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  Treepz, a company that originated in Nigeria and provides ride-hailing services for renting buses, SUVs and trucks, has now extended its services to Kenya. This means that Treepz is now accessible in four African countries, namely Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and Kenya. Established in 2019, Treepz functions as an intermediary between vehicle owners and renters via its online marketplace. The company also offers a corporate solution for schools and businesses to provide transportation services for their staff or students.
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Treepz has announced that it has secured $1.2 million in funding over the past year, which has allowed it to finance its expansion into Kenya. Among the investors are GIIG Africa Fund, MoAngels, Roselake VC, Unpopular VC, Goodwater Capital, BKR Capital, and former investors such as ShockVentures, Winston Limited run by the Lynch Brothers, Aston Investments, and Novum Actus run by Clara Ogunsemi, who has continued to invest in the company. Samar Patel has been appointed as the new Country Manager for Treepz Kenya by the company. Previously, Patel served as the Head of Transport-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service at Swvl, a mobility company based in Dubai.
“We are thrilled by the addition of Samar to our team and the launch of Treepz Kenya in Nairobi today,”
said Onyeka Akumah, Co-Founder and CEO of Treepz.
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Treepz’s marketing manager mentioned in a statement seen by that the company’s expansion into Kenya was made possible with the help of its current investors, despite a challenging venture funding climate in 2022. The email also revealed that the expansion was supported by Swvl, a NASDAQ-listed mobility company. In June of last year, Swvl halted its daily intra-city rides in Kenya due to worsening economic conditions but continued operating Swvl Business, which provided transportation services to corporations, organizations, and private entities. Treepz also offers a similar corporate service for organizations and corporations.
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According to the press release seen by, Treepz has secured deals to transport employees and/or students of several organizations such as Twiga Foods, Abacus Schools, OAK House School, and Diamond Trust Bank. The release also stated that the company expects to close an additional 20 deals throughout Kenya in the near future. Featured Image Source: TechCabal
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This article was first published on 16th February 2023


Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.

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