88mph, an investor in later stage mobile-web companies targeting the African market, has invested in a flight booking and management app for small businesses and teams operating internationally.
Known as Ahoy, the startup is creating a better flight booking experience for road warriors, teams, and assistants. They can easily change or cancel plans, preferences & miles on every booking, and receive 24/7 instant support via chat with agents.
The startup, which is steadily growing its user base, has supported the 24/7 needs of expansion teams from major companies in Africa and Central Europe over the past year.
“I travel a ton for work so Ahoy saves me countless hours & gets back to me right away – even with crazy requests that would take me forever to look up, and book on my own,” said Katie Sarro, Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, MEST.
Ahoy, started by one of 88mph’s former Program Managers, is currently operating in closed beta – you can sign up to get an early invite here. The startup will use the fresh funds to grow further.
This is the first investment 88mph is making in about two years. After investing in about 45 startups between 2010 and 2015, the company stopped investing in order to focus on its investees and get some good return for its investors and founders.
The company now focuses on startups that are slightly later stage. Reason? It doesn’t have the time resources to continue investing in very early stage startups