December 4

South Africa’s Planet42 Raises $10 Million in Debt Round to Scale Internationally

By Tom Jackson

Launched as CarGet in 2017, Planet42 partners with dealerships across South Africa to offer access to a personal car to its largely underbanked clientele.

The startup uses an automated scoring algorithm to process client applications based on credit bureau, affordability, and alternative data. If the application is approved, Planet42 analyses the customer’s validation documents before purchasing the car from the dealership and renting it to the customer. The asset is secured with tracking technology, as well as comprehensive and mechanical insurance.

Photo courtesy of qimono.

Source: Disrupt Africa (link opens in a new window)

financial inclusion, scale, startups, transportation