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Little signs up 250 firms in drive to diversify

Kamal Budhabhatti Little CEO and Craft Silicon founder. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Kamal Budhabhatti Little CEO and Craft Silicon founder. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Safaricom #ticker:SCOM-backed taxi hailing firm Little has signed up 250 businesses for its corporate transport service as the firm looks to diversify and grow portfolio in the taxi industry.

Little’s latest sign-up includes cleaning services firm Parapet, and is targeting to ink deals with 600 other companies.

More firms are opting to take up the service to manage corporate travel and to save on cost.

“Our corporate module have various options like cost budgeting, track trips, apply and approve procedure,” said Kamal Budhabhatti, chief executive officer and founder, Craft Silicon.

“Corporates can save up to 45 per cent of their existing costs when they move to Little. It is also a convenient method as the partners are allowed to pay at the end of the month.

The firm, developed by local financial technology firm Craft Silicon, is on an expansion drive locally and internationally to ward off competition from its rivals that include San-Francisco based e-hailing firm Uber and Estonia’s Taxify.

Little is set begin operations in Lagos in October and is also eyeing Eldoret and Nakuru towns. Little is available in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

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