South African logistics startup Droppa has secured a multi-million rand funding round to expand across the country.
Founded by Khathutshelo Mufamadi in 2018, Droppa is an on-demand delivery service that makes it safer and easier to move office or household goods and furniture.
The startup has been expanding its offering over the last year, launching the Droppa Retail B2B platform for retailers, warehouses and small businesses, and introducing Droppa API to allow e-commerce platforms to integrate with Droppa for simple last mile deliveries.
Based in Johannesburg, Droppa plans to expand to more cities across South Africa, including Port Elizabeth and Durban, and that process can now begin after raising funding from IDF Capital. IDF has funded Droppa from its seed stage through its IMIN Accelerator, and has made the further investment after seeing the startup experience quick growth.
The investment will see Droppa penetrate the national logistics market, while it also aims to drive an increase in skill sets for business communication through technological development to ensure constant and uninterrupted two-way communication channels as well as feedback. Part of the Droppa business development plan is to create a booking management system customised per retail sector.