Revolutionizing access to essential goods and services in Africa by connecting small shops to the digital economy
- 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 Six Regions
July 7, 2021
Meet the World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneers of 2021
The latest group of Technology Pioneers blends innovation with entrepreneurial spirit.Read on World Economic Forum »
October 26, 2022
Driving growth across African e-commerce – Daniel Yu, founder and CEO, Wasoko - African Business
Having just raised $125m in Series B venture capital funding from Tiger and Avenir, Wasoko is now valued at $625m, and has its sights set on eliminating the inefficiencies plaguing Africa’s...Read on African Business »
September 14, 2022
Wasoko partners with the government of Zanzibar to establish an innovation hub
The Wasoko Innovation Hub is the first private-public partnership between an African tech startup and the Zanzibar government for “Silicon Zanzibar” - a new government initiative to attract and...Read on Africa Business Communities »
May 3, 2021
Employee stock ownership has arrived on Africa’s startup scene
Nairobi-based Sokowatch has a Silicon Valley-style employee stock ownership plan.Read on Quartz »
March 10, 2021
The 10 most innovative European, Middle Eastern, and African companies of 2021
Beewise, Sokowatch, Softbox Systems, and SunCulture are some of the top businesses in these regions when it comes to addressing today’s emerging needs.Read on Fast Company »
October 22, 2020
Meet the Global Movement to Ensure Future Generations Thrive in the New Economy
In episode 13 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Shankari Mylvaganam, the Director of Strategy and Global Partnerships at Unreasonable, on finding and scaling venture-based solutions...Read on Causeartist »
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