Tunisian logistics startup Lamma raises funding from Orange Ventures

Tunisian final mile supply startup Lamma has secured an undisclosed funding from Orange Ventures to gas its worldwide enlargement.

Based final yr by Hamza Guesmi and Koussi Aymen, Lamma just lately launched its q-commerce – “fast commerce” – app, providing supply providers in beneath 45 minutes. The startup started life as a carpooling service earlier than it pivoted into B2C supply, and now has over 1,000 stock-keeping models (SKUs) and works with over 150 retailers.

With this new undisclosed funding from Orange Ventures Lamma, which took half within the Flat6Labs Tunis accelerator earlier this yr, plans to gas its worldwide enlargement, beginning with Morocco. It additionally plans to open three extra darkish shops by the top of the yr, overlaying 80 per cent of Larger Tunis’ inhabitants.

“We look ahead to the assist of Orange Ventures at this stage of the event of our challenge,” stated Yassir El Ismaili El Idrissi, chief government officer (CEO) of Lamma.

“We want with this funding to proceed our acceleration by concentrating all our efforts to offer the most effective distribution and to rapidly conquer different Tunisian cities, earlier than increasing internationally in early 2022, starting with Morocco.”

“This second funding in Tunisia, which we had been in a position to make due to Orange Fab’s native assist, confirms our perception within the Tunisian startup ecosystem’s potential,” stated Grégoire de Padirac, funding supervisor at Orange Ventures, the enterprise arm of Orange Group.

“We imagine that in North Africa and Tunisia, the tremendous app mannequin must be prioritised, together with by way of using probably the most superior smartphones and on-line consumption tools. We imagine the Lamma staff will play a key function on this transition.”

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