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    Nigeria’s BFREE Secures $2.95 Million Funding to Transform Risk Management in African Credit Markets

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    In a significant development for the financial technology sector, BFREE, the ethical credit manager platform, announced the successful completion of its latest funding round, raising a substantial USD 2.95 million. The round was led by Capria Ventures and saw participation from prominent investors including Angaza Capital, GreenHouse Capital, Launch Africa, Modus Africa, Axian CVC, and several angel investors.

    BFREE, founded in 2020 by Julian Flosbach, Chukwudi Enyi, and Moses Nmor, has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the credit collection landscape in emerging markets across Africa. The company employs advanced AI technology to empower consumers in managing their debts responsibly while providing lenders with effective, customer-centric solutions.

    The capital infusion from this latest funding round is expected to propel BFREE into a new phase of growth, allowing the company to enhance its risk management solutions specifically tailored for banks and lenders. Originally focused on credit collection automation software, BFREE has expanded its scope, utilizing extensive datasets on non-performing loan portfolios to expertly evaluate and structure portfolio acquisitions in collaboration with third-party investors.

    These investors, including alternative asset managers and hedge funds, are keen on capitalizing on emerging markets’ credit portfolios as a promising new asset class. BFREE’s innovative approach stands out as it leverages AI technology to navigate the complexities of the financial landscape, providing valuable insights for distressed borrowers while contributing to financial market stability across the continent.

    Julian Flosbach, CEO of BFREE, emphasized the company’s commitment to addressing the challenges of risk management in African economies. He stated, “At BFREE, we are focused on developing solutions that help distressed borrowers get back on their feet while empowering lenders. With the support of our investors, we are poised to make significant strides in transforming risk management for lenders in Africa.”

    This recent funding round follows BFREE’s successful completion of its Pre-Series A round in 2022, where the company raised USD 2.5 million. Since its inception in 2020, BFREE has experienced remarkable growth, serving an impressive 4.5 million borrowers across Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. The company’s strategic partnerships with major commercial banks underscore its pivotal role in regional client development, solidifying its position as a key player in the African credit market.

    As BFREE continues to push the boundaries of innovation in ethical credit management, the infusion of funds from this latest round is expected to fuel further advancements in AI-driven solutions, ultimately reshaping the landscape of risk management for lenders across the African continent.

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