Appruve, a Ghanaian startup focused on finance systems has been announced the winner of the 2019 edition of the Hague Institute of Innovation of Law (HiiL) Innovating Justice Challenge West Africa regional final. The event was held in Lagos, Nigeria.
This Ghanaian fintech startup offers a financial data application programming interface (API) that is used by financial services to keep and verify the identities of their customers. The API from Appruve is also used to analyse transaction data from banks and mobile money accounts. It identifies and verifies identities across the African continent using its API.
Chief Product Officer of Inclusive Innovations, Kwame Yeboah, revealed that the team has been able to verify 15,000 identities. Also, they have about 30 service providers who are using APIs from Appruve to verify their customers.
Appruve emerging the winner will be going on an intensive forum, the Justice Entrepreneurship School and Innovating Justice Forum, in Hague, Netherlands. It will also receive a pot prize of €20,000. The grant funding will be shared amongst the other the top three winners.