Daniel Yu is the founder and CEO of Sokowatch (formerly known as Reliefwatch), a platform for organizations in the developing world to track essential supplies and other last mile data through basic mobile phones. Sokowatch has already been launched in three countries with over 14 million units of medical supplies digitized to date and is the process of expanding to four new countries across Africa and the Americas.
Daniel started Sokowatch after witnessing pervasive product stockouts and expirations while living in rural Egypt. Prior to founding Reliefwatch, Daniel worked as a programmer and Chief Technical Officer for several early-stage startups in New York and Chicago and attended the University of Chicago where he focused on International Studies and Arabic. Through his work with Sokowatch, Daniel has been awarded with numerous international honors, including the Prince of Wales Young Entrepreneurs Award and was recently recognized at the White House as an Emerging Global Entrepreneur.