Uganda’s Daniel Mukisa Lowers Transport Costs for SMBs, Boosting Profitability

By : Melchior Koba

Date : mardi, 02 avril 2024 15:51

A serial entrepreneur, he aims to maximize the profits of small and medium-sized businesses. His entrepreneurial career has won him national and international awards.

Ugandan entrepreneur Daniel Mukisa (photo), co-founder and CEO of Ridelink, is leveraging technology to provide transport and logistics services to small and medium-sized businesses across Africa and beyond. 

Mukisa was motivated to find a solution to the high transport costs that were impacting the profitability of small businesses. "I noticed that a lot of the proceeds from the store went towards transporting the produce from the farmer to us the retailers. I challenged myself to come up with a solution that would curb the high transport costs that ate deep into the bottom line of the small businesses," he explained in 2021. 

Established in 2017, Ridelink uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to connect SMEs with over 10,000 drivers and more than 3,000 other businesses on similar routes, helping them reduce costs. The platform, accessible via web and mobile app, also offers security features, allowing users to track and trace their cargo. The company’s goal is to help SMEs increase revenues, enhance mobility efficiency and performance, and access new markets.

Mukisa, a 2017 Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Makerere University, co-founded Transporter Corporation in 2014 before launching Ridelink. Transporter Corporation, where Mukisa served as head of operations until 2017, offers motorbike delivery solutions in Kampala, Uganda.

Mukisa’s entrepreneurial journey has earned him several national and international accolades. He was a recipient of the Anzisha Prize in 2015, a finalist in the 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes competition, and was named in the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 list, which honors young Africans who make a sbig impact through innovation.

Melchior Koba


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