Etop Ikpe is the founder and CEO of Autochek, a Nigerian digital platform to coordinate the sales, servicing and vehicle records of the auto market in Africa. Autochek this month raised a $3.4 million pre-seed round co-led by TLcom Capital and 4DX ventures in a bid to digitize Africa’s automotive sector. It plans to use the fund to expand its operations and geographic scope.
Autocheck has over 20,000 unique vehicles as well as more than 12,000 dealers and private sellers. Currently, it operates only in Nigeria and Ghana. It is planning to start operations in Ivory Coast, Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt and Algeria.