By Tom Jackson
Nigerian ridesharing startup GoMyWay, which is celebrating its second birthday, has experienced a 150 per cent increase in registered members and a 300 per cent increase in the number of seats offered in the last year.
Funded by investors including Konga founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Sim Shagaya and former Amazon and Naspers executive Bill Paladino, GoMyWay connects passengers with car owners going the same route with empty seats to spare, in a bid to provide a solution to transportation problems in Nigeria via a people-powered transportation network.
The startup says it has seen strong growth over the last year, and has now recorded rides shared in 16 states in Nigeria, up from five at its last anniversary. Average seat occupancy is 2.8 people per ride, up from 1.8 in the first year, indicating that car owners on the platform are being connected to more passengers than before.
“Looking back, it is interesting to see how much we have grown. We have seen an increasing acceptance of this concept of ridesharing by Nigerians and are more than glad to be at the forefront,” said GoMyWay chief executive officer (CEO) Damilola Teidi.
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