Thanks to uber and a host of other technologically-enabled transportation companies across the world, we have been thrust into a new world of mobility and transportation that has transformed how we move from one place to another and changed our view regarding mobility and transportation over the last one decade and a half.
We wrote in 2018, "transportation is like messaging in the real world": “Ride-hailing is obviously a major trend. This is an interesting space. It connects both offline and online and does so very efficiently. On top of that, transportation is more like messaging on mobile, the ultimate deal in the physical world. When you dominate the nodes of transportation, you can do a lot of other things. Ride-hailing services are app-based which allows these service providers to have a dedicated space in users' mobile phones. You can use that for many other reasons. Ride-hailing, I think, allows a service provider to become a platform on top of which you can put layers. Go-Jek is a good example. In Bangladesh, it is likely that a few ride-hailing companies will try to build layers the examples of which we have already seen.”
In the past years, we have seen a rise in the number of new mobility companies in Dhaka. From Pathao to Shohoz to Obhai, these companies are now trying to become new platform companies adding services as diverse as food delivery to healthcare to trucking to the grocery.
In this course, we aim to give you a premiere of the ride-hailing industry in Bangladesh. You will get a thorough understanding of the state of the new mobility industry in Bangladesh, the key players, dynamics of the industry, deep dive into key players, and much more.
Note: Since many of the content that you will be reading under this course are produced earlier, you may find some discrepancies in terms of numbers and market realities of the industry today. However, the fundamentals remain the same. We are working on preparing more content on this topic and the course will be updated in the coming months.