Kobo360, a digital logistics company based in Nigeria, has secured $30 million in a funding round. The funds will be used as part of the G-LOS (Global Logistics Operating System) development to facilitate trading activities in the emerging markets of Africa.
Investors from Asia Africa Investment and Consulting Pte., Nigerian commercial banks, TLcom Capital, Y Combinator, and The International Finance Corporation also joined the series A funding round led by Goldman Sachs.
From the funding, Kobo360 will employ additional 25,000 drivers to their platform, through a bid for the company to meet the intra-African needs of the Africa Free Trade Continental Agreement, along with an ambitious expansion to 10 new countries by the end of 2020. The expansion is set to go beyond their presence in Togo, Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria.