Press Releases



March 7, 2019

VELANI MBOWENI: A South African Entrepreneur Reclaims Commute Time

“People in South Africa were spending on average up to 13 work weeks a year just driving to work and back. South African entrepreneur Velani Mboweni connected the dots and realized how much access to transport also meant access to economic opportunity. Learn how he disrupted the industry and designed a solution through LULA — a mobile-first platform connecting corporate commuters to private shuttles on their way to work – saving them money and freeing up time.”

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February 26, 2019

SA startup LULA launches R2.5m Uprise.Africa crowdfunding campaign

SA mobility startup LULA announced today that it will seek to raise R2.5-million in return for giving up an 8.5% equity stake, through local equity crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa.

The campaign will run for 90 days and already 10 investors — who were alerted ahead of time of the campaign of the equity crowdfunding’s database of interested investors — have contributed R81 000

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January 29, 2019

VELANI MBOWENI: A South African Entrepreneur Reclaims Commute Time

“People in South Africa were spending on average up to 13 work weeks a year just driving to work and back. South African entrepreneur Velani Mboweni connected the dots and realized how much access to transport also meant access to economic opportunity. Learn how he disrupted the industry and designed a solution through LULA — a mobile-first platform connecting corporate commuters to private shuttles on their way to work – saving them money and freeing up time.”

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January 23, 2019

Cape Town’s LULA helps corporate commuters save money and time

In an African mobility space that is getting more crowded and attracting serious investor interest, Cape Town-based startup LULA has carved out a niche for itself with its app that connects corporate commuters to private shuttles on their way to work.

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November 28, 2018

LULA – Startupbootcamp Demo Day