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Startup develops data-free Internet access platform

By Guardian Nigeria
23 March 2022   |   2:33 am
Simplifyd Systems Inc., a YCombinator-backed Nigerian startup with focus on becoming the platform of choice for data-free access to the Internet across Africa, has taken a huge leap.

Simplifyd Systems Inc., a YCombinator-backed Nigerian startup with focus on becoming the platform of choice for data-free access to the Internet across Africa, has taken a huge leap.
  
The company announced the launch of ZeroData, a toll-free Internet application platform, to solve the challenges associated with accessing affordable data amidst the staggering rate of data consumption, especially amongst mobile and web app users in emerging markets across Africa. Tomi Amao, Mayowa Amao, Sam Keiru and Abiola Fajimi founded the company in 2020.
   


Today, the company has raised over $500,000 in pre-seed funding from YCombinator and Future Africa.
   
Co-founder and CEO of Simplifyd, Tomi Amao, said ZeroData, was created out of a strong desire to solve Africa’s worrying data affordability challenge, alongside the drive to support greater digital inclusion across the continent.
 
“ZeroData is designed to cater to both users with active data plans and those with none.  For users with an active data plan, their data plan isn’t consumed when they make use of the application. Our app also enables users with no active data plans to enjoy uninterrupted access to the Internet apps listed on the platform.”