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- Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon; Arora, NamrataCase HBS-718401-EStrategyFounded in 2012, Jumia Nigeria, a startup effort by Germany-based Rocket Internet, aimed to become an African Amazon. The company entered the nascent market and immediately enjoyed an uptick in consumer spending fueled by the strength of Nigeria's oil-based economy. By 2016, however, Jumia's growth had begun to taper, hindered by plummeting oil prices, the subsequent economic downturn, and the pressure of Nigeria's limited retail ecosystem. In ad...
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