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Chowdeck

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On-demand food delivery for Africa

Founded in October 2021, currently based in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous city, Chowdeck is an on-demand food delivery service and marketplace where people can purchase their favourite meals from a wide range of restaurants. Whether local or continental, customers can buy food in a few short steps and have it delivered to their doorstep in under 30 minutes. Chowdeck is on a mission to empower restaurants in Africa to deliver meals to customers anywhere and anytime. Part of our unique offering to the restaurants listed on our marketplace is that we’ll help them grow, and so far, most of the restaurants we work with can boast of this achievement. With their help and the help of an ambitious team of relentless and fearless riders, we’ve delivered over 80,000 meals in the last six months in two major cities in Lagos. We’ve come this far because we’re passionate about understanding the teething pains of delivery service in Africa and believe strongly in a world where ordering a meal is seamless.

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Chowdeck - The easiest and fastest way to deliver food in Africa

Meet Chowdeck, the app that makes it easy for people in Africa to order food from their favourite restaurants
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Chowdeck
Founded:2021
Team Size:14
Location:Lagos, Nigeria

Active Founders

Femi Aluko

Femi is the co-founder and CEO of Chowdeck. He was a former Principal Engineer at Paystack, an African payments company acquired by Stripe in 2020. When he started at Paystack in 2017 (as the fifth engineer and the first Core Payments Engineer), he was responsible for building the core payment infrastructure for multiple payment methods. As a Principal Engineer, he was in charge of designing multiple core systems like the circuit breaker for routing over 100k transactions daily.

Femi Aluko
Femi Aluko
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Olumide Ojo

Olumide is co-founder and CTO of Chowdeck. Olumide has spent the better part of the last five years working in African fintech companies across various individual contributor and leadership roles such as Technical Lead, Engineering Manager, and, more recently, Principal Engineer at Paystack. His contributions span the entire technical stack from backend to frontend and beyond.

Olumide Ojo
Olumide Ojo
Chowdeck

Lanre Yusuf

Lanre is the co-founder and COO of Chowdeck. He is a former Engineering Lead at Crown Interactive where he led a team of software engineers in developing and managing business support solutions for a leading power utility company in Nigeria.

Lanre Yusuf
Lanre Yusuf
Chowdeck