The Story of SweepSouth’s Founding, Fundraising, and Revolutionizing Africa’s Cleaning Services

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Sweepsouth cofounder Aisha Pandor
A nanny search, a random pitch, and a cleaning service platform. SweepSouth Co-founder Aisha Pandor tells the story of how her nanny’s holiday break and a convoluted journey of finding a short-term replacement inspired her to build a platform that connects homeowners with home service providers offering cleaning, among other services. Aisha chats with Mwakaneno Gakweli on the early days of scaling the startup, how Aisha and her husband and SweepSouth CTO Alen Ribic bootstrapped their way through their savings, pensions, and selling personal items, meeting their first investor in an unexpected pitch, and scaling the business across Africa.
SweepSouth bridges the trust and convenience gap for homeowners while solving the unemployment and underemployment problem in the informal sector.
This episode features:
Aisha Pandor – Co-founder and CEO, SweepSouth
Ally Mwakaneno Gakweli – Business Writer & Host, Hisa Technologies
Audio Production by Ally Mwakaneno Gakweli
Episode Artwork by
Muteti Munyambu – Hisa Technologies

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