Market Research

Data collection in the emerging markets made easy

Access Insights

Digitally access, aggregate and derive insight from consumer opinions and behaviors with data collection design, programming and reporting support.

Access Anywhere

Cost-effective rapid engagement with consumers located in some of the most difficult to access places in the world.

Access Anyone

Data collection services with sample management using proprietary user acquisition techniques and predictive modeling to interact with the desired segments.

Our Products

Data Collection Activies

Automated Data Activities

You can specify market research demographics and quotas required, and Bamba will automatically execute the necessary Data Gathering Activities to collect, consolidate,and deliver the needed data.


You can conduct two-way standardized communication to your target audience using any electronic form of communication including SMS, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Facebook's FreeBasics, Web Surveys and the Bamba Android App.

Tracking Studies

You can periodically engage a dedicated Bamba Panel of Participants to gain insight into behavioural, socio-economic or opinion trends.

Our Value

Paid Participation

Instant mobile airtime payout directly on participant's phone on 400 telcos in 122 countries.

Unique Demographics

Highly Engineered User Acquisition Algorithm to obtain targeted demographics.

Response Rate

Predictive Engine to determine the most optimal demographics to maximize participation.


Draw participant panel to gain deeper insight.

Free to Engage

SMS cost is refunded to user upon any data contribution.


One place to ask any series of questions to multiple demographics across the world's emerging markets.


AGRA monitors its agriculture projects leveraging both the mobile and web applications. They use reports and dashboards for decision making including release of funding.
Adam Smith International
Adam Smith International monitors 38,000 teachers attendance using the SMS Broadcast, SMS Survey and SMS Chat products
Twiga Fruits
Twiga Fruits uses the Bamba's supply chain solution to track produce from farmer collection to export using mobile technology.
Aga Khan Foundation
Aga Khan Foundation uses the SMS and web-based technology to monitor school attendance of 20,000+ students in 360+ schools.
AMREF used Bamba to monitor its project data in a central platform. The system gathers regional data and produces dashboards for decision making.
Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide uses SMS technology to monitor 10,000 students in 188 schools in rural communities.
Diamond Trust Bank
Diamond Trust Bank uses Bamba's solutions to monitor daily performance of its branches across Kenya.
Narobi Airport Services
Nairobi Airport Services uses Bamba to monitor its various business functions.
Sadolin uses our SMS Broadcast solution to promote new products and services to their customers.
UK Aid
UKAid funds several of Bamba's clients.
IPSOS Synovate
Ipsos is Africa's largest market research company using Bamba for rapid targeted surveys in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
STEERS uses our SMS Broadcast solution to promote new products and services to their customers.
Kantar is the second largest market research firm in the World leveraging the Bamba solution throughout Africa.
Top 5 Global Consulting Firm
One of the world's largest and most prestigious consulting firms uses Bamba for rapid demographic and data acquisition.
Symvasi uses Bamba to do rapid consumer research.
EMI Research
EMI Research Solutions is a global market research firm working with Bamba to procure rapid targeted demographics for sampling.
Comperis GmbH
Comperis GmbH is a full service market research firm using the Bamba technology in South Africa.
TechnoServe is working towards their mission of poverty alleviation by using Bamba's technology to conduct research entailing the tracking of farmer yields.
Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a global humanitarian aid agency using the Bamba technology while working in areas experiencing a natural disaster, economic collapse, or conflict.
University of Zurich
The University of Zurich is conducting rapid incentive-based research in remote African locations using Bamba's technology.
Nature Conservancy
Protects Earth's natural resources and beauty. They use Bamba for critical research activities to inform policy, such as human-wildlife conflict tracking and changing attitudes towards protected fauna

Fun Facts

We guarantee real-time results, reports and continuous user engagement.

Initiated Surveys
People Impacted
SMS Interactions

Meet The Team

Al Ismaili,

Co-Founder & CEO

Faiz Hirani

Co-Founder & CTO

Shehzad Tejani

Co-Founder & VP

Get in Touch

Bamba is always happy to hear from you. Please ask us for a free consultation of your data gathering requirement.

Contact Details
Washington DC, USA
Washington DC, USA.
1342 Florida Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20009

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Washington DC, USA
+1 760​ ​ 985​ ​ 6889
Toronto, Canada
Toronto, Canada.
4 Beamish Court,
Brampton Ontario,
L6P 0X8 Canada

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Toronto, Canada
Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya.
05 The Crescent Road,
Unit #2, Westlands,
P.O. Box 14048 (00400)
Nairobi, Kenya,
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Nairobi, Kenya
+254 722 155 519
+254 795 502 009
+254 724 007 162