temtem, Algeria’s ride-hailing startup launches its super app

temtem, Algeria's ride-hailing startup launches its super app
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Algiers, Algeria-based temtem, a mobility startup on Sunday, 4 October, 2020, announced that it has launched the country’s first super app temtem One – offering unique access to digital services for an ultra-connected and 100% mobile generation. One app for ordering groceries, ride-hailing, carpooling, shopping, mobile top-up, scheduling a doctor or fixer at home and other services like payments from diaspora. The app is powered by an integrated payment system.

Founded in 2017 by Kamel Haddar, with an aim to revamp Algeria’s transport infrastructure and address the logistical concerns throughout the congested and developing cities in the region.

temtem’s super app also helps merchants and stores accelerate their e-commerce growth by providing them with the opportunity to digitise their inventory and shipping processes. It also helps create more job opportunities for drivers and freelance repairers by tapping into the services that the platform now offers.

Speaking of the cornerstone development for temtem, Haddar, the founder & CEO of temtem, in a press statement said,

“We design 100 per cent ‘made in Algeria’ products and services that serve local needs with one goal: improve people’s lives, by getting the services that matter more easily and even innovative services that do not exist elsewhere. For example, my mother who lives abroad, can now gift her sister living in Oran a mobile phone, delivered in one hour,”

Until now, temtem claims to have serviced 200,000 customers and counts 10,000 partners on its super app.

Adding further, Haddar said,

“We are very proud to have been able to pivot quickly during the crisis and meet the changing demands of society and consumers. I was impressed by temtem One teams, who were willing and able to evolve day after day and urgently deliver the first versions of the application, despite COVID-19 constraints,”

The company in September 2019, raised $4 million in a Series A round led by Tell Venture Automotive and a few other private investors – marking Algeria’s largest Series A funding.

In October 2019, temtem partnered with AXA Assurances Algérie in a move to strengthen health protection of self-employed workers powered by temtem technology in Algeria.

In January this year, in a move to support innovative technology solutions has partnered with the Doha, Qatar-based telecommunications company Ooredoo to synergise extensive digital know-how for better mobility.

Back in March, temtem broke the news to LAFFAZ that the company had partnered with Karos, a French leader in home-to-work carpooling.

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