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Is Moovn really the third US rideshare entrant after Uber and Lyft?

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RMaddox
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 Posted 12 months ago

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“Uber and Lyft were already heavily saturated in the mainstream consumer side of the technology,” Gabriel said. “We knew that being as startup, we needed to use our money sparingly and use our money carefully.”

But now he thinks the landscape has changed and the U.S. transportation industry is ready for a third entrant. Gabriel believes Moovn can gain an edge in the competitive space by doing a few things differently. Moovn doesn’t engage in surge pricing at popular times, for example.

“Uber’s scandals definitely played a major role in influencing our decision to officially jump into the rideshare space … we’re certainly calibrating our niche and learning from their mistakes,” Gabriel said.

https://www.geekwire.com/2018/theres-new-ride-hailing-app-town-moovn-wants-challenge-uber-lyft-seattle/

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    BehindTheName
    100 Rider
     12 months ago

    They come and go  Flavor of the month.

    If InstaRyde and Fasten couldn't make it, I don't see why they would.

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      HemiDodge
      353
       12 months ago

      They don't even describe how they differentiate from the others, even though they are given the chance.  They got $1.5M in funding, so I'd like to hear the pitch.  There must be something, right?

      The dude basically says, "we are not corrupt like Uber."  That's a pitch but that isn't good enough.

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        JudgeItoh
        176
         12 months ago

        The differentiator is that they are in Tanzania.  So if they can grow there, they'll be bought by Uber or some bigger player and they can cash out.  They are here for the initial execution within a targeted market, and they will cash out in 3~4 years.  

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        LazarST
        44
         12 months ago

        Here's the other pitch.  Leaning heavily on the #DeleteUber movement.

        https://dose.com/articles/use-this-black-owned-ride-app-after-you-deleteuber/

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          SWesson1852
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           12 months ago

          and how it is "Black-owned."  Right in the title.

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        jknobson77
        94
         12 months ago

        True.  I mean...me and my Honda isn't an Uber.  So I guess I deserve $1.5M?

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    CrazyCrayons
    141
     12 months ago

    What is this guy smoking?  They aren't even the third entrant in Seattle.

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      DWang02
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       12 months ago

      read carefully.  He is starting this in Africa. Tanzania.

      He lives in Seattle though.  I wonder how feasible it is to live thousands of miles away and start a company.  

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    CaptainOlimar
    185
     12 months ago

    Who the heck is Moovn.

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