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Sokowatch

Revolutionizing access to essential goods and services in Africa by connecting small shops to the digital economy

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Daniel Yu

Global CEO at Sokowatch

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Employees 201–500
Headquarters Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
Sokowatch revolutionizes access to essential goods and services in Africa by connecting small shops to the digital economy. The company enables informal retailers to order products at any time via SMS or mobile app, and receive free same-day delivery to their store from localized warehouses managed by Sokowatch. The process makes it easier for shopkeepers to source essential goods, whilst helping manufacturers ensure their products are consistently available to consumers in remote areas. The company also offers data and business insights, as well as credit and other financial services typically not available to these informal retailers, putting the power of e-commerce into their hands.

Notable Achievements

  • The average delivery driver was making $2 to $3 per day before Sokowatch. Now the base wages are $10/day which is much more livable.
  • Sokowatch has over 15,000 users that include mom and pop shops and informal sector merchants.
  • Secured over $20M in funding to date including investors from Quona Capital, 4Dx, and TO Ventures.

Currently Operating in Four Regions

Press Mentions

July 7, 2021

Meet the World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneers of 2021

May 3, 2021

Employee stock ownership has arrived on Africa’s startup scene

March 10, 2021

The 10 most innovative European, Middle Eastern, and African companies of 2021

October 22, 2020

Meet the Global Movement to Ensure Future Generations Thrive in the New Economy

Work at Sokowatch

Posted January 26, 2022

Financial Services Associate

Machakos, Kenya

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Posted January 26, 2022

Financial Services Associate

Kakamega, Kenya

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Posted January 25, 2022

Operations Excellence Associate

Kampala, Uganda

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Posted January 24, 2022

Product Analyst

India/Nairobi, Kenya

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Posted January 24, 2022

Senior Software Engineer (DevOps)

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Posted January 24, 2022

Senior Engineer (Middleware)

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Posted January 24, 2022

Engineering Director (Development)

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Posted January 22, 2022

Quality Assurance Engineer

Nairobi, Kenya

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Posted January 22, 2022

Operations Excellence Associate

Nairobi, Kenya

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Posted January 22, 2022

Operations Excellence Associate

kigali, rwanda

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Posted January 22, 2022

Operations Excellence Associate

Kampala, Uganda

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