Last updated: 29 January, 2024
  • Mixed Gender Founders
  • Woman-Led
Company Overview
Geographies Kenya, Uganda
Core Service Areas Digital/ Product Distribution
Founder(s) Jonathan Lewis,​ Tracey Turner
Founded 2013
Core Offerings
Copia is a B2C platform that seeks to simplify e-commerce for 750 million middle to low-Income customers in rural and peri-urban dense areas. The platform lists a variety of product categories including food, electronics, personal care, and OTC health products. Copia leverages a strong network of over 30,000 agents within its community of operations to enable customers to place and receive orders. Its solution is tailored for customers who are offline; however, the company also has an e-commerce platform that can be accessed directly by customers who want to place orders. This online channel is used primarily by third-party customers who are buying products for their families in rural areas. Copia, which has over 1.9 million unique customers and has fulfilled over 13 million orders to date, covers the majority of Kenyan and Ugandan rural areas.
Funding & Key Investors
Liechtenstein Social Impact Sovereign Wealth Fund, Goodwell Investments, Lightrock, German Development Finance Institution (DEG), Perivoli Innovations, Zebu Investment Partners, US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Koa Labs

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