Lagos based audio book startup secures seed funding

Talking Bookz received an initial, undisclosed seed funding from Nicolas Waern, a Swedish Angel who now serves as the CTO of Talking Bookz.

Founders of Talking Bookz, Kolapo Ogungbile and Aransiola  Damilola

Talking Bookz is the first major publisher and online retailer of audio books in Nigeria. It is a Lagos based startup co-founded by Kolapo Ogungbile and Aransiola  Damilola.

It provides access to unique African content and 3000+ international bestsellers. Users of the service can purchase and download audiobooks straight onto their devices.

According to a report by Venture Capital for Africa, Talking Bookz received an initial, undisclosed seed funding from Nicolas Waern, a Swedish Angel who now serves as the CTO of Talking Bookz. CEO of the Rocket Internet backed hotel-booking portal Jovago in Nigeria, Marek Zmyslowski has also made a second undisclosed seed investment in Talking Bookz. The serial entrepreneur also brings in his extensive experience of over 8 years in the cyber market place. He will contribute strategic enterprise blueprints to help the company grow its revenue base.

Talking  Bookz was recently selected as part of the 30 African Startups that will pitch at DEMO Africa 2015 in Lagos and also selected as one of the most promising startups in Africa by the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

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