Kenyan startup GoBEBA says it is reimagining Africa’s utilities supply chain to help provide the infrastructure that can cope with the continent-wide explosion in urban growth.
Formed in 2019 by Peter Ndiang’ui, a former OLX general manager, and Lesley Mbogo, a former head of product at Amazon, GoBEBA is an online distributor of bulky refillable essentials.
The team has developed a robust technology stack to run a distributed logistics network of micro-fulfillment hubs, which it plans to continue automating through AI and robotics.
“To expedite scaling, a number of technology initiatives have been lined up. For example, a workplace essentials procurement portal with approval workflows and a petty cash wallet will enable GoBEBA to penetrate the large corporate and SME market while digitising office essentials procurement processes,” Ndiang’ui told Disrupt Africa.
He said Africa was experiencing an “explosion in urban growth”.
“However, the infrastructure to distribute basic…