DriveMe, Nigeria’s leading mobility technology company, announced the closing of a pre-seed funding round with participation from Niche Capital, FM Capital, and a few local angel investors. This funding will aid in their local expansion and product development.
DriveMe is a company focused on driver sourcing, driver verification, and driver pairing for vehicle owners and fleet operators. Driver education for both beginner and experienced drivers is also critical to the company’s mission, which is why they are digitizing and localizing driver training for Africa.
Following in the stead of wins, DriveMe is announcing the launch of a revamped one-stop super platform, specifically developed to centralize access to products and service providers in the logistics and mobility industry. The new platform offers 4 major products: DriveMe for Business, DriveMe for Individuals, DriveMe for Drivers, and Driver Education.
On the launch of the new platform, Damilola Odunlade Akeju, CEO/Founder of DriveMe says, “The logistics and mobility industry in Africa is highly decentralized and fragmented, making it difficult to access products and service providers. Research also shows that most urban cities in Africa are plagued with challenges that include poor urban planning, high traffic density, poor driver education, low access to professional/verified drivers, and a dearth of value for the driving profession, resulting in low driver earnings. At DriveMe, we are committed to tackling these critical challenges one at a time, utilizing technology.”
With a newly improved, seamless, and highly interactive interface, the DriveMe platform provides Individuals and Businesses with access to various services such as Hiring full-time drivers, Booking on-demand drivers, Driver Payroll Management, Driver Information Management & Verification, Learner & Professional driver training, and more; while also providing drivers with benefits such as driving job opportunities, health & accident insurance, continuous driver education & development, Microloans, Buy Now, Pay later and savings.
DriveMe, which was founded in 2019, has gone on to achieve a number of milestones since its launch. Apart from being licensed by the Federal Road Safety Commission of Nigeria and collaborating with the Lagos State Driving Institute, it currently provides access to a pool of over 3,000 drivers, has trained over 250 beginner drivers and 700+ professional drivers, and completed over 700k driver trips and paired over a 1,000 drivers with businesses and individuals. With operations in Lagos and Abuja, DriveMe is at the forefront of driver management and education.
DriveMe has signed partnership agreements with companies such as Shuttlers, Mecho AutoTech, Octamile, and ImaliPay in order to provide users of their platform with seamless access to mobility products and services.