Piggybank.ng secures $1.1mn seed funding
01 June 2018 | 11:05 am
Online and mobile app savings platform, Piggybank.ng recently announced that it has closed on seed funding of $1.1 million dollars from international and Pan-African investors. Somto Ifezue, Co-founder, and CEO of Piggybank.ng joins CNBC Africa to discuss this. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/
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