Cairo-based Fintech Startup MoneyFellows Raises US $4M in Series-A

Egyptian fintech startup MoneyFellows has raised US $4 million in a Series-A investment round from venture capital (VC) firms Partech and Sawari Ventures.

What is MoneyFellows?

MoneyFellows helps users manage money circles by digitizing the informal traditional rotating savings and credit association model.

The platform’s features include salary automated deductions, fixed payout dates as well as a smart scoring system

The startup claims it has over 150,000 active users that are verified by a user assessment algorithm.

It said the investment will be used to expand the company’s operations further across Egypt as well as into the continent. The company also plans to launch a slew of new products in the coming months.

Wadi said Partech’s support from the investor’s African fund will help the startup to expand into other countries in the continent with “hands-on global expertise”.

Sawari Ventures managing partner Hany Al Sonbaty said in the same statement that in enabling people to save beyond their immediate circles, the startup is helping larger numbers of people as they become more financially aware.

The latest round follows a US $1 million round that the startup raised from 500 Startups, Dubai Angel Investors, and Phoenician Funds along with other undisclosed individual investors participated in the round.