#4: African Mobility Tech (Uber, Taxify & others) - How ridesharing is changing transportation across Africa
June 01, 2020
4
00:52:49120.93 MB

#4: African Mobility Tech (Uber, Taxify & others) - How ridesharing is changing transportation across Africa

Overview: In this episode, we discuss ridesharing in Sub-Saharan Africa. We’ll start discussing the state of transportation in major cities, talk about the entry, impact & business models of ridesharing platforms & the future outlook of ridesharing platforms Companies discussed: Uber, Bolt / Taxify & OPay (Opera Pay) Business concepts discussed: Customer segmentation, product localization & marketplace differentiation Conversation highlights: (00:30) - Transportation and Mobility context in sub-Saharan African cities (04:35) - Uber history and entry into Africa via South Africa (09:05) - Uber’s advantages in African markets (11:00) - Uber’s adaptations to succeed in African markets (16:00) - Uber in Africa offering lower cost vs higher cost options in African cities (21:40) - How drivers in African cities choose between different services (22:55) - Ridesharing companies and government relations (27:00) - Ridesharing competition in Nigeria (33:00) - “Driver-friendly” vs “Rider-friendly” ridesharing services (36:50) - Ridesharing business models in Nigeria (39:15) - OPay (Opera Pay) competition (40:15) - Bankole’s overall thoughts and outlook (42:25) - Olumide’s overall thoughts and outlook Olumide’s recommendations & small wins: Recommendation: Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index Recommendation: Khan Academy bankruptcy video Other content mentioned: China Tech Podcast Bankole’s recommendations & small wins: Recommendation: The future of work is not all that remote (by Byrne Hobart) We’d love to hear from you. If you have feedback, topics you’d like to hear, or just want to say hello, please email info@afrobility.com Find more episodes at Afrobility.com