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Glovo expands to Mombasa in continued market expansion push


Spanish delivery firm Glovo has launched its service in Kenya’s second city, Mombasa. The move will now see residents of Mombasa experience on-demand deliveries on categories such as food, groceries, drinks and courier services from different outlets within the town. 

The firm has already into partnerships with outlets such as Chicken Inn, Java House and Naivas supermarkets which operate in the city.

Speaking during the official launch of the new city, William Benthall, Glovo’s General Manager for Kenya, expressed his optimism towards the new venture. “Our expansion to Mombasa was informed by our wider goal to have a presence in all the towns in the country,” said Mr. Benthall. 

“We are continually onboarding more partners so as to serve our customers better and offer the best delivery services in the country,” he added.

Mombasa becomes the third major urban center where Glovo has established its services, after launching its service in Nairobi, Kitengela and Nakuru with plans to launch in other towns in the country. 

In May this year, the Glovo secured a $169M Series D funding round led by technology entrepreneur VC Lakestar, and Drake, owner of global pizza franchise Papa John’s, with support from new investors; Idinvest Partners, European private equity and venture capital firm, and Korelya Capital, supporting the growth of European start-ups.

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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