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Bike taxi operator Rapido rebrands rider app to ramp up network

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Bike taxi operator Rapido has rebranded its rider app to Rapido Captain as it looks to get more riders on its network and strengthen its positioning as a pooling platform. The app was earlier called Rapido Partner. Using Rapido Captain, riders can join the startup’s bike-pooling network. The c...

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Bike taxi app Rapido adds pooling to its offerings

In its bid to improve unit economics, bike taxi app Rapido has added bike-pooling to its offerings. The startup will now offer both bike-pooling and regular bike taxis to consumers looking to hail two-wheeler rides. The new business strategy comes in the wake of a fund raise plan. Existing investors...

12 December, 2016 | More »

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Ola, Uber, bike-taxi startups seek clarity in norms, easy licensing rules

Cab-hailing startups Ola and Uber as well as a number of bike-taxi startups on Thursday sought greater clarity on regulations governing the sector and ease in licencing requirements at a meeting with central government officials. Sanjay Mitra, the secretary of road transport and highways ministry, c...

22 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Road ministry calls meeting with Ola, Uber, bike-taxi startups

In a bid to resolve regulatory hurdles that hinder the operations of taxi aggregators in India, the ministry of road transport and highways has called a meeting with the representatives of companies such as Ola, Uber and a clutch of smaller startups. The meeting has been convened on Thursday in New ...

21 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Bike taxi startup Hey Bob shuts down

Hey Bob, Bengaluru’s first bike taxi startup, has shut down after failing to raise fresh funding. “Yes, it has shut down,” co-founder Vishal Kumar BM told TechCircle on Thursday. “We have not made a formal announcement yet. We met our investors and we had a long chat and we decided to move o...

15 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Bike taxi startup Hey Bob halts operations on fund crunch

Hey Bob, Bengaluru’s first bike taxi firm, has suspended operations barely a year after launching its services due to a shortage of funds, a co-founder told TechCircle. “We had to stop because of lack of funds. It is not that we have shut down but we have stopped operations for some time now,”...

7 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Ola looks to acquire app-based bike taxi startups

Cab aggregator Ola is looking to acquire bike taxi operators in several cities, according to multiple people directly familiar with the matter, as the SoftBank-backed company aims to quickly expand in a segment that has vast growth potential in India’s traffic-choked cities. ANI Technologies Pvt. ...

11 August, 2016 | More »

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Hero’s Pawan Munjal, Google’s Anandan back bike taxi startup Rapido

Bangalore-based Roppen Transportation Services Pvt Ltd said on Tuesday it has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-Series A round of funding from investors including Hero MotoCorp Ltd chairman Pawan Munjal and Google India managing director Rajan Anandan. People Group CEO Anupam Mittal, Smile Group...

19 April, 2016 | More »

L to R: Pavan Guntupalli, Rishikesh S R and SANKA ARAVIND, Co-founders, Rapido

Exclusive: Bike taxi app Rapido vrooms with pre-Series A funding

Bangalore-based Roppen Transportation Services Pvt Ltd has finalised its second round of funding to expand its bike taxi booking platform Rapido. Roppen–which had previously raised funding to expand operations of its other product theKarrier, an online aggregator of mini trucks for intra-city ...

15 April, 2016 | More »