Gebeya Raises Pre-Series A Funding Round  

by Kay Aloha Villamor in January 13th, 2023

Gebeya, an Ethiopia-based SaaS-enabled, pan-African talent marketplace, has announced an undisclosed pre-Series A funding round from Inclusion Japan (ICJ), a Japanese VC firm, to drive its ongoing expansion.

The funds will be used to evolve from being a simple two-sided tech talent marketplace into being a provisioner of marketplaces under a “Marketplace-as-a-Service” model. 

“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with ICJ and are confident that this investment will help us to take our company to new heights. We are excited to see what the future holds and are committed to delivering the best possible products and services to our customers,” said Amadou Daffe, Gebeya’s CEO and co-founder.

Gebeya connects startups, SMEs, and multinational corporations with vetted, skilled talent and professional services in more than 30 countries across Africa. 

Company: Gebeya Inc.

Raised: Undisclosed

Round: pre-Series A

Funding Month: January 2023

Lead Investors: Inclusion Japan

Additional Investors:

Company Website:

Software Category: Freelance Platform

About the Company: Gebeya is a pan-African online freelance talent marketplace that aims to become an active contributor to Africa’s digital transformation and build a booming Africa by leveraging continental and global job opportunities for African talent. Gebeya provides easy and seamless access to the best talents through a digital platform accessible globally and enables superior execution and effective delivery through team augmentation and remote working. Gebeya uses breakthrough technology to curate the best talents for its clients to yield the best outcome. Its mission is to be a trusted marketplace for customers and talent. Gebeya is headquartered in Addis Ababa, with offices in Kenya and Senegal.


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