Anup Akkihal

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2016


This profile was prepared when Anup Akkihal was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2016.
The New Idea
Anup believes adaptive technology combined with trust-based human networks will liberate last mile supply chains from inefficiencies, ensuring reliable accessibility of “essential” and “social” goods to the most remote areas in developing countries.

Co-founding Logistimo, Anup and his colleagues created a technology platform to improve coordination, accountability and better decisions across human networks – thereby reinforcing trust and collaborative opportunities in existing, yet fragmented and isolated value chains where each actor (e.g. wholesalers, retailers, distributors) functions on personal interest and partial information. The system opportunistically provides actionable information to all actors in the form of optimal order guidances, stock out warnings, and other alerts; thereby creating opportunities to optimize the chain, minimize losses, and ensure delivery of products at the right time, place and quality.

Logistimo open sources their technology, insights, and deployment methodologies. Envisioning them selves as the “Linux” of low-resource logistics, Logistimo promotes adaptation of their technology and implementation in new regions and industry sectors, enabling anyone to build their own value chain.
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