Ekaya.co in HumanIPO

The 88mph accelerator programme in Cape Town held its Investor Day on the 16th April, with seven startups pitching to potential investors to secure follow-on funding.

HumanIPO reported yesterday the startups that would be pitching were appointments service diarize.me, event dating app Catch, pet food delivery service Pet Heaven, property rental marketplace Ekaya, big data and mobile commerce service Graphflow, insurance premium receipting and allocation firm Byte Money, and premium ad network 8Bit.

“I can’t believe we’re ten weeks in. It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride building a product from the ground up in this time to present it tonight. It has been an extreme schedule but really, really rewarding,” Ekaya chief executive officer (CEO) Justin R Melville told HumanIPO at the event.

“It’s a strange combination between excitement and fear,” he said ahead of his pitch.