Treepz is one of Africa’s leading shared mobility startups and has established itself with close to 10,000 daily rides completed on its platform.
Speaking at the event, co-founders of Loud Hailer and GIIG, Jo Griffiths and Caitlin Nash said: “We know that a lot of those solutions sit here on the African continent. We believe that we can unlock Africa’s growth a lot faster and position it as the tech continent of the future, with these proof points over a few years time.”
In 2021, the Global Startups Awards expanded into Africa with focus on finding the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aligned technology innovation solutions with 55 countries competing in 12 categories, including agricultural technology, health technology, industrial technology and women in technology.
“This year, some winning startups will get funding for their social, environmental or economic impact on the African continent in three areas, while endorsements will continue to help Treepz to contribute its fair share to the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) making cities more resilient and sustainable,” he said.
In the last three months, alone, Treepz has effectively saved planet earth 519,792 KG of Co2 emissions across Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda, as a result of passengers sharing rides with Treepz-powered vehicles instead of drive their individual cars.
As the company begins its 60-day countdown to three wholesome years, it is important to note that Treepz has achieved remarkable milestones in bookings within 30 months of operations and expanding to Ghana and Uganda with the acquisition of Stabus and Ugabus in both countries.
Today, Treepz has the number one market share in Ghana and Uganda in less than a year in both countries and was also one of the few startups to receive government approval for its operations in Lagos, while recently closing out state partnerships to expand across the African continent.