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Kenyan startup Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Nairobi-based logistics platform Lori Systems won the inaugural edition of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa which was held in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday.

The Kenyan startup came first in the productivity and utility category and was selected as the Best of Show winner after pitching against 15 other startups to win a $25 000 prize. Lori Systems will also get an all-expenses paid trip for two to San Francisco where it will compete at Disrupt SF 2018.

Lori Systems was founded by Josh Sandler (pictured left) in 2016. It connects and coordinates cargo owners with transporters across Africa.

TechCrunch Battlefield Africa saw 15 startups compete for the $25 000 prize

Ghanaian startup SynCommerce, which helps e-merchants list and manage inventory on ecommerce websites, won the gaming and entertainment category.

Another Ghanaian startup, AgroCenta, an online platform that connects smallholder farmers to buyers through its marketplace and on-demand logistic service, won in the social good category.

The TechCrunch Battlefield Africa competition was sponsored by Facebook and aims to discover early stage startups.

Featured image: Lori Systems founder Josh Sandler at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa (APO/TechCrunch)