Nairobi, Nov. 25 -- Software developer Daniel Yu saw a gap in manufacturers' distribution chains and decided to fix it - building a platform to help retailers order goods.

What the US-born techie started while vacationing in Egypt has grown into the fastest-growing company in Africa, according to the inaugural FT annual ranking of Africa's fastest-growing companies.

The Wasoko founder and CEO spoke to the Business Daily about Wasoko's meteoric rise, his decision to set up in Kenya after exploring many different markets and his view of the tech industry.

When you started, did you think you would get to where you are today?

Absolutely not. The original idea was just something that I came up with as a software developer when I was spendi...