Photo courtesy of Taxify and Didi Chuxing

Photo courtesy of Taxify and Didi Chuxing

Taxify, a ride-hailing service in Europe and Africa, has announced a partnership with Didi Chuxing’s mobile transportation platform.

Under the partnership, Didi will invest and collaborate with Taxify to help support its growth and innovation, according to the company.

Launched in Estonia in 2013, Taxify operates its ride-hailing service in Europe and Africa across 18 countries, including Hungary, Romania, the Baltic States, South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya.

Powered by AI technologies, Didi offers a range of mobility services, including Taxi, Premier, Express, Luxe, and Hitch, to over 400 million users in more than 400 cities.

"Taxify will utilize this partnership to solidify our position in core markets in Europe and Africa,” said Markus Villig, founder and CEO of Taxify. “We believe DiDi is the best partner to help us become the most popular and efficient transport option in Europe and Africa."

"Taxify provides innovative, high-quality mobility services across many diverse markets,” said Will Cheng Wei, founder and CEO of Didi Chuxing. “We share a strong commitment to harnessing the power of mobile technology to satisfying rapidly evolving consumer demands and revitalizing traditional transportation industry. I believe this partnership will contribute to cross-regional smart transportation linkages between Asian, European, and African markets."