African startup winning: Easyshop Easycook secures EchoVC funding

Saudat Salami.<br />Photo: Medium

Saudat Salami, Founder & CEO of Easyshop Easycook is recognized as one of the pioneers of the online grocery business in Nigeria.

Her company, Easyshop Easycook delivers fresh groceries to your door.  Saudat is a passionate and innovative entrepreneur who has worked hard to keep her business going over the past 10 years. To date, she has employed over 25 people.

“My company’s goal is to be at the forefront in the development of the agriculture value chain and food safety standards in Nigeria,” says Salami.

“At Easyshop Easycook, we believe that food waste could be reduced and food prices can be far cheaper than it is now if we have pack houses, cold chain storage and delivery infrastructure spread across the country.

She continues: Innovation should not be limited to web-enabled applications; we should encourage innovations in other areas as well.

Secondly, wealthy people from our continent need to do more to support young people. We should not keep waiting on international aid, Silicon Valley or Bill Gates.

Let Africans save Africa.

Whether in health, technology, agriculture, and business – we have enough rich men and women that can fund innovation hubs, accelerators and pitch competitions to help solve the problems of Africa. What are we waiting for?”

EchoVC Partners Olaide Olusoji-Oke, who recently joined the company’s board of directors, said: “We are excited to back Saudat and her team.

We have been tracking her progress over the last few years and have been consistently impressed by her ability to build trust across the entire supply chain.

Her understanding of the business is unrivalled (she has done this for over a decade) and her unique insights into behaviours in the offline market exhibited by farmers, traders and consumers are invaluable. We believe she represents the type of elite entrepreneur we love to support.”

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