Technology

“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

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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
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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.

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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.