Copia empowers... 

Three billion people. Middle and 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 Tim Steel and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.  With a stellar background in logistics, Tim is a seasoned business leader with ambitions to build a significant, high impact, global business starting in his own country. 
Copia was founded by Tracey Turner, an admired business executive and proven serial social entrepreneur and Jonathan Lewis, a luminary in the field of social entrepreneurship as well as an award winning author.  Tracey serves as the Company's Chairman along with the following board members: Peter van As, a partner at Phatisa and former Unilever/Diageo/Smollen executive with extensive experience in retail distribution throughout Africa; Dr. Jerry Held, a Silicon Valley veteran who has advised dozens of early stage companies; Chuck Rozwat, a senior executive at Oracle and global technology leader; Tim Chege, a Kenyan based senior executive, and Shakir Merali, who represents Copia's lead investor, LGT Capital.   



Got 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 team of this exciting high-growth company.  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 Ann Mwihaki at



Copia Global


3 Palmer Ct, Tiburon, CA 94920 USA



Kaka House, 4th Floor, Nairobi Kenya