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Okra is a company that provides API connectors intended to allow individuals to connect their bank accounts directly to third party applications. The company offers several paid packages for those types of integrations and opens up the code to developers for its five product categories: authorization, balance, transactions, identity, and accounts.
TypePrivate
Founded2019
HQLagos, NG
Websiteokra.ng

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)39(+3%)

Okra Office Locations

Okra has an office in Lagos
Lagos, NG (HQ)
1 Yesuf Abiodun Way, Victoria Island
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Okra Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2019

Okra total Funding

$1 m

Okra latest funding size

$1 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Okra investors

Okra's latest funding round in April 2020 was reported to be $1 m. In total, Okra has raised $1 m
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Okra News and Updates

Accenture invests in Nigerian fintech startup Okra

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has made an investment, through Accenture Ventures, in Nigeria-based fintech company Okra, an open finance data infrastructure startup serving the rapidly expanding African financial services market.

Nigerian fintech Okra raises $3.5M backed by Accenture Ventures and Susa Ventures

The last five years have seen a plethora of fintech applications in Nigeria (and Africa, in general) grow at an astonishing rate. But most of these companies and developers find it difficult to access real-time banking data. This, in turn, creates a bottleneck when onboarding and verifying customers…

The activist behind the Okra Project wants to remind you that Black Trans Lives Matter, too

Violence against the Black trans community isn’t just an LGBTQ+ issue—and activist Ianne Fields Stewart is here to remind you, in case you forgot. Fast Company’s podcast Creative Conversation is doing a special three-part series covering specific issues within the ongoing protests for racial equalit…

Meet The Woman Behind Okra, Africa’s First API Fintech “Super-Connector”

The idea for Okra came from the entrepreneur’s best source of inspiration; solving her own problems. As a software engineer, Fara Ashiru Jituboh had the skills to build it and now with a $1M investment, the resources to take it to scale.

Nigeria’s Okra raises $1M from TLcom connecting bank accounts to apps

The Lagos based API developer created a product that generates revenues from both payment startups and established financial institutions. Okra has raised $1 million in pre-seed funding from TLcom Capital — a $71 million Africa focused VC firm that rarely invests in early-stage companies or fintec…

Okra Blogs

Improving your Digital Identity with Okra

Building a KYC/KYB system in a digital financial business is difficult, considering the increase in fraud and the constant change of regulations.Credibility, consistency, and security are the hallmarks for guaranteeing a sustainable digital identity system. At Okra, we’re committed to ensuring that …

Okra secures in $3.5M Seed Round Led by Susa Ventures

Okra secures $3.5M Seed Round Led by Susa VenturesAccenture Ventures joins Seed Round lead Susa Ventures, to invest in and expand Okra’s data infrastructure across NigeriaOkra, Africa’s Open Finance API is excited to announce its $3.5m Seed raise. The round was led by US-based Susa Ventures, with pa…

Aella (YC W17) Partners with Okra to Boost Digital Consumer Lending

Digitally transforming the lending process!Lending is becoming increasingly important, especially in this part of the world. Consumer behaviour is changing, and consumers are expecting digital experiences even within their financial activities. Since we live in a technology-powered world, it makes s…

Okra Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Okra founded?

    Okra was founded in 2019.

  • How many employees does Okra have?

    Okra has 39 employees.

  • Who are Okra competitors?

    Competitors of Okra include Rongyisuan, DigitalPay and ICE Data Derivatives.

  • Where is Okra headquarters?

    Okra headquarters is located at 1 Yesuf Abiodun Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.

  • Where are Okra offices?

    Okra has an office in Lagos.

  • How many offices does Okra have?

    Okra has 1 office.