Nigerian agricultural crowdfunding startup Farmcrowdy, through its general investment platform CrowdyVest, has launched bus-hailing service PlentyWaka.
Formed in 2016, the Farmcrowdy platform connects small scale farmers across Nigeria with access to finance sourced from individuals and corporates via its online platform, and has so far empowered over 25,000 farmers across 14 states.
The company has been in the process of reorganising recently, bundling its sister companies Farmgate Africa and Agricsquare into a bigger Farmcrowdy in July, and spinning out CrowdyVest, an investment platform created to deploy crowdsourced capital into agriculture, transportation and beyond.
CrowdyVest has now launched PlentyWaka, a bus-hailing service that already has 25 buses in Lagos. The company will be run independently by managing director Johnny Enagwolor, and has been designed to allow users to schedule their rides from their preferred pick-up locations to their desired destinations.
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