The Cameroonian start-up Will & Brothers has just succeeded in raising $200,000 in financing (about CFAF 124 million) after a fund-raising operation with an initial requirement of 300,000 Dollars (a little over 185 million CFA francs), it was officially learned. The details of this operation have not been revealed.
However, according to William Elong (photo), promoter of this start-up specialized in economic intelligence and technological innovation, the funds thus raised will allow to implement a project of production of drones in Cameroon. Will & Brothers, who has set up new premises in the economic capital of Cameroon, has recruited staff to do so, With the number of staff “being increased from four to 22 people of four nationalities on two continents.“
“Too often, young people have thrown ideas, made buzz and are missing. We want to inspire and motivate other young people by telling them that we have not given up. The end of the tunnel is near and we intend to register our country on the map of the manufacturers of drones in the world “, confides William Elong who aspires to complete its new project” as soon as possible “.
As a reminder, Will & Brothers has developed the application DroneAfrica which allows to offer the whole “first civilian drone service” in Cameroon. Thanks to this application, a drone equipped with a miniaturized camera can be controlled remotely, in order to capture unprecedented images on very wide rays.
According to its promoter, far beyond the sensation of entertainment that it seems to provide at first, the concept DroneAfrica comes to revolutionize many things. This is the case for the promotion of tourism, thanks in particular to the taking of new images; Cost-effective mapping of mining and urban development projects; More effective coverage of major events such as fairs, cultural events or football tournaments; Collecting images in disaster-stricken areas or simply difficult to access, etc.
This discovery has given the young Wiliam Elong, 24, the 7th position in the top 30 most promising young African entrepreneurs of 2016, ranking published by the famous American magazine Forbes. The youngest graduate of the École de guerre économique de Paris (Paris School of Economic Warfare) at the age of 20, this Cameroonian genius was the first and one of the two nationals of Central Africa (with the Gabonese Mark Doumba, co-founder of Clikafrik Group) in this ranking largely dominated by Kenyans, South Africans and Ghanaians.