A Lil Positivity: Black Entrepreneur Launches Ride-Sharing App To Compete With Uber In The U.S. And Africa

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Black Entrepreneur Launches Ride-Sharing App To Compete With Uber

Uber and Lyft are now facing some major competition after Tazanian-born entrepreneur decided to launch Moovn to bring something new to the ride-sharing app world. According to Urban Geekz, Godwin Gabriel’s app is already taking off in Africa.

Moovn is a ride-hailing app that is currently operating in 7 U.S. cities and has plans to rapidly expand in both western and emerging markets. Founded by Tanzanian-born Godwin Gabriel, the mobile application also operates in 3 cities in Africa: Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and Gabriel’s home city, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.

The entrepreneur admitted that his initial launch was “amateurish at best” and states, “It wasn’t until we received investor backing that I was able to hire and collaborate with a team of seasoned developers to transform the platform into what we have today.”

Gabriel says targeting African residents has been a focus since smart phone usage is up in the continent:

It is also a chance to do business in markets that hadn’t been explored by big name brands. “I believe Moovn is changing lives – particularly in Africa and developing markets,” he says. “For instance, drivers earn more on our platform, are reducing idle time and are able to provide and build their communities.”


Read more about Moovn HERE.

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