Hollydesk, an Egyptian expense management fintech, has raised USD 1 million in venture debt financing.
Hollydesk, an Egypt-based fintech, has raised USD 1 million in venture debt financing from unknown investors, according to the company.
Hollydesk: Managing expenses
Hollydesk is an expense management platform operating in Egypt. Hollydesk aims to help small- and medium-sized businesses across Egypt to manage their daily expenses by allowing its clients to automate approval workflows and generate reports used to analyze spending patterns.
The company was founded in 2020 by Mahmoud Moussa and will use the new funds to expand its offerings and grow its client base among companies seeking an efficient expense management product.
Hundreds of clients
According to the company, Hollydesk already works with hundreds of companies and its solutions support them in saving time, reducing fraud and managing outgoings. 2022 saw Hollydesk’s clients spend EGP 130 million (USD 4.23 million) through the platform.
“Our mission is to help small and medium-sized businesses focus on what they do best by streamlining their expense management processes. With this new funding, we can expand our reach and help even more companies across Egypt,” said Mahmoud Moussa, CEO of Hollydesk.
Reducing errors and fraud
The company’s platform is intended to be user-friendly and intuitive. Offers delivered through the platform include receipt scanning and real-time expense tracking and the system as a whole is designed to save businesses time and to reduce the risk of errors or fraud in their expense reporting.
“We are excited to support Hollydesk in their mission to help SMBs in Egypt manage their daily expenses,” said one of the company’s venture debt providers, according to the company. “Hollydesk’s innovative approach to expense management has already helped many companies save time and money, and we believe they have the potential to make an even bigger impact as they expand their offerings.”
2022 saw African tech startups double their amount of debt financing as they raised a combined USD 1.55 billion.