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Carry1st is the leading publisher of social games and interactive content in Africa. We work with studios across the globe – from Addis Ababa to Sofia to New York City – to level up their games and scale them in dynamic, new markets. To serve our customers in Africa, we’ve built out a proprietary payments and ecommerce experience which gives our users the ability to pay for digital content, even when they don’t have a credit card.

Seed Round: $2.5M

Series A Round: $6M

Funding Round: $20M

Series B Round: $27M

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Overview

Project industryGaming & VR
Product typePlatform
FoundedUnited States

What is Carry1st

Carry1st provides a full-stack publishing solution, handling user acquisition, live operations, community management and monetization for its content. The company enhances monetization in the region through Pay1st, its embedded payments solution and online marketplace for virtual goods, which allows customers across Africa the ability to pay for content in their preferred way.

Our team is as diverse as our partners - hailing from 14 countries and companies like King, Rovio, Wargaming, The Carlyle Group and Morgan Stanley. We’re a passionate, international team that works hard and has a sense of humor. We value originality of thinking, thoughtfulness and courage. Carry1st is a fully remote, distributed company and we are looking for the best people to join us as we rapidly innovate and scale.

Details

Raised: 55,500,000 USD

Legal

Registration country: United States
Registration year: 2018
Office address:
  • 122 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, US
  • Workstation Maryland, Lagos, Laogs 100211, NG
  • 8 Bridgeway, Cape Town, Western Cape 7441, ZA

Project team

Liza Adhiambo
Liza Adhiambo
Growth
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Kendra Archary
Kendra Archary
People
Kendra Archary linkedin
Saurabh Bhagat
Saurabh Bhagat
Engineering
Mohamed Issam Bouchlouch
Mohamed Issam Bouchlouch
Creative
Salil Chatrath
Salil Chatrath
Product
Salil Chatrath linkedin
Adriana Chaves
Adriana Chaves
Growth
Adriana Chaves linkedin
Dominion Eromosele
Dominion Eromosele
Community
Dominion Eromosele linkedin
Moatasem Ebrahim
Moatasem Ebrahim
Engineering
Moatasem Ebrahim linkedin
Hamza Fakkar
Hamza Fakkar
Creative
Hamza Fakkar linkedin
Peace Godswill
Peace Godswill
Customer Success
Natasha Gupta
Natasha Gupta
Growth
Natasha Gupta linkedin
Ahmed Halou
Ahmed Halou
Creative
Ahmed Halou linkedin
Lucy Hoffman
Lucy Hoffman
Co-Founder, COO
Lucy Hoffman linkedin
Matt Hood
Matt Hood
Product
Matt Hood linkedin
Emily Hughes
Emily Hughes
Growth
Emily Hughes linkedin
Hannah Kasaby
Hannah Kasaby
Operations
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Reece Kabaguma
Reece Kabaguma
People
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Olaide Kehinde
Olaide Kehinde
Customer Success
Olaide Kehinde linkedin
Quintus Kleingeld
Quintus Kleingeld
Finance
Fatih Koc
Fatih Koc
Product
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George Payne
George Payne
Business Development
George Payne linkedin
Polina Kochetkova
Polina Kochetkova
Engineering
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Krešimir Kukulj
Krešimir Kukulj
Engineering
Krešimir Kukulj linkedin
Bobby Markov
Bobby Markov
Growth
Bobby Markov linkedin
Abraham van der Merwe
Abraham van der Merwe
Engineering
Nomsa Mlambo
Nomsa Mlambo
Product
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Takunda Mudyiwa
Takunda Mudyiwa
People
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Tinotenda Mundangepfupfu
Tinotenda Mundangepfupfu
Co-Founder, CTO
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Varun Nagendra
Varun Nagendra
Product
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Anagha Nair
Anagha Nair
Product
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Eyal Netanel
Eyal Netanel
Product
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George Ng'ethe
George Ng'ethe
Engineering
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Nadim Nyker
Nadim Nyker
Growth
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Oluwatosin Oke
Oluwatosin Oke
Customer Success
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Maciej Ossowski
Maciej Ossowski
Engineering
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Abhay Pawane
Abhay Pawane
Engineering
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Maxon Pugovsky
Maxon Pugovsky
Product
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Michael Quacinella
Michael Quacinella
Product
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Chris Quaidoo
Chris Quaidoo
BD and Partnerships
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Liam Robinson
Liam Robinson
Product
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Cordel Robbin-Coker
Cordel Robbin-Coker
Co-Founder, CEO
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Ayotola Sonde
Ayotola Sonde
Customer Success
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Dean Steenkamp
Dean Steenkamp
Product
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Tedj Tibourtine
Tedj Tibourtine
Growth
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Levente Simon
Levente Simon
Engineering
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Souhail Wardi
Souhail Wardi
Creative
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Nomonde Gila
Nomonde Gila
Growth
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Morakinyo Adejare
Morakinyo Adejare
Product
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Spencer Ma
Spencer Ma
Growth
Spencer Ma linkedin
Farhan Haq
Farhan Haq
Growth
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Ankita Gupta
Ankita Gupta
Product
Arnoe Viviers de Vries
Arnoe Viviers de Vries
Engineering
Heritage Akande
Heritage Akande
Community
Heritage Akande linkedin
Oluwasaanufunmi Ajayi
Oluwasaanufunmi Ajayi
Community
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José Gomes
José Gomes
Product
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Amine Mahboub
Amine Mahboub
Growth
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Terach Franchi
Terach Franchi
Operations
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Thabo Tshepuwane
Thabo Tshepuwane
Finance
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Dejan Cesarov
Dejan Cesarov
Engineering
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Xavier Pinyol
Xavier Pinyol
Product
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Barry O'Brien
Barry O'Brien
Product
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Zlatko Radojčić
Zlatko Radojčić
Engineering
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Veljko Veselinović
Veljko Veselinović
Engineering
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Robert Whitehead
Robert Whitehead
Growth
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Ivan Kipyegon
Ivan Kipyegon
Engineering
Matthew Hendricks
Matthew Hendricks
Growth
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Nandini Murji
Nandini Murji
Finance
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Mohit Punia
Mohit Punia
Product
Ankur Mishra
Ankur Mishra
Product
Kerstin Edin
Kerstin Edin
Product
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John Gyimah
John Gyimah
Engineering
Jalaj Shukla
Jalaj Shukla
Product

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