MeQasa is one of Ghana’s leading online real estate classifieds businesses founded in 2013 by Ghanaian entrepreneurs, Kelvin Nyame, Rashad Seini and Kofi Amuasi, who are all graduates of the tech entrepreneurship training program at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology(MEST) based in Accra, Ghana. They founded the company after receiving US$90,000 seed-funding from MEST.
The Trio have all taken risks in starting the million-dollar company that has now grown to become the number one online real estate marketplace in Ghana. Kelvin Nyama dropped out of school and he never thought he could make something out of life until he found the right team and co-founders.
The company is arguably the biggest real estate site in Ghana as it provides expert guidance on all things real estate, from industry happenings, home décor and maintenance tips to efficient living and best neighborhoods with over 24,000 property listings across the country. It brings speed, efficiency and transparency to the property rental and for sale market in West Africa.
In a particularly fragmented industry, MeQasa’s services provide home seekers with a rich and intuitive experience to navigate available properties to buy within their budget, while also empowering brokers and landlords to be more communicative and successful with their clients.
MeQasa provides a free service that helps brokers, landlords and other real estate industry professionals to conduct business efficiently online, while simplifying the search experience for prospective tenants and buyers.
In 2015, MeQasa secured an investment of US$800,000 from Frontier Digital Ventures, a global VC firm headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With this, they were able to continue fostering their plans to connect property owners with property seekers.
According to Kelvin Nyame, the Founder and CEO of MeQasa, the company’s current goal is “to maintain our market leadership and find more strategic ways to make revenue. Part of our strategy involves extending our services offline”