Nairobi-based Lori Systems emerged the overall winner of the first-ever TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in Africa walking away with Sh2.58 million and a trip for two to California.
They managed to trounce 15 startups from across the continent.
The startup which was crowned the overall winner for its logistics and cargo platform for African businesses will also get an opportunity to pitch for more investment sometime next year in San Franscisco.
With its product and service in the Productivity and Utility category,Lori System was crowned the overall winner for its logistics and cargo platform for African businesses
“It was amazing to see some of Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs showcase their disruptive innovations and tell their stories. I’m looking forward to what Africans will produce in the years to come – truly global products that will become household names.” Facebook’s Vice President of Partnerships Ime Archibong said while speaking at the event.
Other winners included gaming and entertainment category winner: Ghanaian based SynCommerce, which lets users list, and manages their products and inventory across multiple sales platforms such as Shopify, eBay and Etsy among others.
Ghanian based AgroCenta, an online marketplace for African farmers scoped the Social good category winner.
“It’s a great experience to be part of Battlefield. It’s encouraging that global brands like Facebook and TechCrunch are recognizing the talent in Africa. Our solution, Field Insight, helps large organizations get visibility into their field operations. To be able to showcase this on a Pan-African platform is a privilege.” Co-founder & CEO of Nigeria based startup Delivery Science Lanre Oyedotun said.
Alongside the event, the company also hosted a week of activities bringing together hot African startups, developers, influencers and community leaders – to share ideas, learn and connect.