Tuverl, a public transport booking service from Zimbabwe has launched to make road travel in the country and across Africa awesome again.
Launched by Harvard graduates Hope Ndhlovu Co-Founder and CEO and Bahlakoana Mabetha, Co-Founder and CTO, Harvard University, Tuverl makes travel to more destinations of your choice cheaper, faster and more convenient.
Ndhlovu says Tuverl aims to bring sanity in the broken public transport services industry across Africa using technology.
The app allows public transport operators to sign on its platform at a fee and manage their fleets, accept payments and track their vehicles anywhere on the road. Passengers or commuters use the app to track the buses and minibuses, book for trips, hail taxis and pay via their mobile phones from wherever they are.
The cashless platform is a welcome move in a very fragmented and disorganized public transport sector across Africa where there are no schedules and commuters move at the mercy of the operators who have to wait until they can fill their vehicle with passengers.
Introducing online booking and cashless payments will also reduce fraud and give revenue to their bus and mininus owners.
Tuverl has signed up 30 public transport operators in Zimbabwe and is set to expand across the country and all over the continent. Tuverl was selected as a Startup Battlefield finalist at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 conference.
“We are pitching next week for a grand prize of US$100,000 in equity-free prize money and the attention of tier-1 investors and global press.Founders from around the world will be connecting in remotely to pitch live on the virtual TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 stage. The selected startups have undergone a rigorous application process, with a 2% acceptance rate.We will be launching the stable version of the Tuverl App live on stage. We are very excited for this new challenge,” said Ndlovu.