Founded by Tanzanian-American Godwin Gabriel, Moovn is a black-owned international ride hailing platform taking on Uber, Lyft and Didi in the US, UAE and across Africa.
Moovn, which launched in Tanzania last year recently partnered with Vodacom on data and payments as it mulls expansion into Kenya and South Africa to fulfill its mission to become a dominant global ride hailing player since its launch in 2015 in Seattle. In Kenya, Moovn will take on Safaricom-backed Little, Taxify, Mondo Rides and MaraMoja.
Moovn which is in 35 cities in North America is projecting to be in a total of 105 cities by the beginning of 2018 allowing users to pre-schedule trips up to a month in advance plus ability to allow users hail cars, motorcycles and tuk tuks or tricycles among others.
“Moovn is an application that enables you to book an exclusive driver on demand or in advance. Our application or web-based booking platform enables you to easily request a ride at the comfort of your desktop, tablet or mobile phone,” says the firm.
The app lets users pay for services using cash, mobile money or credit cards and is live in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Vancouver, Washington, Dar-Es-Salaam and is set to launch in Dubai, Johannesburg and Nairobi.
The app charges drivers a flat commission per ride and has no surge pricing regardless of the demand or supply.