Nigerian Crypto and Web3 Startup Lazerpay Shuts Down After Failing to ‘Shut a Profitable Funding Spherical’April 15, 2023
The Nigerian crypto and Web3 startup Lazerpay introduced on April 13 that it’ll stop operations. Co-founder and CEO Njoku Emmanuel mentioned the choice to stop operations was made after Lazerpay did not efficiently shut a funding spherical. The CEO additionally mentioned he is able to hearken to affords from firms that will wish to purchase the startup’s mental property (IP).
Lazerpay, a Nigerian crypto and Web3 startup, introduced on April 13 that it’ll stop operations and has requested retailers to withdraw their funds earlier than the top of the month. In keeping with an announcement shared by the startup’s co-founder and CEO Njoku Emmanuel on Twitter, Lazerpay’s failure to shut a profitable funding spherical proved to be the final straw.
Launched in 2021 with the target of serving to retailers convert their crypto to fiat and vice versa, Lazerpay is reported to have helped over 3,000 companies settle for funds in stablecoins. As well as, the startup claimed to have established a community of people that made its work “so rewarding.”
Assertion from Njoku Emmanuel, CEO and Co-Founder, Lazerpay. pic.twitter.com/UvBGMlKAgn
— Lazerpay Finance (@lazerpay) April 13, 2023
Nonetheless, regardless of these achievements, the CEO mentioned within the assertion that Lazerpay’s lack of ability to safe enough funding meant it couldn’t proceed working. The assertion nonetheless mentioned the Lazerpay crew stands prepared to assist members of its neighborhood that will have “questions or issues.”
Lazerpay’s IP up for Sale
In the identical assertion, Emmanuel additionally mentioned he is able to hearken to affords from firms that will wish to purchase Lazerpay’s area.
“We welcome affords from firms who’re enthusiastic about buying Lazerpay’s IP and who want to proceed constructing the way forward for crypto funds. We’re very happy to speak additional about how our expertise works, how we can assist you set as much as construct or combine with it,” the CEO mentioned.
The Lazerpay boss ends the assertion by expressing his optimism about the way forward for crypto.
In the meantime, a report in Techcabal has mentioned Lazerpay’s makes an attempt to resize its enterprise by shedding some staff in Nov. 2022 proved that such a step was not sufficient. The report additionally urged that Lazerpay might have failed to boost funds due to buyers shying away from African crypto startups.
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