Micromobility explores the disruption to urban transport that comes from new electric, lightweight utility vehicles. Using the history of computing as a framework, we unpack how e-bikes, scooters and more will change how people get around cities.



episode 121: Micromobility in the Middle East and Asia Jaideep Dhanoa of Fenix (ex Circ and Grab)

This week Oliver interviews Jaideep Dhanoa, Founder and CEO of Fenix, about his experience within the micromobility industry across Asia and the Middle East. Jaideep is an absolute OG of the space. They talk about his experiences with the Chinese bikeshare boom while at Grab, his move back to the Middle East with Circ and now his efforts with Fenix. They talk Turkey which is a market that hasn’t been on the radar till now, but could well become the next Paris or Seoul. It's a great conversation and they really hope you enjoy as much as they did. 

Specifically they dig into:

- Jaideep’s background at Grab working on micromobility integrations, and why that foretold the future explosion of the sector.

- His journey back to the Middle East and his efforts with Circ and then the rise from the ashes of Fenix.

- The challenges and opportunities for the rise of micromobility in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC).

- The significance of the funding rounds that they’ve received.

- The largest markets across the Middle East and Central Asia.

- Why Istanbul is the most interesting emergent market for micromobility, and what Fenix is doing to secure their position there.

- Jaideep’s reflections on the overall space globally, and where he thinks we’ll get to in 5 years.

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 2021-10-04  45m