JABU Logistics reportedly accumulated $3.2m seed while the startup raised funds to push its e-commerce business towards development. Several high-profile investors participated financially to complete JABU’s funding round. Although the seed round was ascertained in 2021, the Namibian B2B startup company made the news official today, Techbooky.africa report.
JABU’s e-commerce company offers B2B services for small-time retailers — starting up like other infant tech companies in Africa that assist retailers with either making orders or stocking products (per users timeframe), JABU’s B2B strategy also serves as a bridge between the manufacturer and the retailer. For context, JABU B2B service could be regarded as a distributor that connects either the manufacturer or supplier to the retailer.
JABU controls the Namibian e-commerce market since its debut during the pandemic when the economic crisis influenced the supply chain to be inefficient with the distribution. At the time JABU emerged, the economic crisis was a global challenge — this explains why the startup e-commerce company focused on fixing Namibia’s broken supply chain.
Despite the economic lapses that worsened during the post-pandemic era, JABU continued its B2B business. The Namibian e-commerce startup reportedly connects with over six thousand retailers, distributing demand which is direct from either suppliers or manufacturers. Jabu also connects with local and international supply networks.
For context, JABU’s e-commerce service is a digitised B2B network that accepts orders, process payment, and move logistics per click via its platform. JABU’s platform is designed for self-use — users are entitled to its custom dashboard for tracking purposes. For suppliers, JABU’s dashboard can display goods in motion till the goods arrive at their delivery destination — likewise booking merchandise and monitoring users’ performance.
JABU’s B2B aspect of service allows users to explore its digital marketplace that promotes advert and a communication system with other retailers. The e-commerce startup provisional services are bolstered by its real-time distribution centers alongside JABU’s vehicles for distributing either customer orders or logistics.
JABU qualifies to seek investors’ consent to support its lucrative brand, possessing more than a regular startup company’s potential. It is a no-brainer the likes of Y Combinator, Kli Capital, Afore Capital, FJ Labs, and other angel investors contributed finance to push the startup company to attain greater limelight.
The Y Combinator initiative exists to accelerate startups — JABU has been a benefactor combining its brands and external resources since the e-commerce start-up got enlisted in Y Combinator’s Accelerator programs during 2021 summertime. JABU is the first startup Namibia has produced to make it to the Y Combinator’s list alongside other African startups.
JABU’s brand currently controls the southern region of Africa marketplace as the e-commerce startup stationed its business within its home country and expanded to Zambia.
JABU’s revenue has reportedly added multiple values. Still, JABU is challenged with processing real-time cash via electronic means. JABU proposed wallet eases processing cash transactions rather than depending on commercial banks that rectify payments in the space of two working days.
JABU joins the list of African B2B startup companies, likewise making Namibia visible on the continental map. Jabu also plans to commence its Series A fundraising sooner or later.