. Funding from I&P Acceleration Technologies is a real opportunity and we hope it will allow Miarakap to provide additional capital funding to expand this project.
the The I&P Acceleration Technologies program, supported by AFD through the Digital Africa initiative, continues to be deployed. The mission of the program is to contribute to the emergence of the first African digital startups in countries where financing solutions are still scarce and to finance a dozen entrepreneurs, by giving them access to appropriate financing and skills.
David Munnich, Executive Director of I&P Acceleration and I&P Development mentionned, “The deployment of the program is progressing well, with six portfolio companies, and we are proud to support companies with high growth and impact potential such as Sayna. The company’s original approach, very adapted to local conditions and needs, and the exceptional technological and digital skills of the project leaders convinced us. ”
About I&P Acceleration Technologies
I&P Acceleration Technologies is deployed by Investisseurs & Partenaires, a pioneering impact investing group entirely dedicated to financing and supporting startups and medium-sized businesses in sub-Saharan Africa. This 2.5 million euros program, supported by the French Development Agency through the Digital Africa initiative, aims to support a dozen digital startups in sub-Saharan Africa, by giving them access to funding and appropriate skills. I&P Acceleration Technologies intends to contribute to the emergence of the first African digital startups in countries where financing solutions are still scarce.
Miarakap is an impact investment company dedicated to financing and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises with high potential in Madagascar. Miarakap provides active and personalized support according to the specific needs of each company: formalization of management, strengthening of the organization, increase in technical and managerial skills, acceleration of commercial development. Beyond financial objectives, Miarakap’s mission is also to support companies that generate positive social, economic and environmental impacts.
Sayna is the first French-speaking African platform for Edtech and crowdsourcing. Their platform allows, thanks to a game-oriented course, to learn computer development from beginner to expert level at a very attractive price. At each validated key level, the student has the possibility of switching to freelance IT micro-professions corresponding to his acquired level. SAYNA’s crowdsourcing platform manages, organizes and splits its clients’ IT projects by putting the right developer in front of the right task, guaranteeing code security and speed of execution thanks to dozens of developers working on the same project.