Safi Analytics builds software to drive smart growth for factories worldwide. Safi’s real-time system empowers factories to improve productivity and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). We provide real-time machine data alongside key metrics, SMS alerts, and automatic reporting to give factories visibility into manufacturing Work-in-Progress, from raw material all the way to finished product – the critical piece missing from an ERP. It requires zero integration, is easy to launch and use from a smartphone or computer anywhere, and works across all ages and types of machines. The system is built to be usable and intuitive across the factory team.  

Safi’s award-winning platform is already the leading smart factory software in East Africa – with 30+ factory customers, real-time data streaming from 500+ machines and customers saving 100,000+ USD/yr – and is launching with select customers in Mexico this year. Safi has received innovation awards from both MIT and Stanford University.


Chandaria’s team has provided feedback and guidance from the time Safi was still in the incubation stage and has been incredibly supportive and helpful from our early days. Working with Chandaria is a perfect fit for Safi given our focus on manufacturing, and we couldn’t be happier to get the chance to work together with the Chandaria Capital team!

Co-Founders: Lauren Dunford, Weston McBride

Year Founded: 2017

HQ: Nairobi, Kenya.

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Date published

September 24, 2019