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Daniel Yu Founder and CEO at Sokowatch


Daniel Yu is the founder and CEO of Sokowatch, an e-commerce platform for informal retail shops in urban Africa. Through his work with Sokowatch, Daniel has received international recognition as the winner of the Prince of Wales Young Entrepreneur Prize, designation by the White House as an Emerging Global Entrepreneur, and as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs. Prior to founding Sokowatch, Daniel worked as software developer and previously attended the University of Chicago where he focused on International Studies and Linguistics before dropping out to pursue Sokowatch fulltime.

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