Copia empowers... 

A billion people. Low-income people at the base of the economic pyramid in the developing world. The world looks elsewhere for fortune. We know better.


copia mobilizes

Copia’s ecommerce app transforms them into empowered global consumers. Like Amazon, but better.

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copia delivers

 Right to the village.  No address, no problem. Like FedEx, but better.


copia runs

 Don’t walk.  Run.  We have a billion people waiting for us.  Don’t just talk about changing the world.  Do it.


Customers visit their local shop, browse through the Copia products and place orders with the shopkeeper using the Copia app.
Customers pay the shopkeeper for the value of the goods paying in one lump sum or in small installments on a “layaway” plan.
The shopkeeper uses a mobile payment system to pay Copia for the ordered products.
Copia delivers the goods to the shopkeeper within 48 hrs for peri-urban locations and within 1 week for rural locations.
Once the customer receives the order, the shopkeeper receives a commission from Copia. 



The Company is led by CEO Crispin Murira and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.  A native Kenyan and fluent Swahili speaker, Crispin is a seasoned entrepreneur with ambitions to build a significant, high impact, global business starting in his own country. 
Copia was founded by Jonathan C. Lewis and Tracey Turner, both business executives and proven successful social entrepreneurs.  Peter van As, a former Unilever executive with extensive experience in retail distribution throughout Africa, serves as Special Strategic Advisor to Crispin and as a Board Member.  Dr. Jerry Held, a Silicon Valley veteran who has advised the growth of dozens of early stage companies,  Armeane Choksi, an international development expert and former leader of the World Bank and Darlene Daggett, former President of QVC U.S. Commerce also serve on the Board.  



Got early stage entrepreneurial energy? Ready for a muddy boots experience?  Want to build the next Amazon on the new frontier?  Copia is looking for a few great, innovative people to join the founding team of this exciting start up.  To apply, please submit a cover letter (in the form of a detailed email) explaining your interest in the company along with your resume to Crispin Murira at



Copia Global


3 Palmer Ct, Tiburon, CA 94920 USA



Kaka House, 4th Floor, Nairobi Kenya