Yego Moto, a mobility company based in Rwanda has been named among the 50 most innovative companies in the world in a 2019 List published by Fast Company, an American business magazine.
Yego has revolutionized the ride-hailing industry by introducing a solution that allows people without smartphones to book a ride.
Working with Rwanda authorities, Yego Moto has also introduced intelligent taxi fare meters that are transforming the transport sector in the country.
Yego Innovision Limited, the mother company of Yego Moto, was recently shortlisted in the 2019 Global Mobile Awards in the category of Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets, where it is competing with Huawei, Lumos, MTN Mavenir, and Sky and Space Global.
According to Fast Company, the List “ranks businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture.”
The List featured multinationals like Walt Disney Company, Jack Dorsey’s Square, Shopify, Alibaba Group, Apple and Universal Music Group.
Apart from Yego Moto, other companies from Africa are Sun Exchange (South Africa), Talamus (based in US but active in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa), Sanku-Project Healthy Children (Tanzania), Flutterwave (Nigeria), Ovamba (based in US but operational in Africa), Flare (Kenya), Farm to Market Alliance (Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia), African Leadership University (South Africa) and Aerobotics (South Africa).