MisrCab launched to replace Uber and Careem since they are having legal issues?
Currently Uber and Careem are going through a legality blender with the Egyptian authorities. You can read more about exactly what’s happening in this post with the latest updates.
Rumours spread that Uber and Careem will stop working in Egypt. At the same time, an app called MisrCab went viral. It is a ride sharing app similar to them. MisrCab gained massive popularity and their Facebook Page skyrocketed. It could be government supported app that will be taking over the market. Here is a summary from the MisrCab website (we didn’t edit):
MisrCab Company is a joint stock company incorporated under Egyptian General Authority for Investments and Free Zones. The company was founded in 2016, and it operates in the field of technology and the development of smart phones applications for transportation of passengers within the Arab Republic of Egypt. The company is includes a diverse groups of programs, below which an abundant array of multiple cars conforming to international standards of quality and safety. In Startup phase, MisrCab works with insistence and determination to spread its services coverage over all Egyptian Governates. MisrCab depends directly on its partners from the tourism and limousine services companies to extend to MisrCab a fleet of qualified cars to engage in the transportation system of the company
They seemed like they wrote it in a hurry because we found some typos. So as a result, we decided to do some research ourselves and see how far we can go with details about this new app!
Here’s what we found:
#1 It did not just launch.
It’s been there since early 2017. Their website says the company was founded in 2016.
(This video was uploaded in January 2017).
#2 We don’t know the founders.
MisrCab has an About Page on their website which includes some general details. We cannot find a team page or details about the company’s employees. We couldn’t find any articles, service providers, etc. who have worked with them. So, we did some research-slash-stalking. We found their LinkedIn page here.
Then we took a screenshot of the company’s page below:
According to their official LinkedIn page, they have a total of two employees, one is an anonymous LinkedIn Member, with job title “HR at MisrCab” and the other is called Moamen Dahab, who is the Co-Founder. We’re guessing “co” could mean there are others? But you know, with a limited team, we’re not sure if one exists. However, they’ve already hired someone within HR, we’re thinking there probably could be a team, or one very soon?
If you happen to know them or you are Moamen Dahab reading this, please contact us, we *need* to talk.
#3 It’s based in Alexandria
MisrCab is located right in front of Sidi Gaber Railway Station. You can find their exact location according to Google through this link.
#4 They have 4 different services
According to their page, app and website, MisrCab has 4 different car types available on demand:
- Taxi Black & Yellow: the normal Egyptian taxi car.
- Semi Business: the website says “large collection of normal taxis with high conditions and specifications.”
- Taxi Star: the website says the same thing “large collection of normal taxis with high conditions and specifications.”
- PinkCab: for women and children only. Operating from 6AM to 10 PM only. No parties ladies.
(It says Business on the website instead of Taxi Star, but it opens as Taxi Star, so we don’t know for sure the final names. The website links don’t know for sure either.)
Will it compete?
This is what we were able to find out about MisrCab. We don’t know if they will be affected by the legalities faced by Uber and Careem. We’re also trying to reach them to hear more about it!
Did you try it out? Let us know in the comments.