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Startup Grind lists Pickmeup among startups to watch globally in 2021

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Pickmeup Technologies Inc, the company behind one of Nigeria’s leading providers of ride-hailing services, has been named among the “top startups to watch globally in 2021” by Startup Grind.

The list by Startup Grind, a global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs, features startups from several countries across the world and in a number of sectors ranging from SaaS, AI, fintech, clean energy, travel, entertainment to telecommunications, among others.

Europe and the United States dominated the 15-startup list with just one from Asia – Hong Kong, while Pickmeup is the only company from Africa shortlisted by Startup Grind.

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“Pickmeup is merging everyday personal needs into an easy-to-use digital platform for under-developed emerging markets, starting with mobility,” the Startup Grind Team wrote.

“The startup has been developed to combat the current ride-hailing challenges faced by urban & rural users. Designed with a simplistic UI for users with multi-language support, it is an all-rounded dependable platform for customers and drivers.”

Selected companies will join this year’s Startup Grind Summit during the Global Conferenc, which is scheduled to hold on Monday, February 22, 2021. The summit is a private bootcamp-style event designed exclusively for Startup Grind members and is inclusive of intimate roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops, and investor-led keynotes.

The event will conclude with Demo Day, giving Pickemup and other companies the opportunity to pitch potential investors present – including Y Combinator, DCM, Union Square Ventures, Antler, Maven, Initialized – as well as leaders from innovative teams at Oracle, Toptal, Fiverr, Productboard, GitLab, and more.

“We are super excited to have our hard work recognised by Startup Grind. We look forward to connecting with great startups and leaders from innovative teams,” Pickmeup Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Michael Okaredje said.

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