Exploring Leapdroid, Ethiopia’s Pioneering Force in the Software App Industry

From its historical heritage to its bustling economy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is well-known for many things. Of late, it has started gaining recognition for another major contributor – the Information Technology sector. Many IT companies have set up their headquarters in Addis Ababa, contributing to the vibrant culture, growth, and technological advancement of the city. This article takes a closer look at some of these companies, their founding teams, and the services they provide.

With the advent of technology and globalization, the Ethiopian IT Industry has witnessed a significant transformation. Companies from various industry segments such as EdTech, FinTech, Software Engineering, and Telecommunications have emerged, providing world-class services to both local and global customers. Despite facing numerous challenges in their early stages, these companies have proven their resilience and strategic aptitude by overcoming them and establishing themselves as noteworthy players in the Information Technology sector.

These companies also play a significant role in shaping the future of Ethiopia’s IT industry by elevating the technological literacy levels, providing employment opportunities, and ushering in advanced IT solutions for the Ethiopian market. Let’s take a closer look at these game-changers whose technological innovation is changing the face of Ethiopia.


Founded by Amadou Daffe and Hiruy Amanuel, Gebeya operates in the challenging crossroads of EdTech, Information Technology, Marketplace, Software Engineering, and Training. This pan-African Freelance Talent Marketplace company aims to contribute to Africa’s digital transformation and leverage continental and global job opportunities for African talent. You can learn more about them on their @gebeyatalent Twitter page, Facebook page, or their LinkedIn profile.

Ethio Telecom

As one of the prominent players in the Information Technology, Internet, and Telecommunications industry, Ethio telecom provides comprehensive telecommunications solutions throughout Ethiopia. Keep up with Ethio Telecom through their Twitter page @ethiotelecom, Facebook page, or LinkedIn profile.


Chapa, a global data engineering technology-based service provider, was founded by Israel Goytom Birhane and Nael Hailemariam. The company primarily focuses on solving payment problems securely for businesses and governmental organizations in developing East African countries. They are on Facebook and LinkedIn.

(h3)Ablaze Labs

Established by Abel Bizuayehu and Robel Mesfin, Ablaze Labs aims to bring innovative IT solutions to Ethiopia. They can be found on @ablazelabs on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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