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Stories and analyses of African technology companiesJune 16, 2023

Overview: Today, we’re going to talk about Wasoko (Sokowatch) We’ll explore the story across the following areas:

  1. Africa’s and Kenya’s informal retail context 

  2. Wasoko's early history

  3. Wasoko's Product & monetization strategy 

  4. Competitive positioning & potential exit options

  5. Overall outlook.

This episode was recorded on June 11, 2023

Companies discussed: Wasoko (Sokowatch), Twiga Foods, TradeDepot, OmniBiz, Alerzo, mPharma, Nestle, Unilever, Multipro, Marketforce, Udaan & Flipkart

Business concepts discussed: Informal retail penetration, Agency banking adoption, B2B Operating systems, Informal markets, & last-mile distribution

Conversation highlights:

  • (00:40) - Sokowatch background and why we’re talking about it

  • (08:35) - African informal retail context

  • (16:11) - Founder background and Founding story

  • (29:55) - Fundraising and early growth

  • (36:56) - Geographic expansion, growth and partnerships

  • (45;12) - Team strategy

  • (54:00) - Product strategy and monetization

  • (1:10:00) - Competition and options for exit

  • (1:23:13) - Bankole’s overall thoughts and outlook

  • (1:33:05) - Olumide’s overall thoughts and outlook

  • (1:43:30) - Recommendations and small wins

Olumide’s recommendations & small wins:

  • Interested in investing in Africa Tech with Olumide: Read about Adamantium fund & contact me at Founders looking for funding: If you're a B2B founder working on Education, Health, Finance or food, please contact me for funding at

  • Checkout my FIREDOM book = FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) + Freedom = personal finance and financial independence book. Website, Read: Substack Newsletter & Buy: Print, eBook or Audiobook)

  • Recommendation: The Slight Edge. Amazing Personal Development book about a mental framework to apply daily actions to get what you want in life. I have read it about 6 times at this point.

  • Recommendation: Started using it for shopping. It has some cool gamification ideas to nudge ecommerce purchases

  • Small win: Hosted house party with friends. It was great to see everyone together

Bankole’s recommendations & small wins:

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