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Co-Founder/CEO, ANKA

With the belief that African products can be sold globally, Moulaye Taboure, who is originally from Mali, co-founded Afrikrea in 2016 as a fashion e-commerce marketplace connecting buyers and sellers. After some early success with partners and investors, Taboure this year relaunched the Côte d’Ivoire–based startup as ANKA, a shipment manager and unified wallet and dashboard for African retailers. The e-commerce operation, now called Afrikrea by ANKA, still focuses on facilitating sales for African fashion and other product exports. With partnerships with Visa, DHL, and more than 7,000 sellers from 47 African countries as well as buyers from 170 countries in 2021, the company has now raised $6.2 million in its series A funding.

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