As Tunisia winds up its World Cup campaign, meet big data startup Datavora

Featured image: Datavora via Facebook
Featured image: Datavora via Facebook

Tunisia winds up their 2018 World Cup Campaign when they take on Panama tonight at 8pm Central African Time. The match will be inconsequential for the team as they have already crashed out of the tournament, having lost their first two matches.

As a result, expect to see some players who have not yet played at the tournament to feature in Tunisia’s line up.

For the last entry in our series, we’ve decided to feature a brilliant Tunisian startup that we feel hasn’t received much “playtime” from African tech sites — big data startup Datavora.

Last year, Datavora raised $500 000 to expand into Europe and America. The startup services clients in 50 countries around the world

CEO Hezi Zaher, who co-founded Datavora in 2016 with Aymen Ferchichi, and Osama Messoud has said the startup aims to be the “Bloomberg of ecommerce”.

The Tunis-based company has developed an automated monitoring tool for B2C online retailers that provides users with insights that can assist them to optimise and improve their sales.

Datavora’s platform does this by crawling through thousands of data points, gathering information on pricing and analysing market supply data.

The startup currently tracks over 2100 online stores and marketplaces across 50 countries around the world, and has processed over 3.8-billion datapoints. Datavora’s clients include major brands, distributors, and market researchers.

Last year Datavora raised $500 000 in funding earmarked for expansion in Europe and North America.

In addition, the startup was selected to join NVIDIA’s Inception Programme which nurtures disruptive startups that are revolutionising industries with advances in artificial intelligence and data science.

This piece, harbouring the spirit of the World Cup, is part of a 12-part series in which Ventureburn aims to draw attention to and celebrate African innovation and African startups.

African results so far:

Egypt 0-1 Uruguay (Group A, 15 June)
Morocco 0-1 Iran (Group B, 15 June)
Nigeria 0-2 Croatia (Group C, 16 June)
Tunisia 1-2 England (Group G, 18 June)
Senegal 2-1 Poland (Group H, 19 June)
Egypt 1-3 Russia (Group A, 19 June)
Morocco 0-1 Portugal (Group B, 20 June)
Nigeria 2-0 Iceland (Group D, 22 June)
Tunisia 2-5 Belgium (Group G, 23 June)
Senegal 2-2 Japan (Group H, 24 June)
Egypt 1-2 Saudi Arabia (Group A, 25 June)
Morocco 2-2 Spain (Group B, 25 June)
Nigeria 1-2 Argentina (Group D, 26 June)

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Featured image: Datavora via Facebook

Daniel Mpala


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