Jise, Nigeria’s first food-only delivery platform has today announced that its food service app is now live. It also announced the successful raise of $100,000 in angel funding from investors in Nigeria and Europe.
Led by 4 co-founders; Marvelous Gbenro as CEO, Tokurah Majid as VP Growth & Operations, Ibukun Olasupo as VP Customer Engagement and Jeremy Osazuwa Agbonze VP Technology, the platform seized the opportunity of the demand for food and groceries delivery services brought by the covid-19 outbreak in around the world.
The food delivery platform is focusing on providing fast and affordable delivery services starting with Lagos. Jise intends to share its logistics platform that will enable restaurants to effectively deliver their meals in the fastest possible time leveraging clusters of independent delivery personnel, while simultaneously enabling growth for restaurants via a connected marketplace (integrated solution).
In the wake of starting its operation officially today, Jise has raised $100,000 angel investment from notable investors including Backroom Capital (Nigeria), Winston Capital (Ireland) and also a few angel investors including Jonny Enagwolor, Co-Founder Treepz Inc.
“At Winston Capital, we are always looking for the best teams to invest in and at Jise, we see it as a great opportunity to invest in a great team. We are delighted to continue to support the start-up ecosystem in Nigeria with our second investment on the continent. The Jise team led by Marvelous is building the Just Eat or Doordash of Nigeria and we are excited to be part of their journey.” Leonard Lynch, an investor at Winston Capital said about Jise.
Jise has gone live by signing up more than 40 restaurant menus on their platform first within the Lekki Phase 1 axis of Lagos. They hope to provide meals within 25 minutes to customers in this axis then gradually expand their community-based model starting with bicycle runners across Lagos in preparation for the holiday season.