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umba is a company that develops a platform allowing users to apply, receive, and repay microloans via their mobile phone. It leverages machine learning to optimize risk exposures in emerging markets. The company aims to promote the accessibility of financial services to the underbanked.

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2021)29(-9%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at umba

Tiernan Kennedy

Tiernan Kennedy

Barry O'Mahony

Barry O'Mahony

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umba Financials and Metrics

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umba total Funding

$2 m

umba latest funding size

$2 m

Time since last funding

4 months ago

umba investors

umba's latest funding round in December 2020 was reported to be $2 m. In total, umba has raised $2 m
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Umba, a digital bank for emerging markets, raises $2M Seed funding to expand across Africa

Umba, a digital bank for emerging markets and aiming first at Africa, has secured a $2 million seed funding round from new investors including Lachy Groom, ex-Head of Issuing at Stripe; Ludlow Ventures; Frontline Ventures and Act Venture. Currently operating in Kenya and Nigeria, Umba offers a digit…

umba Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was umba founded?

    umba was founded in 2012.

  • Who are umba key executives?

    umba's key executives are Tiernan Kennedy and Barry O'Mahony.

  • How many employees does umba have?

    umba has 29 employees.

  • Who are umba competitors?

    Competitors of umba include PayPay, Transfast and BKash.