#45: Gokada - How the mobility tech platform is providing delivery & transportation services across Nigeria
Afrobility: Africa Tech & BusinessJanuary 13, 2022
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#45: Gokada - How the mobility tech platform is providing delivery & transportation services across Nigeria

Overview: Today, we’re going to talk about Gokada - the Nigerian mobility tech platform. We’ll explore the Gokada story across 5 areas:

  1. African ridesharing context
  2. Gokada's launch, early history, growth over time & fundraising
  3. Product & monetization strategy
  4. Competitive positioning & potential exit options
  5. Overall outlook

This episode was recorded on Jan 9, 2022.


Companies discussed: Gokada, GoJek, Max.ng, Pathao, Bolt, Uber & Jumia


Business concepts discussed: Mobility, logistics, delivery, bike-sharing, Super Apps, Transportation & Logistics


Conversation highlights:

  • (01:00) - Gokada context
  • (06:50 - Bike-sharing platforms in other markets - GoJek
  • (08:30) - Nigeria transportation context
  • (37:00) - Gokada founding & early history
  • (51:00) - Fundraising & growth
  • (58:00) - Product & monetization strategy
  • (1:17:00) - Competition & exit options
  • (1:25:13) - Olumide’s overall thoughts & outlook
  • (1:33:45) - Bankole’s overall thoughts & outlook
  • (1:43:44) - Recommendations & small wins


Olumide:

  • Recommendation: How Airlines quietly became banks: Wonderful video that matches a bunch of my interests. Reward programs + corporate finance. Sweet!
  • Recommendation: 9 things I learned about Productivity this year (David Cain). Amazing article about productivity and procrastination
  • Win: Got Logitech Brio & started using Windows Hello
  • Other content: Lagos BRT case study
  • Interested in investing in Africa Tech with Olumide: Read about Adamantium fund & contact me at olumide@afrobility.com
  • Founders looking for funding: If you're a B2B founder working on Education, Health, Finance or Food, please contact me for funding at olumide@afrobility.com


Bankole:


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