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This is an excerpt from the 2023 Startup Ecosystem Report, a collaboration between Shega, JICA, and MInT, that offers a deep dive into the city’s vibrant innovation landscape.

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Akofada (DFS Ethiopia)

While the delivery market in Addis Ababa is a relatively young scene, its growth is fueled by the surging popularity of takeout and deliveries. These offer a comprehensive range of delivery services, encompassing everything from food to various products, with both speedy same-day and next-day options available. 

The Addis Abeba Ecosystem Report 2023 found that 47% of delivery startups have progressed beyond their early stages.

This suggests a maturing delivery sector in Addis Ababa, with startups successfully establishing themselves. It’s also a positive indicator for the overall startup ecosystem, demonstrating the ability of startups to achieve sustainability and growth. This could attract more investors, fueling further development in the future, according to the report.

Sample Delivery Startups

Several startups leverage technology to offer food and last-mile delivery services, encompassing groceries, products, and parcels for their customers. 

  1. Eshi Express

Eshi Express, a last-mile delivery courier company founded in 2017, offers a wide range of logistics solutions. Their focus is on empowering businesses to concentrate on their core activities. Through optimized processes and innovative technology, Eshi Express tackles the last-mile delivery challenge, aiming to provide convenience, lower costs of goods, and help companies grow without incurring additional expenses.

  1. BeU Delivery

Founded in 2021 BeU is a food delivery platform that aims to deliver food products for its clients. As of January 2022, beU delivery had 150,000 monthly orders and had around 750 companies with them.

  1. Tikus Delivery

Founded in 2019 Tikus is an Ethiopian on-demand mobile food ordering and delivery service dedicated to connecting customers with local restaurants.

  1. Garri Logistics

Founded in 2021 Garri Logistics is a tech startup that is modernizing and digitizing a highly inefficient freight logistics industry in Ethiopia.

List of Delivery Startups in Addis Ababa 

Zmall delivery

Deliver Addis

BeU delivery

Tikus Delivery

Horizon Express Service ( Balderasu)

Dasher Delivery service ( Ahadu Express)

Eat ICT Solutions ( Eat Addis)


MoveEt Delivery and Logistics

Eshi Express  

Adeready ( Ezezu Commerce)

Yetem Delivery

Green Addis Delivery ( Metahu delivery)

Platform Technologies ( Cache)


Delivery Hawassa

Che Freight

DEJ Delivery


Ahununu Express

Dejen Technologies (Zelela)

Across Express

Woye Transport

SpareX Ethiopia


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