Sign in

Lori, the preferred tech-driven logistics services company that seamlessly coordinates haulage across Africa, is proud to announce a partnership with Numeral IOT, a leading electronic design and manufacturing company in Kenya. Following a directive from the Kenyan Government, transporters will be required to have a government-approved speed governor by the close of the year. Lori is staying ahead of the curve by partnering with this leading Speed Governor provider to support its partners operations.

Jean-Claude Homawoo, Lori’s Co-founder, shares “Numeral IoT was the obvious choice for a partner in our ongoing efforts to support transporters in the region. Given their…


● The World Economic Forum announced its selection of 100 of the most promising Technology Pioneers of 2020, who are shaping industries from agriculture to healthcare while also working on sustainability issues and much more.

● Many Technology Pioneers are also using their tech to support COVID-19 responses around the world.

Lori is a tech-driven logistics services company that seamlessly coordinates haulage across frontier markets. Lori’s mission is to drive down the costs of goods.

● For example in Africa, logistics account for as much as 75% of a product’s price, compared to 6% in the US.

● The…


In Memoriam

The Lori family mourns the tragic loss of one of our earliest champions, Karandeep Singh Dhillon, Director of SS Dhillon in Kenya. We wish to express our great sympathies and condolences to his family and community. Lori is forever grateful for his vision and contributions to the logistics sector in driving efficiency, visibility and optimization. Karandeep was one of the first to see the potential in our business when the model was still unproven, and his support was instrumental in helping Lori move from an idea into reality. Three years later, the platform he championed has moved billions of dollars of goods across 10 countries with 1,000s of truckers. Without Karandeep, this journey could not have been possible. We celebrate his life as an entrepreneurial innovator and dear friend.

May he rest in peace.


2019 Winner: AppsAfrica Innovation Awards: Best Mobility Solution

We are thrilled to announce that Lori has been awarded the AppsAfrica Innovation Award 2019 in the Mobility Category.

AppsAfrica hosts the annual, pan-African tech competition that recognizes best-in-category tech achievements by African companies. Congratulations to the Lori tech team and everyone working to push this application even further!

In all, fourteen AppsAfrica Innovation Award Winners were announced. The Awards continue to showcase the best mobile and tech services launched across the continent, from both corporates and start-ups alike. This year, the competition attracted 400 entries from 52 countries across the continent…


8 November, 2019

Earlier today, a press release was issued in Mandarin by a Lori investor in regards to our fundraising activities. Subsequent unofficial translations of the release into English mischaracterized our Series A raise, so we wanted to take the opportunity to clarify. Lori concluded a (to date unannounced) Series A raise for an undisclosed amount. It was led by Hillhouse Capital and Crystal Stream Capital, with participation from partners at DST, EchoVC, Timon Capital, Raba, Ryan Peterson (CEO of Flexport), Iyinoluwa Aboyeji (founder of Flutterwave, Andela) and Endeavor — among others. We are so excited to partner with these incredibly supportive investors, who are joining us on our drive of accelerated growth- all with the intention of revolutionizing logistics across Africa to bring down the costs of goods. We are thankful for their tremendous contributions and look forward to the road ahead!

Onward!


Uche Ogboi, Chief Operating Officer at Lori (L) , Bankole Oluwafemi Founder Tech Cabal (R)

Nairobi, Monday, September 30, 2019: Lori, a Pan-African e-Logistics company, has officially announced its expansion to Nigeria in a bid to cement its footprint across Africa.

The company, which is the largest eLogistics service provider in East Africa, launched in Kenya in 2016 to seamlessly connect cargo owners to transport in frontier markets.

Over the past 10 months, Lori has completed a successful pilot in Nigeria with some of the country’s top cargo companies including Olam, Honeywell Flour Mills and Flour Mills Nigeria.

This expansion presents a massive opportunity for Lori, as the company seeks to facilitate and connect technology…


For many African economies, promoting trade is a top priority. Rightfully so, considering its potential snowball effect on the economy.

When trade flourishes, it sets off a virtuous circle, a country’s goods enjoy ready market, producers and the entire value chain benefit and growth spreads out. However, turning this vision into a reality still remains a challenge. Trade remains depressed below optimum levels. This despite sustained investment in smoothening movement of goods. Over the years, billions of dollars have gone into interconnecting the continent by expanding existing roads, railways, air and waterways while building new ones.

The rollout of infrastructure…


Efayomi Carr, Head of Strategic Finance (L), Uche Ogboi, Chief Operating Officer (R)

Lori has announced the appointment of Uche Ogboi as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Efayomi Carr as Head of Strategic Finance effective 29 July.

Ogboi served as the Principal, Investments, at EchoVC Partners, a Pan-Africa and tech enabled venture capital firm where helped grow the firm’s portfolio both across the region and globally. She has invested in companies across various sectors including logistics, healthcare, fintech, telecoms and agriculture.

She also worked at Citi for 8 years as an Investment Banker where she managed the bank’s SME fund and was involved in structuring the bank’s agriculture lending initiative.

“Lori embodies…


By: Tishampati Dhar — Chief Architect at Lori

Last week I had the privilege of presenting at KiCon, one of the largest global conferences for hardware developers, in Chicago. I presented on the difficulties in importing parts for logistics to Kenya to build custom hardware. For example Kenyan custom charges $50 for the task of opening a parcel to examine the contents and determine duties payable even before charging the duties themselves, this is called Import Declaration Fee. This fee is designed for containers but is applied to DHL parcels as well; making import of parts punitive. There are also…


By: Lanre Akinlagun — Nigeria Country Director

Laborers stand on top of a trailer transporting cement along Ajah-Lagos expressway in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, Nigeria June 3, 2017.
  • Nigeria’s logistics sector is highly fragmented, underdeveloped and informal.
  • The informal nature of the sector leads to a lack of standardisation in pricing and services and creates operational inefficiencies in delivering goods to isolated areas.
  • Despite the fact that agriculture is the largest sector in the country, Nigeria has faced significant production and logistics hurdles which have resulted in rising food imports and declining levels of national food self-sufficiency.

Earlier this month, Africa made economic history. …

Lori

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store