The all-in-one platform marks a huge step forward for a startup that first entered into the market with ride-hailing services.
Since launching in 2017, Algeria’s temtem has traversed the world of online services almost effortlessly, having entered the market as a ride-hailing service. Since then, the startup has teamed-up with various partners to expand and evolve their services, even at one point collaborating with Jumia Food on food delivery services.
It’s been an impressive few years for temtem, who last year raised the highest ever Series A funding round for an Algerian startup. This week marks another milestone, with the release of the startup’s super app, temtem ONE- a fitting culmination of temtem’s work.
Through the app, users can access a selection of different services, including ordering groceries, online shopping, at-home healthcare, home repairs and payment services, as well as ride-hailing and carpooling. The app also allows stores and merchants to easily digitise their inventory and shipping process, while also potentially creating more job opportunities for drivers, who will be in higher demand in light of the new services.
For temtem’s founder and CEO, Kamel Haddar, the super app is a natural progression of the startup’s core goal to “improve people’s lives by getting the services that matter more easily and even innovative services that do not exist elsewhere,” he said. “For example, my mother who lives abroad can now gift her sister living in Oran a mobile phone, delivered in one hour.”
According to temtem, the startup has a whopping 10,000 partners on the app, which will be seen as direct competition for Careem’s own super app, which was launched in June.
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