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African fashion is not reaching its fans! Geleyi provides an online platform to showcase and market African fashion, and incubate designers.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Fashion
  • Location Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2012
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Geleyi [gel-ay-ee] provides a custom-made web-platform application for online commerce dedicated to showcase the beauty of African-inspired designs and incubator services for African fashion designers. Geleyi aggregates designers to market and sell their collections directly to a wider clientele who love African fashions. Geleyi primarily works with the U.S.-based designers targeting the U.S. consumers. Geleyi makes African fashion accessible.


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    Maki Nakata
    Co-Founder, Business & Marketing

    Maki Nakata is a Master of International Business student and an entrepreneur-in-residence at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Her professional expertise includes retail strategy, financial planning, and consulting for retail and consumer goods sectors. Through professional and personal experiences, she has developed unique sensitivity to fashion and artistic designs as well as business acumen, analytical skills, and entrepreneurship.

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    Dele Omotosho
    Co-Founder, Product Development & Technology

    Dele Omotosho is an experienced software engineer and an African fashion expert. He has multiple experiences in developing software for large global corporations and other open sources ( Originally from Nigeria, he has identified unique opportunities to connect his skills, background, and his passion for African fashion and entrepreneurial venture. Mr. Omotosho holds BA in economics and IT. (