HumanSquad, a Nigerian startup that automates immigration requests and processes, has received undisclosed pre-seed funding. Tunde Omotoye, the company’s co-founder and CEO, revealed the ‘six-figure’ pre-seed investment was led by Calm Fund.
In addition to the funding, HumanSquad claims to be receiving invaluable support from Calm Fund’s strong network of other founders and VCs.
The fundraising came exactly two years after the company’s June 2020 launch. According to Omotoye, the funding would allow the company to move more effectively in all areas critical to its success.
Omotoye announced the funding on Twitter, saying, “The past two years have been filled with incredible progress.” We’ve been developing additional sub-products under
HumanSquad (the parent company) is hiring, gaining recognition in Canada’s startup ecosystem, and preparing to ship a study abroad product to its first users in a few weeks. Everything began with two people — until now.”
“We are thrilled to announce the next big step in our journey today: a six-figure pre-seed investment led by Calm Fund.” The funding allows us to move more quickly in all of the areas that are critical to our success.
“In terms of product, we will continue to develop our proprietary immigration tech product as well as the study abroad product (which will be available in a few weeks) that we have been working on for the past few months.” “Our vision is to create world-class products along the immigration value chain in terms of usability and simplicity,” he added.
According to Omotoye, the company is constantly pushing the boundaries of what immigration products can offer. “We anticipate that within a few years, an entirely new category of APIs will be built on top of our products, and we want to be at the forefront of development.”
“We will also be hiring some extraordinary software engineers, marketing leads, and design experts to join us on our journey.” “Joining HumanSquad at this stage is ideal for those who enjoy taking ownership and want to play a significant role in the evolution of our products and HumanSquad as a company,” he explained.