About us

Kountable is a global trade and technology platform

We bring trust, transparency and end-to-end digital transformation to supply chains where local distributors and suppliers (who are often small) buy goods from global enterprise-level suppliers and supply large local buyers. Kountable's ecosystem-building approach supports, streamlines and accelerates business between qualified but underserved small local distributors, global multinational suppliers, institutional funders, local and international banks and logistics providers to get important projects done for governments, foundations, NGOs and corporates and increase access at scale to life-changing medical supplies, technology and industrial equipment.

Our Technology

Kountable has created and will evolve a data and processing platform representing a secure system of record for our global trades. In the platform we have emphasized the security and integrity of data as well as audit transparency. The platform is also constructed from the ground up to support flexible business practices, governance and risk constraints to include complete isolation of third-party data. The platform also emphasizes workflow integration with our partners via our secure, managed API.

Our Technology

Kountable’s platform is primarily used for trade business development and trade management. Trade business development enables local suppliers and distributors to build a profile and digitally represent their business, reputation, credentials, and verified capabilities. Trade management gives local suppliers, and distributors access to sufficient trade capital and project management tools for scale and commercial repeatability. Trade management also gives sellers clear demand signals and enterprise and government buyers consistent logistic accountability and transparency.

Kountable’s cloud software is architected for instant setup and self-serve value and emphasizes the security and integrity of data as well as audit transparency. The software supports tens of thousands of customers and is scalable and elastic to demand.

The Opportunity

Kountable is the first company to unlock a green field opportunity to securely bring trillions of dollars of newly vetted and validated, measured, fully auditable SME-executed business to the ERPs of enterprise-level buyers and sellers. The data we generate can be used to improve projections, create pricing efficiencies, effectively measure demand, and provide auditable, real-time trackable execution strategies that meet ESG, SDG, DBE and impact goals for large scale projects.

The Opportunity

Kountable is the first company to unlock a green field opportunity to securely bring trillions of dollars of vetted and validated, measured, fully auditable small enterprise-executed business to the ERPs of enterprise-level buyers and sellers. The data we generate can be used to improve projections, create pricing efficiencies, effectively measure demand, and provide auditable, real-time trackable execution strategies that meet ESG, SDG, DBE and impact goals, while supporting small business growth. Many of these strategies can also be implemented using the marketplace, education, communication and tracking capabilities of the platform.

Our guiding principles

Kountable builds and runs trading ecosystems that coordinate various members' needs for products, purpose and profits to solve global distribution problems at scale, better resourcing more of humanity to improve their own lives and the lives of others. Here are some of the core principles that shape our approach.

An illustration of a woman's bust and a badge showing certification for greater access

Good actors earn greater access

We believe in working with those who act in ways that help us succeed together.

An illustration of a flexing arm next to graph data

Do what you do best and free up others to do what they do best

We start by recognizing each stakeholders' strengths and their potential to contribute to something much bigger and build an ecosystem to allow this to happen.

icon of a small business on the top of a globe indicating the immeasurable value of as small business

Small businesses are not small business.

There is immeasurable value, economic and otherwise, in integrating the world’s best small, local distributors into the global economy in ways that allow their impact to be seen at scale.

our LOCAL TEAMS

Come talk to us

The streets of San Francisco with the trolly in the foreground and the SF Bridge in the background visible through a row of skyscrapers.

San Francisco

The Nairobi city scape light by the light of buildings at night.

NAirobi

A brightly colored city-center of Kigali at dusk.

Kigali

A canal at sunset in the Hague, Netherlands.

The HaguE

Our Leadership

Portrait of Chris Hale, CEO & Co-founder of Kountable

Chris Hale

CEO & Co-founder
Portrait of Catherine Nomura, President & Co-founder of Kountable

Catherine Nomura

President & Co-founder
A portrait of Danielle Russell, Head of Product at Kountable

Talal Mahmud

Chief Risk Officer
A portrait of Joel Onodera, VP of Finance at Kountable

Joel Onodera

VP of Finance
A portrait of Jed Ritchey, General Counsel at Kountable

Jed Ritchey

General Counsel
A portrait of Danielle Russell, Head of Product at Kountable

Richard Essex

Director Kountable Capital Solutions
A portrait of Danielle Russell, Head of Product at Kountable

Danielle Russell

Head of Product

Our East Africa Team

Peris Kinyanjui

TRADE SUCCESS MANAGER, KENYA

Brenda Oyier

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, KENYA

David Guthua

TRADE SPECIALIST, KENYA

Consolata Muthoni

INTAKE COORDINATOR, KENYA

Peter Githongo


TRADE SPECIALIST, KENYA

Queensheba Ombewa

Finance and Trade Specialist, Kenya

Kanana Kithinji

East Africa Trade Manager

Shime Baligira

Finance Director, Rwanda

Lise Umutoni

TRADE SPECIALIST, RWANDA
Our Advisors

James Blom

Corporate Development
Position A Partners, Guardtime

Michael Hokenson

Asset Management
Community Investment Management (CIM)

Pete Hartigan

GRC
Marketplace Funds, SoFi

Steve Robinson

Supply Chain
Starbucks, Walmart

Michael Vrontamitis

Trade Finance
Standard Chartered
The Last word...

because we wouldn't be us without people like this.

"Kountable allows us to further our competitive advantage and enhance our vision"

Venantie Mukarivuze

Managing Director, Biopharmacia Co Ltd