Lori Systems wins $25,000 at Techcrunch Startup Battlefield Africa

Lori Systems, a Kenyan startup, has won the sum of $25,000 (US) at the first Techcrunch Startup Battlefield Africa held yesterday in Nairobi, Kenya.

15 African Startups were invited to pitch at Startup Battlefield in three categories namely: Productivity & Utility, Social Good, and Gaming & Entertainment.

Lori Systems won the Best of Show and the Productivity & Utility category, with its solution that is revolutionising the cargo-transport value chain in Africa. The company provides data, tracking, and automated invoicing for transporters and cargo owners.

The online logistics company will get an all- expense paid trip to San Francisco to compete at Techcrunch’s flagship event, DISRUPT SF 2018. Lori was founded by Josh Sandler.

Two Ghanaian startups, Agrocenta and SynCommerce, won in the Social Good and the Gaming & Entertainment categories respectively.

Francis Obirikorang and Michael K. Ocansey co-founded Agrocenta to improve Africa’s agricultural value chain and connect small-holder farmers in rural areas in Ghana to large markets.

SynCommerce, co-founded by Joel Funu, Christian Osei-Bonsu, and Albert Fiati-Kumasenu is an integrated platform that provides sellers with an effective and ‘easy to use’ tool to manage and synchronize inventory and orders across multiple sales channels like Shopify, eBay, and Etsy.


Photo Credit: Techcrunch

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