Singapore’s ride-hailing firm Gozem launches in Benin,
Motorcycle taxi-hailing firm Gozem has launched its operations in Cotonou, Benin. The firm which is currently on pan-African expansion move also plans to expand to additional African markets.
The firm has partnered with Atlantic Assurance firm to provide insurance to its drivers and passengers in Benin.
“We are pleased to offer our partner drivers and passengers insurance to guarantee their safe travel. This formalized partnership with Atlantique is an excellent illustration of the method used by Gozem to support its drivers in the professionalization of their profession while protecting our customers,” said Pierrick Houée, Country Manager of Gozem Benin.
Gozem, founded by a Singapore-based Swiss entrepreneur is backed by Reengine Ventures, and is focused on West & Central Africa. The firm is set to launch in Gabon, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, and Mali, then later expand into Ghana, Nigeria, and Rwanda to make it Africa’s biggest transportation app.
The firm also plans to launch new verticals such as food and last-mile delivery, mobile banking to its platform to be Africa’s Grab or Go-Jek in Africa.
GoZem, one of the latest ride-hailing companies in Africa, launched in Togo in November 2018 and allows users to digitally book for rides when they want to travel by motorcycle.