GoMyWay is a ride-sharing marketplace that connects passengers with ride owners going along the same route and have empty seats to spare. GoMyWay aims to protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions as well as reducing traffic congestion in big cities compared to public transport which is expensive and time consuming.
GoMyWay is set to launch in Kenya, Ghana and South Africa and has already secured the ccTLD’s in a move to solve Africa’s transportation problem via a people-powered transportation network.
Compared to public transport, GoMyWay offers the cheapest, fun and most convenient way to travel across the country or within a city. Based on a formula that takes into account travel costs (e.g fuel costs), the platform suggests a fee that car owners can charge their co-travelers. Passengers pay the stated amount to the car owner.
Asides helping both passengers and car owners save more, verified members get to make new friends, meet potential business partners and conveniently arrive at their destination.
The site has put in place four(4) verification levels for all members: Facebook, Phone number, Email and Valid ID, in order to ensure safety. There is also member ratings/reviews as well as a dedicated support team to monitor activities on the platform. Co-travelers are free to contact car owners of their choice, and in turn, car owners can accept or decline requests.
To kick off, GoMyWay has launched a giveaway for car owners to win one whole month’s fuel cost by offering their city to city rides on the platform. Want to try it out? Go to gomyway.com , click the “offer a ride” button , Enter ride details and publish. Three(3) winners will be announced weekly via Twitter and Facebook.
GoMyWay is funded by Angel investors, including Sim Shagaya (CEO/Founder, Konga), Co-creation Hub and Bill Paladino (Ex-amazon and Naspers executive).