In commemoration of its three years of operation, Treepz, Africa’s leading shared-mobility startup is set to launch Business Treepz, a new service aimed at providing staff bus solutions and bus rental service in a structured, accessible, and predictable manner for corporate organizations including companies, schools, tour operators and individuals.
The shared-mobility startup made the announcement on Friday, September 16, 2022, while stating that Business Treepz takes away the pain for organizations and individuals who want to rent or hire a high-quality bus for their companies, schools or events.
According to the founders, the new service promises to provide customers with the same high standards that Treepz is known for in making commuting better for its customers using its technology.
It will also help organizations to better manage their business operations by providing them with fleet management solutions backed by technology and data. In turn, these organizations will save time and money while improving the efficiency of their own services.
With Treepz, Parents can now track the commute of their kids to school and back, making sure they’re safe during their journey.
Tour companies no longer have to worry about conveying their clients around the city or between cities – they can simply order a bus through Business Treepz and enjoy peace of mind while on vacation!
Speaking on the launch of the new service, the Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Treepz, Onyeka Akumah said, “We are excited about launching Business Treepz today because following up on the feedback from our customers, we can better fulfil the requirements of organizations looking to benefit from our high quality transportation service that also allows the use of technology through our app or websites in Africa.
We are focused on growing our partnerships with businesses and schools to make sure more Africans can move comfortably and safely to wherever they have to go driven by our technology and data.”
Business Treepz is an online platform for users to book a bus tailored to their specific needs with just one click, without having to go through numerous rental platforms or pay exorbitant amounts of money.
The service has been designed with the user’s convenience and comfort in mind and will give them access to all types of bus options. Users can choose from a variety of vehicles which allows them to get a bus to get around town easily.
Business Treepz has so far partnered with top organizations, startups and tour companies including Reddington Schools, Wakanow, Tek Experts all in Nigeria, while the likes of Charter House (organizers of Miss Malaika) and MTN in Ghana have also enjoyed its service.
The largest musical event in East Africa with close to 20,000 in attendance called Nyege Nyege Music festival has also been powered by Treepz for transportation needs.
In its pilot phase over the last 3 months, Business Treepz currently provides transportation for 2,000 children in schools daily while making provisions for over 1,500 employees of companies similar to a staff bus solution but with data. With its full launch, the company is excited about the prospects of growing its client base significantly.
Treepz (2019 – To Date)
Following its launch on September 16, 2019 under the name Plentywaka, but rebranded as Treepz in 2021, the shared-mobility startup has launched in 16 Nigerian states and expanded to Ghana and Uganda after the acquisition of Stabus and Ugabus.
In the same 2019, Treepz improved its user experience as it unveils a new app, upgraded its app again to reduce road decongestion, and further expanded its service route.
Six months after its launch, Treepz completed a 100,000 milestone journey. In 2020, it launched its b2c platform following the ease on the lockdown and then went ahead to raise $300,000 in pre-seed funding led by EMFATO, Microtraction and Niche Capital.
In the same 2020, Treepz completed over 190,000 journey. In 2021, Treepz entered into several partnerships, including Libra Motors, GUO Transport, CMS T&M, Autochek.
Early this year, Treepz celebrated 1 million bookings. Focusing on Treepz recent accomplishments, the company won the Global Startup Awards in Africa beating over 7,000 startups to win the category of Industrial Tech company of the year.
It has also completed more than 2 million customer journeys with over 150,000 registered riders and over 2,000 heroes across East and West Africa.
Now in its 3rd year of operation, Treepz is establishing itself daily as the leading shared mobility platform on the African continent and boasts of investors like Google, Techstars, SOSV, LoftyInc and several other reputable VCs to scale its operations.
On the 3rd anniversary celebration, Onyeka said, “We continue to focus on how we build a world-class company that Africans will be proud of its accomplishments in making transportation better on the continent.
To this end, I celebrate my team, co-founders, key stakeholders, partners, riders, heroes/drivers, and everyone who has supported our growth to where we are today.
It’s still day one for us and we go back to the drawing board daily to figure out how we do this incredible work of making transportation better for Africans one country at a time.”
Recounting how the shared-mobility company was founded, Johnny Enagwolor, MD and Co-Founder, Co-founder of Treepz, said, “We wanted to build the largest shared mobility platform that will allow technology to make transportation, predictable, structured, and accessible. Predictable because commuters from the comfort of their homes could check available buses on their routes as well as unoccupied seats”
Johnny further revealed that until the founding of Treepz, there was no government policy for bus hailing in Nigeria. However, according to the MD, the management team drove a conversation with the government that saw Treepz become the first bus-hailing company to obtain a license for operation.
Going forward, Treepz will be focused on expanding its services in the three core markets while seeking partners in new African countries, especially in Southern and Northern Africa,
The company continues to ensure it’s at the forefront of sustainable transportation solutions powered by electric and gas vehicles to save CO2 emissions and there will be more around this in the coming years.
Treepz Inc is Africa’s leading shared mobility platform, using technology to make transportation predictable, structured, and accessible for every African.
With operations in Nigeria, Ghana, and Uganda, Treepz Inc is set to disrupt the transportation sector by moving over 2 million passengers within its first 3 years with unique services focused on shared daily rides and transportation services and software tailored for organizations, schools, and transport businesses.
Treepz has received several awards and recognitions, including the Africa Global Startup Awards for Best Industrial Tech Company in 2022.
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