Easy Taxi, Latin America’s No. 1 taxi app, today announced its global expansion in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. After receiving an additional funding of USD 10 million from Rocket Internet and the African Internet Holding, the company decided to continue the strategy of fast growth. Just one month ago, Easy Taxi obtained 15 USD million from the Latin America Internet Holding. Today, Easy Taxi will start business operations in Nigeria – more countries are to follow soon.
Dennis Wang, Head of International Expansion of Easy Taxi: “In 2011, Easy Taxi started in Brazil to connect taxi drivers and passengers in the best possible way. By now, the app has over 1,500,000 downloads and more than 45,000 taxi drivers in the network. We want to bring this success to other attractive markets and we see high potential in many Asian and African countries.” Easy Taxi is active in Latin America and Asia. Now, the company expands its service further across continents and is also going to access Africa and the Middle East.
Sacha Poignonnec, co-CEO of the African Internet Holding: “The Easy Taxi app is convincing in every single aspect: it is fast, safe and working in a very smooth way. It fulfills all the needs for the African market. We see an amazing opportunity and we will expand fast to all the markets where we are present today with the startups of Africa Internet Holding. Today, Easy Taxi starts in Lagos, Nigeria in a metropolitan area with 20 million inhabitants and huge potential. In the same way, we will launch Easy Taxi in more African countries in the upcoming weeks.”
About Easy Taxi
Easy Taxi was founded in Brazil in 2011 and is now one of the world’s largest mobile Taxi apps. The company is active in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, South Korea and Venezuela. The value proposition is straight-forward: download/open the Easy Taxi app, available for iOS, Android and the new BlackBerry devices, confirm your pickup point and order your cab with the press of a button. Within seconds you’ll receive confirmation of the name, photo and car model/plate of your driver, and will be able to follow the vehicle’s location in real-time as it approaches you. You can save favorite addresses, check ride history and use many more features which are constantly being added. Since drivers are checked for compliance before joining the network, passengers do not need to worry about their safety and simply enjoy their ride.