YV Startup Program: The Free KYC Support Program For African Startups


The YV startup program is Youverify's support program for startups across Africa. Because we understand what it means to build and scale, and how economic hardships can influence bad compliance practices, we're launching this project to support qualified startups for a period of time. 


As an identity verification company, helping African banks and startups automate Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti Money Laundering (AML) and other compliance procedures, is what we do, and today, we’re announcing “The YV startup program” to help African startups looking to grow and upscale their business as a way to give back to the economy.


The YV startup program is a six-month support program aimed at helping high-growth startups from across Africa leverage our superior technology at Youverify to build and scale at no cost.


Selected startups will get up to $2,000 worth of YVOS credits in support, this credit will allow them access to super-fast technology, with which they can perform KYC, Anti-money laundering, Address verifications and other customer due diligence processes. 


Other benefits of getting into the program include access to mentorship opportunities, spotlighting and network opportunities, special interviews and features, community-based growth sessions, and many more. 


Application into the program is on a rolling basis, and only startups who meet the requirement will be selected for the program. To learn more, visit www.startup.youverify.co 


Speaking on the inspiration behind the program, Hakeem O. Akiode, our Head of Growth and Marketing said:


“Customer due diligence and compliance is a huge process and can sometimes be overwhelming for smaller startups. This has made lots of startups, especially in the financial services sector, undermine the KYC and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) process. As a way to lessen their burdens and support them on the journey to scale, we created this program to give support to every willing startup in Africa.” 


This is in line with our vision of an Africa, where every African and African business can build economic relationships. We hope this program and support credits will be a major step in achieving this goal, empowering other businesses to do their due diligence and fostering economic trust. 


Interested startups can apply for the YV startup program via this link:  www.startup.youverify.co