Bike taxi operator Rapido rebrands rider app to ramp up network

RapidoBike 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 customer-facing side of the app, however, will […]

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Uber India to focus on ride-sharing, localisation in 2017

For-Uber-Story_Shah-JunaidRide-sharing and localisation (tweaking the product according to local priorities) will be the top trends shaping India’s cab-aggregation space this year, Uber India’s strategy head Prabhjeet Singh told TechCircle. “Ride-sharing is the future of urban mobility…It enables more than one person to share a commercial car or private vehicle, which is utilised less than 5% […]

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Exclusive: Uber puts a pause on bike-taxi service in Faridabad

Screenshot_2017-01-03-19-34-55-684_comUS-based cab-hailing firm Uber’s bike taxi service UberMOTO seems to be unavailable in Faridabad. Users have claimed that they attempted to book the service multiple times, but failed to register a ride. This week, TechCircle.in too tried booking a bike taxi on UberMOTO on three days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) at various times during the […]

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Exclusive: Bike-taxi service Getbike raises angel funding worth $100K

For-Getbike-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-497685712Hyderabad-based Vave Infosolutions India Pvt. Ltd, which runs motorcycle-sharing startup Getbike, has raised $100,000 (around Rs 68 lakh) in angel funding from a group of investors, a top executive told Techcircle. Vamshi Reddy B, angel investor and co-founder of Apalya Technologies and investor Venu Veeramaneni participated in the round, said Getbike’s co-founder Shravya Reddy. Getbike […]

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Uber’s founder Travis Kalanick in India; launches UberMOTO in Hyderabad

Uber-By-Shah-Junaid2Travis Kalanick, who coded and created Uber sitting or probably lying down at the serene beaches of Varkala in Kerala, is back in the southern part of India. This time, he is in Hyderabad, the capital city of the most newly formed state in India—Telangana, where he launched Uber’s bike (motorcycle) sharing service UberMOTO. “I […]

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Exclusive: Bike taxi app Rapido adds pooling to its offerings

For-Rapido-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-4976857122In 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, including AdvantEdge, have already committed […]

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Exclusive: Uber’s bike share service UberMoto goes cold in Ahmedabad

uber_texiIs Uber’s bike-share service UberMoto facing viability issues in Ahmedabad? By the looks of it, it is. TechCircle tried to book UberMoto using various locations in Ahmedabad, at different times of the day, for two days (Thursday and Friday), but it showed ‘no motos available.’   Not ready to give up on it, TechCircle then […]

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