Episode 003: Tayo Bamiduro- solving hyperlocal logistic problems for eCommerce in Africa

Welcome to Episode 3 of Building the Future with Dotun, a series of podcasts, in which Dotun Olowoporoku discusses with selected startup entrepreneurs making impact in Africa. The invaluable insights offered in this series are the stuff MBA case studies are made of. In this Episode, Tayo Bamiduro of Max.ng fields questions from Dotun. LISTEN…

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“The way Africa will leapfrog into the first-world status is using technology”

Tayo Bamiduro is the co-founder of Max.ng. He is an interesting guy….  and I’ve got lots of time for him.

I understand his business. My first startup was trying to solve a similar problem. Max.ng is a hyperlocal, on-demand delivery service based in Lagos, Nigeria. Max.ng aims to tackle Lagos’ notorious logistics problem (traffic) using proprietary geotagging technology and also help reduce youth unemployment rate in the city.

So about 50% of MAX’s Delivery Champions are below the age of 30. And they aim to create 500+ more jobs this year.

Since launching in 2015, Tayo and his team have been up to a lot of good! They acquired food startup, Easy Appetite and also founded Max.Go, Nigeria’s first motorcycle transport app.

The Max.ng team was the first African team to be admitted into the Techstars startup accelerator programme in New York, and they raised a funding round of almost US$1 million afterwards. They

They were named runner-up at the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield event in London and named as part of the “Top 12 Global Inclusive Growth Idea” by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Harvard Center for International Development.

For more details about this podcast, go tohttp://www.thestarta.com/articles/podcast/btf-003-tayo-bamiduro-solving-hyperlocal-logistic-problems-ecommerce-africa/ 

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