#4. Ridesharing - How Uber & others are changing mobility in Africa
June 01, 2020
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#4. Ridesharing - How Uber & others are changing mobility in 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 & end with our views on 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:

Bankole’s recommendations & small wins:

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