Tesh Mbaabu is an African serial technology entrepreneur who lives to blend commerce and technology. He is the Cofounder and CEO of MarketForce, a B2B Commerce platform that empowers over 200,000 neighbourhood merchants across 5 African markets to source, order and pay for inventory, access financing and earn more by reselling financial services in their communities.
He is a Partner at Mesozi, an information technology holding company offering and investing in tech-enabled solutions across several industries and markets in Africa. As an avid adventure seeker, Tesh also co-founded Cloud9xp, an African leisure experience booking platform. They exited to HotelOnline in 2020.
Prior to founding Mesozi, Tesh was the Founder and Creative Director of a graphic, web and digital design agency, Tesh Technologies Limited(TeshTeq), a venture he started at the age of 18. Through his personal blog, he shares about his journey as a technology entrepreneur, the adventures he undertakes, the people he meets, the books he’s reading, and what he’s learning.
Tesh is a Choiseul 100 Africa Laureate, Business Daily Top 40 under 40 Men Kenya, Top 10 Africa Business Heroes, Harambean, Westerwelle, Alibaba and UN Fellow. He is a graduate of Computer Science from the University of Nairobi.