Fast Growing Startups Unite to Defy Covid and Change Africa’s Landscape

Press Release

April 19, 2021 

Fast Growing Startups Unite to Defy Covid and Change Africa’s Landscape 

As startup and innovation culture deepens on the continent, the explosion of tech hubs across Africa has turned into an opportunity for economies to scale, despite lockdowns that are resulting from the Pandemic.

Amitruck and Sky.Garden, two of the fastest growing African start-ups, having registered tremendous adoption, have announced reinforcing partnership to defy Covid. Deemed as essential service to keep delivering goods, support the economy and by keeping business supply chains moving, this alliance aims at keeping economic and social chains alive during lockdown.

Collaborating since 2019, Amitruck and Sky.Garden are hot players in digital logistics and e-commerce having already contributed to improve B2B efficiencies and create hundreds of jobs, thanks to innovative digital models.

Forming an end-to-end digital chain for goods pick-up, promotion, online sales, provisioning and deliveries to the last mile, the partnership allows more than 6,000 B2B clients to keep their business alive and maintain jobs across many industries.

Both companies have built smart technology with AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) to secure and maintain a competitive edge powered by leading players such as Amazon Web Services and Google.

According to the African Tech Startups Funding Report 2020 released by startup news and research portal Disrupt Africa, the year saw $190 million in investments flow into Kenya, which remains at the top of Africa's list of recipients. The two companies have recently announced funding from top investment firms and intend to develop their activities further across Africa this year.

Mark Mwangi, Amitruck CEO declares "Creating Growth requires teamwork, partnerships, and technology, particularly in our continent. Likewise, creating a better Africa and a better World has to be the mission of an entire army of companies and people. Sky.Garden and the Amitruck team are delighted to be leading the way with shared objectives and values".

"At Sky.Garden we are always delighted to find partners that are eager to disrupt the African market and bring lasting solutions that are continent specific and breed further innovation in the region. We have found that with the innovative logistics platform, Amitruck, and look forward to the leaps and bounds we can achieve together", states Isaac Hunja, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Sky.Garden

In light of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the combination of digital logistics and e-commerce is set to unlock barriers and facilitate the accomplishment of trades within the World’s largest economic zone, including not less that 54 countries across the Continent.

About Sky.Garden:

Sky.Garden is a mobile first SaaS eCommerce Platform for African retailers, delivering a stellar experience from product through guaranteed fulfilment. Sky.Garden gives back control to the individual retailer by allowing inventory control and immediate payment reconciliation in an automated platform, where local shipping and payment options come out-of-the-box and customer care is handled by the Sky.Garden framework. 

About Amitruck:

Amitruck is Africa’s Digital Logistics Marketplace. Amitruck leads the way forward using digital to optimise processes, increase flexibility, security and efficiency with a greener footprint and positive impact. Named as a Top Startup to Watch in Africa, Amitruck paved the way to a new deal in African logistics and supply chain thanks to digitalization, now extended to the last mile. Amitruck has had an exciting 12 months with its revenues growing by over 300% despite the COVID-19 crisis.  

Hashtags: #startups #techforgood #innovation #growth #covid #africanstartup #positiveimpact #logistics #ecommerce #digital #africa #tech #partnership #afcfta #supplychain #startup #economy #business 


Apr 20th, 2021


Sebastien Bonnotte