Who are we and what do we stand for?
Our story 📖
Launched in 2013 by Moulaye and Kadry as a side-project to help a friend’s mother, they understood quickly that there was room for opportunity for distribution through the web for the African culture. With an outsourced MVP, they saw the first orders coming and they decided to dedicate themselves full time to this growing project. With the coming of Luc, in 2016 they focused on Tech and Product and then launched Afrikrea, the marketplace, and Boom… a growth of 8% per week doubling our revenue every quarter and multiplying our revenue 10 times every year!
After several fundraisings, a move to Abidjan, the coming of the first team members, and a strong partnership with DHL, Afrikrea became the number 1 African eCommerce exporter.
The current situation: the transition to Anka 🔥
In 2020, rich in these years of experience in direct contact with sellers and as entrepreneurs serving entrepreneurs, we understood that the challenges of the sellers were deeper than those solved by the marketplace, Afrikrea. The sellers faced specific African issues such as the lack of visibility globally, the difficulty of shipping products worldwide from Africa, the complexity of payments between international and local ways. To resolve these needs that exceed the perimeter of a simple marketplace, they decided to create Anka.
Anka, powered by Afrikrea, is the all-in-one solution for sellers of products « Made of Africa » (fashion, art, food, or beauty…) to sell from anywhere, ship worldwide, get paid faster on international or local African payment methods, and manage easily their businesses. Our new vision is clear: Export Africa by building the future of selling globally!
In January 2022, we raised 5,4 million euros from top-tier investors (including the founder of Alibaba) and it’s the reason why we are looking for the right people to help us achieve this vision.
Few KPI about Anka 📈
- 13000+ sellers in 46 African countries
- 35+ million dollars of transactions in 172 countries
- 750 000+ visits each month
- 3000+ new products each week
- 1200+ messages exchanged each day
- A team of 30 team members passionate about this vision, diverse, experienced, working in full remote (since day 1), and very cool!
Why should you join us?
If you want to be truly yourself, work from where you want but also work in an organization with an international impact, Anka is the right place for you!
1 week meetup, once to twice year in a different city in Africa
Paid Holidays (25 days per year)
International health coverage included
The hardware of your choice (in the list defined by Anka)
Competitive salaries and Employee stock-options
“ If you are looking for liberty by being your true self and working from where you want, Anka is the best place to work for you! ”