A suitable startup

Pivot, Cross-Border, Repeat: The Unusual Trajectory of South Africa’s Aerobotics

October 13, 2020

Which African tech companies are among the continent’s most valuable and most rated startups? The smart money is probably on the likes of Cellulant, Jumia, Flutterwave, JUMO, Andela, Takealot, Twiga, and Paystack.

Besides being some of the best-funded African startups, those companies are among those making a recognisable dent. It might even be said that these businesses have all defined technology and defied structure to make big things happen.

But if the key criterion is “defining technology and defying structure to make big things happen,” the aforementioned startups would probably share the podium with a ‘less vocal and less visible’ enterprise that could be considered “Africa’s most valuable undervalued startup and the continent’s most rated underrated tech company.”

That ‘wild card cum dark horse’ profile seems best-suited to one South African startup whose entire value proposition and even its very name gives off “moonshot vibes.”

Enter: Aerobotics

If that name d...

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