Orange Digital Ventures Africa, an early-stage tech fund backed by telecoms company Orange, led a $1.5 million seed investment round in Youverify. The start-up, founded in Lagos, Nigeria automates identity and background verification processes, primarily serving financial and telecommunication service providers.

Co-founded by Gbenga Odegbami, the company’s CEO, Youverify aims to help companies automate the verification processes of different types of data treated separately toda...