Ghanaian talent startup Remoteli raises $315k from footballer Frimpong
- Remoteli, a Ghana-based tech talent startup, secures £250,000 in pre-seed funding for expansion across Africa and operational scale.
- The funding round is led by Jeremie Frimpong, a Ghanaian-Dutch professional footballer, showcasing the trend of football stars investing in tech startups.
- In 2023, French footballers Aurelien Tchouameni, Jules Kounde, and Mike Maignan participated in a $3 million funding round for StarNews Mobile, an African mobile video network.
Remoteli, a Ghana-based tech talent startup facilitating connections between African tech professionals and remote work opportunities, has secured £250,000 (around $314,824) in pre-seed funding. The investment aims to fuel the company's expansion efforts across Africa and enhance its operational scale.
The funding round was spearheaded by Jeremie Frimpong, a Ghanaian-Dutch professional footballer renowned for his role as a right wing-back at Bundesliga club Bayern Leverkusen. Frimpong's investment reflects a growing trend of football stars venturing into the tech startup scene.
In a similar vein, in 2023, French footballers Aurelien Tchouameni, Jules Kounde, and Mike Maignan participated in a $3 million funding round for StarNews Mobile, an African mobile video network.
Prominent figures in the world of sports and music are deploying some of their substantial fortunes to support startup ventures. This trend is proving instrumental in bolstering a burgeoning tech ecosystem that is in dire need of increased local capital, particularly crucial for fledgling startups in need of assistance. But it's not just the financial contribution that celebrities—from tennis star Serena Williams to Afrobeats icon Davido—offer to local startups. They also bring their extensive networks and fan bases to the table with their widespread recognition helping shine a spotlight on promising startups.