Halan - Egyptian Logistics Startup all set to expand to Ethiopia

Halan – Egyptian Logistics Startup all set to expand to Ethiopia


▸ Halan app allows customers to book motorbike and tuk-tuk rides, also order food
▸ Halan has delivery partnerships with fast-food chains like McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut


Halan, an Egyptian logistics startup that uses two and three-wheeled vehicles to transport passengers and goods, will begin operating in Ethiopia before the end of 2019. The startup is already operational in over 20 cities of Egypt and Sudan, and in pursuit of expanding to Egypt’s governorates including Sharqeya, Daqahleya, Damietta, Qena and Gharbeya.

Halan was founded in November 2017 by Mounir Nakhla when he met the founder & CEO of Indonesian Gojek and got inspired to start Halan.

Halan app allows customers to book motorbike and tuk-tuk rides, also order food which is delivered via motorbikes and cargo tricycles.

Halan’s app allows customers to request motorbike or tuk-tuk rides, or order food or goods for delivery via motorbikes or cargo tricycles.

“Halan completes a few million rides per month, almost half a million of which are in food deliveries, adding ride-hailing trips had increased 55% and food deliveries more than quadrupled in the year to date.”

“It’s a great place to test our product in Ethiopia. We’ve already done tens of rides there in the form of testing, and we’ve got a team on board.”

The city has less than 1,000 vehicles whose drivers Halan will try to recruit to its platform “before launching countrywide.”

– Mounir Nakhla, CEO, Halan

Halan has delivery partnerships with fast-food chains like McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut in Egypt. It is now targeting smaller restaurants in the underserved areas it focuses on.

Though, Uber has over 90,000 active monthly drivers in Egypt, Halan also has wide scope as Egypt has over 700,000 tuk-tuks on its streets.

The logistics startup has raised close to $20 million until now and has a team of over 100 people. Currently in the middle of a Series B funding round. funding Halan is in the midst of a so-called Series B funding round, Nakhla said, declining to disclose a timeline or targeted amount.


Source: Reuters


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