Plentywaka, the Nigeria bus booking platform will be expanding to Canada. The Lagos-based transportation company has also been accepted to the 2021 class of the Techstars Toronto accelerator program. Earning the name as the “Uber for buses” the platform connects its app users with buses.
Plentywaka was unveiled in 2019 and is founded by Johnny Ena, Onyeka Akumah, Afolabi Oluseyi, and John Shaibu. Last year EMFATO the parent company channeled an additional $300,000 in pre-seed funding, with Niche Capital and Microtraction participating as early-stage investors. The capital injection helped the startup double down on its core service, bus transportation services.
In comments shared to TechCrunch, Ena, one of the co-founders described how the company is slowly turning into an aggregator, onboarding transportation companies onto their platform. Plentywaka aims to scale its platform to the rest of the continent and North America.