Netwookie

Find a pro you trust

At a Glance

Lack of trust is the primary barrier to new business opportunities in developing economies, resulting in an estimated annual loss of $23 Trillion US in productivity and economic growth for African countries. Small businesses and the clients seeking their services are limited to word-of-mouth referrals to find clients or reliable professionals.

Netwookie solves this problem by digitizing word-of-mouth referrals, using a custom developed trust prediction algorithm based on a customer’s personal contacts. Netwookie provides an online platform that empowers informal workers to find more clients and facilitates end-users finding a reliable and trustworthy professional.

Netwookie offers its services as an app, available from the Google Play store. The service is free for end-users seeking services. User can search for local service providers and professionals. The app tells users how many registered professionals are in their contacts, as well as listing endorsements and providing location information.  Users can then contact the service provider directly and negotiate and contract services and arrange payment through the platform. Netwookie receives a small commission on any services facilitated through the platform.

The company has recently finished a successful pilot with motorbike taxis in Nairobi and is seeking to further develop the platform into other service sectors and scale their business.

Company Profile

Established
2017
Country/Region
France, Kenya, East Africa
Industry
ICT, Software development

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Team

Max Bock

CEO & Co-founder

Fabian Fischer

CTO & Co-founder

Peris Musitia

CFO

Dennis Cheruiyot

COO

Boshiang Jong

CMO