Morocco-based logistics startup Colis.ma has obtained $50,000 from Kenya’s The Baobab Community as a part of its accelerator programme.
The startup was based in 2022 by Issam DARUI.Colis is a parcel-tracking startup that appears to digitise worldwide cross-border delivery, making it simple for patrons and firms to ship and obtain parcels from throughout Europe whereas enabling carriers to develop their market attain.
Namara, Head of Ventures at The Baobab Community, stated, “As soon as once more we now have witnessed the facility of African innovation first-hand with this unimaginable cohort of start-ups. Their ardour, creativity, and willpower to resolve urgent challenges of their communities and ecosystems have been really inspiring. We’re proud to have been chosen to hitch them on this journey and looking out ahead to seeing their transformative influence within the African ecosystem and past as we go for scale.”
The Baobab Community has broadened its portfolio to incorporate 5 new start-ups from Kenya, Togo, Nigeria, Guinea, and Morocco, every backed with a $50,000 USD capital injection.They embrace:
Afrigility (Kenya) is revolutionising East African logistics with its novel asset-light know-how, providing B2B e-commerce fulfilment and on-demand warehousing options.
Eazy Chain (Togo), previously Togo Cargo, supplies an built-in logistics answer providing air, sea, and highway freight companies, facilitating seamless cargo transportation.
ePoultry (Nigeria) is an agriculture market providing poultry farmers enter credit, advisory companies, and a dynamic B2B market to get rid of systemic inefficiencies by leveraging information from its +1000 farmers.
MuduPay (Guinea Conakry) has constructed a platform that permits Africans to maneuver cash through on-line funds from anyplace utilizing their world-class know-how tech stack.
Apart, from a money injection of $50,000 USD each firm receives, it additionally comes together with a personalized, expert-led accelerator program. This program facilitates worthwhile connections with main angels and VCs by a Demo Day.
For Issam, he discovered the expertise to be a transformative milestone for Colis.ma. He stated “The insights and steering we’ve garnered by their distinctive accelerator program haven’t solely influenced our course but in addition supplied us with a transparent roadmap to scale and attain new heights. The Baobab Community stands out due to its dedication to supporting founders on a person stage, not solely specializing in the enterprise elements. Every interplay echoes their distinctive human contact and real care – their method is each inspiring and distinctive. Due to their assist, we’ve found the profound efficiency of collaboration and have unlocked boundless potential for Colis.ma’s development. We’re excited for our journey forward and assured within the success that lies on our horizon!” – Issam Darui, Founder & CEO at Colis.ma.
“What has been a game-changer, for us at Eazy Chain, is the collaborative atmosphere and the chance to work together with and be taught from different sensible minds. It goes method past simply scaling our enterprise; it’s about integrating right into a founder group that nurtures innovation and supplies assist from like-minded folks. The Baobab Community accelerator has supplied entry to buyers , and as a enterprise working in a “tiny” Francophone West Africa market this has confirmed to be the correct of partnership.” – Wilfried Sandon Dabire, Founder & CEO of Eazy Chain.
“We’re exhilarated to introduce an distinctive new cohort for 2023, increasing our attain into recent territories and sectors, together with funds, logistics, and B2B marketplaces. Every start-up not solely presents an modern answer but in addition guarantees to considerably affect the technological panorama with its transformative concepts.
Our journey with these founders goes past the demo day. Their fervour and our dedication units the stage for his or her journey in direction of scaling and shaping a noteworthy imprint on Africa’s tech ecosystem. As they navigate the intricacies of growth, we stand able to assist them, anticipating the exceptional strides they are going to make of their respective sectors.” stated Niama El Bassunie, Managing Companion at The Baobab Community.