West African tech startup expands extensive offering 

A West African-based tech startup, Gozem has announced the acquisition of Togo’s leading food delivery app, Delivroum

The acquisition brings together Gozem’s Super App offering paired with Delivroum’s wide-reaching restaurant network, resulting in an effective food delivery platform in Togo

Jean-Martial Moulaud, Country Manager, Gozem Togo, explains that the acquisition falls in line with the tech startup’s goals in being labelled a West-African Super App. 

“We’ve worked hard to build our delivery platform in the last months and we’re excited to integrate Delivroum into our operations in Togo. This transaction enables us to fast track our food delivery business in the country and we’re thrilled to integrate like-minded young entrepreneurs in our growth journey across Africa.”

Gozem expands offering

Founded in 2018, Gozem initially functioned as an e-hailing service, offering transport via motorcycles, tuk-tuks, and taxis. Gozem established itself as the first ride-hailing app in the West African country, Togo.

Since its inception, Gozem has expanded its offering to include a wide range of services such as delivery and logistics. All the offered services are offered within a single app, making it a one-stop for many users. 

Acquiring Delivroum, a food delivery service founded in 2018, Gozem will now add to its existing delivery service. Users of Gozem’s platform will be able to order food, groceries, cooking gas bottles, and other eCommerce items via the app. 

Delivroum 

As the first food delivery app operational and founded in Togo, customers will still be able to utilise the Delivroum app to order food, regardless of the acquisition. 

Jean-Claude Kunakey, Delivroum co-founder comments on the acquisition and growth opportunities it offers the Togo-based food delivery service.

“For Delivroum, it’s a natural step to join Gozem as we’ve been in discussions for some time on how to best work together. We highly value the strong growth capability and local, multi-geography knowledge that Gozem and the management team have demonstrated. We’re proud and excited to join the family.” 

In a press statement, Gozem provides insight into the acquisition and what it means for Delivroum. 

“The Delivroum team will join Gozem’s delivery department in its office in the Togolese capital. And over the medium term, Delivroum’s operations and brand will be integrated into a new, standalone.”

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