black-owned app moovn: an alternative to problematic uber and lyft

February 1, 2017

It’s been a rough week for ridesharing applications, but to keep it 100, they brought it on themselves. The CEO of Uber and several of Lyft’s top investors have direct links to the clementine-colored administration and that leaves the masses with the following dilemma: support companies that directly contribute to the presidential adviser’s pockets or boycott them with no real substitute. Luckily for us, Black-owned app Moovn is an alternative to both, with none of the guilt. Although founder & CEO Godwin Gabriel initially intended for Moovn to be the “Uber” of the developing world, specifically the African continent, it seems like the app is the perfect replacement for Uber & Lyft in light of recent news. The Tanzanian-born, Seattle-bred entrepreneur has been doing serious work to make this app competitive and it looks like this could be the break that makes Moovn a contender. Moovn is available in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Vancouver and Washington, DC and even a few countries in the Middle East and Africa, so if you’re in one of these cities, be sure to download the app and get Moovn!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

Founder, Godwin Gabriel