Cairo-Based Startup ‘SWVL’ Offers An App That Allows Customers To Book Rides On Buses And Vans In Their Network.
| < 1 minute read
- Industry: Transport and Travel
- Funding: $80M
- Investors: Dash ventures
- Headquarter: Egypt
Taking you from point A to point B in the city is now easier than ever. No need to wait at the bus stop all day just to get that bus. Find out when it is arriving, where it will stop, and get to that place at the right time. Swvl is a premium bus booking app that lets you book fixed-rate rides on buses and vans in your area.
It allows people to share a ride either in a van or on a bus in the morning and evening. You can easily book a ride at an affordable rate with Swvl mobile app. Swvl is currently available in Cairo, Alexandria, and Nairobi. The startup connects commuters with private buses, allowing them to reserve seats on these buses and pay the fare through the company’s mobile app. The buses available on Swvl operate on fixed routes (or lines). Swvl does not own the buses or employs the drivers but has signed a contract to help drivers and operators with financing of the vehicles. The company has recently also partnered with Ford to have its operators use Ford Transit minibus as the preferred vehicle of choice.
Suprotik Sinha is the Content Writer with Synkrama Technologies. He writes about technologies and startups in the global enterprise space. An animal lover, Suprotik, is a postgraduate from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC) Pune. He carries 6+ years of experience in Content Writing, and he also worked in mainstream broadcast media, where he worked as a Journalist with Ibn7 ( now known as News18 India) and Zee Media in Mumbai.