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Our online platform uses mobile technology to let African migrants inexpensively prepay for food and services for relatives at home.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Paris, IDF, France
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded September 2010
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

Wontanara is an online platform allowing African migrants to prepay for food, education, and medicines for their relatives back in their home country. The transaction is secured by mobile technology at the point of delivery/pick-up. By avoiding traditional high cost channels for remittances, Wontanara allows a maximum of social value to reach the recipient - and harnesses the power of the diaspora to promote food security in Africa.


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    Aboubacar Kourouma
    Founder and Managing Director

    Founder and Managing Director, Kourouma is a sustainable development specialist with more than 10 years of experience in major projects management in Guinea, including USAID funded projects. He has a deep understanding of and a strong professional network in the Guinean food distribution market. Kourouma holds an MSc in statistical engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d'Economie Appliquée in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

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    Alexandre Peisse

    Alexandre Peisse, Business Angel and Co-founder, is a specialist in creation and management of projects involving tech and developing countries. Peisse has more than 5 years of experience in VC/PE investment funds as an analyst in an IT/Internet venture fund, as an associate in emerging markets at Merrill Lynch, and as a senior associate at Stanhope Capital. He Holds a MSc from Ecole des Mines and a MSc in Economics and Management from HEC Paris.


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    Frédéric Brissaud
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    Stéphanie Boulay Salomon - Fidugest