"Powering African Solutions."

We have a passion for utilizing technology to Untap "Gizuf (Huge)" Opportunities in Africa.


We design solutions for untapped opportunities. At Gizuf, once we’ve identified key common challenges affecting the bigger African community across the continent, we apply different ideation techniques to generate ideas for a solution and define minimum viable features to test the solution.


At this stage, our core team prototypes MVP product, test with selected users and iterate until the full fledged product is released to the world.


After releasing the product, we measure metrics to optimize and scale our infrastructure, marketing and support team to meet the increase demand of our user base


As Gizuf is a social entrepreneur company, we collect and analyze metrics on our product usage to see how the product is making social impact on the target community.


Origin Gizuf Digital was born in January of 2020, by three friends – Bizuneh, Dawit and Nebiyu. It was a destined time to embark on a project which soon snowballed into a full-fledged startup company we joyously have come to see to fruition. We are a dynamic team who have consistently dabbled into different projects for more than 15 years. As we grew into our tech careers from developer to architect, director and management our passion to use our expertise to solve core problems in Africa was ever present.

One fateful afternoon in January of 2020, before news of pandemic hit the world, we began a discussion of a project each of us have been pondering over for some time - An eBook and Audiobook application for African book. We have come to realize how difficult it is to find African books. Our first product AfroRead was born.

We started our journey to create an app for African books. We have identified the core challenges surrounding publishing and distributing book in Africa. We believe sharing knowledge is a key to overcome many of Africa’s challenges, and equipping the next generation of leaders and informed citizens. We have a stablished a state-of-the-art solution that can serve at scale. Along the way we have built a culture of inclusivity and opportunity creation.

We are committed to solving Gizuf(Huge) challenges that will have Gizuf Impact. We will create high skill opportunities in Africa and cultivate a gender balance ecosystem by empowering women in tech, literature and corporate system. We specially strive to work closely with mothers since they have great impact in shaping the young and family.


State-of-the-art solutions to make Gizuf Impact against Gizuf challenges.

The GIZUF Team

Behind those Beautiful Products

The dream team - with the skills to match

Bizuneh Birhan

CEO and Chief Enterprise Architect
A software architect with more than 15 years of US professional IT experience working in Application architecture, Development, and Project management. He is serving as CEO and leading Gizuf’s product development for digital content publishing and distribution platform. He has a master’s degree in computer science from USA and master's degree in information science from AAU, Ethiopia.

Dawit Alemu

Director of Business Development and Chief Mobile Apps Architect
A software engineer with more than 15 years of experience, currently based in Switzerland working for a high-tech medical device's startup as software development lead. Currently leading the mobile applications development effort for Gizuf Digital. He has a master’s degree in computer science from USA and Electrical Engineering degree from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.

Nebiyu Yoseph

Director of Operations and Marketing
A Software Engineer with more than 15 years of Software development experience. Nebiyu has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and bachelor’s degree in economics from George Mason University (GMU). Nebiyu’s development experience spans a wide range of industries including public sector, education and media. Currently Nebiyu is serving as Director of Gizuf Digital Service and leading digital content acquisition and digital marketing.

Yemesrach Y. Daugherty

General Manager at Gizuf Digital Service Ethiopia
Yemesrach(Yemi) Y. Daugherty is a proud mother of four; ages 13–20 yrs old. Yemi brings an extensive business management experience from being a homestying mother, running an impactful daycare business. Yemi also brings extensive project management experience from her last position as a resource coordinator, oversaw a large multi million dollar children’s program at Prestonwood in North Texas. Yemi has also an avid volunteer at her children’s school, church and community. At Gizuf Digital Service PLC., Yemi has brought her dedication and well rounded knowledge, a tangible focus and leadership skill to building relationships and strengthen company vision.
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