Emata is a digital lending platform for farmers

Emata is a Ugandan fintech and licensed microfinance institution. Since its founding in 2020, the company has won several awards (including “Best Newcomer” at the African Startup Awards 2022 and then the Global Startup Awards 2023).

It is an alumnus of prestigious accelerator programs: Silicon Valley-based Plug & Play and Stockholm-based Norrsken.

Emata disrupting the $240bn farmer financing gap in Africa. The company leverages technology and partnerships with agricultural cooperatives to offer farmers affordable, digital financing.

In place of collateral requirements, the company creates AI-powered alternative credit scores based on data points like a farmer’s delivery history.

Emata encourages farmers to grow their farms into businesses and invest in a productive future.

Founding team:
Bram van den Bosch, CEO
Lillian Nassanga Musoke, CPO
Davis Agaba, CTO
Dario Raffaele, CDSO
Timothy Musoke, Board Member & Advisor
Marius Koestler, Advisor

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