“We don’t want to bring Silicon Valley to Africa, we want to take Africa to Silicon Valley” - Ashish J. Thakkar

Connected Africa

Mara is developing an eco-system of online and mobile tech platforms designed to connect Africans across the continent via:

Social media: a diversified internet and mobile company focused on emerging markets

E-commerce: African e-commerce platform with a focus on a B2C marketplace for general merchandise

Last mile logistics: An innovative last mile logistics platform to connect African products with African consumers

Mara Social Media

A suite of social media platforms that include jobs, chat and mentor.

  • Mara Mentor- open social forum for entrepreneurs and industry experts
  • Mara Chat -chat, doodle and file/location sharing communication app
  • Mara Trends -fashion and entertainment focused social network
  • Mara Jobs -service marketplace for blue collar workers and employers
Mara Shopping

Mara Shopping aims to be the leading African e-commerce that will give consumers access to international and local brand and ensure quick and fast deliveries.

Mara Xpress

The logistics division of the Mara Group has been built to provide an unequalled service offering. Leveraging state-of-the-art technology, Mara Xpress offers a unique last mile delivery solution, including incredibly narrow delivery windows, real time and proactive order tracking, more choice than you can handle and a team that focuses on you, all right here in Dubai.