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 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.
Since starting, we enabled over 50m$ of transactions in175 countries!
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, and 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 easily manage their businesses. Our new vision is clear: Export Africa by building the future of selling globally!
In January 2023, we raised 15 million euros from top-tier investors (including the co-founder of Alibaba) and it’s the reason why we are looking for the right people to help us achieve this vision. Lately, we completed that round with a $5m extension from leading DFIs like the IFC and Proparco, setting us up for even higher raises and levels in the coming years !
2. Specific KPI for Engineering Team
Under the responsibility of Luc, our CPTO (Chief Product and Technical Officer), you’ll work in a team of 4 smart and badass people. The vision of this team is to deliver the best experience to our sellers through our different services (Marketplace, Payment, Storefront, Logistics, Duty).
In regular contact with the Community Operations, Services, Product and Infrastructure Teams, your role will be to maintain, optimize our services and develop new functionalities according to our seller’s needs.
Your first mission:
Few projects to develop:
Soft skills (Mandatory)
1. A competitive salary alongside with a Ivorian Long-Term contract or consultancy contract
2. An international health insurance for you and your family
3. Employee Stock option plan
4. 30 days paid holidays per year
5. MacBookThe hardware of your choice OR BYOC (Bring your own Computer) coming with a 100 euros per month cumulable as hardware perk
6. Our culture “Teamwork, Determination, Accountability, Curiosity”
7. Our work-from home policy ( 100% remote since Day 1)
You have the freedom and flexibility to work from everywhere which implies asynchronous and structured communication (thanks to Basecamp) but also flexibility, autonomy, and discipline.
8. The possibility of growing quickly within the organisation, as this is a new role and you can build and set the foundation from the ground. There are plenty of opportunities for you to grow in different areas of your career.
Start date of this position : From Q1 2024 (at the latest)
Specific for the role
We're Anka. We truly embrace diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to color, religion, sex, national origin, sexuality, disability, or any other characteristic.
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!