Kenya has its own ‘Shark Tank,’ but in Africa, the shark does not strike most as the apex predator. No, that title is reserved for the king of the jungle himself, the mighty lion. Hence, Kenya has the Lions’ Den; a successful team of entrepreneurs and business moguls who have a series of successful enterprises under their portfolio. And a Kenyan startup, GetBoda, went into the Den last week and came out with a deal.
GetBoda – motorbike taxi-hailing app
GetBoda is an Uber-like app for hailing ‘boda boda’ a motorbike taxi that has grown quite so popular given their efficiency and on-time delivery. Unlike motorcar taxi, the motorbike can quickly navigate through traffic and the city of Nairobi.
The startup began in 2016 when the co-founders were working at GeoPoll, and their job required them to up and down the city a lot. They quickly realized how valuable motorbike taxis are when you want to beat the chronic traffic that bedevils, not just Nairobi, but virtually all big cities around the world.
It also happened that they had a friend working for one of the …read more