African Changemaker

Tesh Mbaabu

Tesh is an African serial technology entrepreneur who lives to blend commerce and technology.

He is the Co-Founder and CEO of MarketForce, a B2B commerce platform bridging the gap in Africa’s retail distribution sector by enabling consumer brands to deliver essential goods and digital financial services to retailers and consumers. The platform also empowers over 200,000 neighbourhood merchants across five African markets to source, order and pay for inventory, access financing, and earn more by reselling financial services in their communities.

Before founding MarketForce, Tesh co-founded, a travel-technology company they built and later exited to HotelOnline.
An avid adventure seeker, Tesh is also supporting Africa’s next generation of high-growth technology startups and entrepreneurs.

He is doing this through Mesozi Group, a company on a mission to fuel growth and transform markets across Africa through integrated business and software solutions.
ATesh’s significant contribution to Africa’s tech ecosystem has earned him various recognitions, including being named the Techpreneur of the Year 2019 in the East Africa Founder of the Year Awards. Recently, he won the People’s Choice Award in the Africa Business Heroes Prize competition.


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