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Mozambikes, Lda

Mozambikes fights poverty with affordable transport - BICYCLES. We brand the bikes in a dual-revenue stream model to bring companies/NGOs into our mission.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Mozambique
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2010
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Mozambikes is a for-profit social venture seeking to build a better bicycle industry in Mozambique. Mozambikes brands bicycles with the colors and logos of companies, NGOs and institutions. These organizations purchase the branded bicycles for their stakeholders for many uses, or elect to pay a fee to advertise on bicycles, allowing us to sell these higher quality bikes into the rural markets at deeply reduced prices.


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    Rui Mesquita
    Co-Founder and Partner

    Rui Mesquita was born in Portugal, with family roots in Angola and Mozambique. He studied management and marketing, and has heavily utilized these skills as the Country Director for a telecommunications business in Mozambique and as he Co-Founded and manages Mozambikes. Rui has extensive experience in business management, importing into Mozambique and distributing through the country, human resources and - rather importantly - bicycles. Rui i

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    Lauren Thomas
    Managing Director

    Lauren Thomas is American with an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona. She began her career in investment banking and debt investment in New York, before transitioning into an emerging markets-based career of capital raising for SMEs in rural Africa and advising for an infrastructure development fund in Mozambique. She co-manages Mozambikes, spearheading finance/accounting and fundraising, marketing, volunteer programs, NGO client relati


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    Moniz Uane
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    Joao Pires