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Erickson Mvezi - Delivering On Demand in Angola (Tupuca)

av Not From Silicon Valley | Publicerades 5/23/2021

In 2014, Erickson Mvezi, as an MBA student, decided to pitch to his class the idea of bringing the first delivery-on-demand concept to his home country: Angola.  Think: Deliveroo, GrubHub, Door Dash, etc ... but for southern Africa. At first, his classmates laughed at him. Now, seven years later, his idea for a school project has evolved into the widely-known Tupuca: an eight-figure business that serves as the biggest delivery platform in all of Angola. But how Erickson got there? Well, it's one hell of a story. A story that's ... Not From Silicon Valley

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