Rapido set to close $50-mn round; WhatsApp threatens legal action against spammers

Binu Paul

Roppen Transportation Services Pvt. Ltd, which operates bike-taxi startup Rapido, is in the final stages of closing a $50 million ....

12 June, 2019

Ola moves court against Karnataka govt’s non-issuance of bike-taxi permit

Payal Ganguly

More than a week after suspending Ola’s cab aggregator licence for running bike-taxis and subsequently lifting the ban after ....

3 April, 2019
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Karnataka transport department suspends Ola’s aggregator licence

Binu Paul

In a major setback to Ola, the Karnataka transport department has suspended the cab-hailing unicorn’s aggregator licence ....

22 March, 2019

Karnataka transport dept confiscates Ola, Rapido bike taxis in Bengaluru

Binu Paul

The Karnataka transport department has confiscated nearly 200 bike taxis in Bengaluru connected to ride-hailing apps Ola and Rapido, ....

18 February, 2019

Bike taxi startup Rapido tanks up with Series A money

Kavya Kothiyal

Bike taxi startup Rapido has raised $10 million (Rs 71 crore) in a Series A funding round led by Hong Kong-based multi-strategy ....

25 January, 2019

Baxi pivots to hyperlocal delivery as bike taxi biz turns unviable

Binu Paul

Gurugram-based startup Baxi has pivoted from employing full-time bike taxi riders to hyperlocal delivery of milk and other daily ....

26 December, 2018
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Bike taxi operator Rapido rebrands rider app to ramp up network

Binu Paul

Bike taxi operator Rapido has rebranded its rider app to Rapido Captain as it looks to get more riders on its network and strengthen ....

21 January, 2017

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

Dearton Thomas Hector

US-based cab-hailing firm Uber's bike taxi service UberMOTO seems to be unavailable in Faridabad. Users have claimed that they ....

5 January, 2017

New taxi guidelines offer a great deal of relief to Ola, Uber

Binu Paul

The new taxi operations guidelines prepared by the central ministry of road transport and highways provide a crucial breather ....

16 December, 2016

Bike taxi app Rapido adds pooling to its offerings

Disha Sharma & Varun Arora

In its bid to improve unit economics, bike taxi app Rapido has added bike-pooling to its offerings. The startup will now offer ....

12 December, 2016
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Baxi ties up with Suzuki, Bajaj and Faircent, aims to add 10,000 bikes

Dearton Thomas Hector

Gurgaon-based 74 BC Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs on-demand motorcycle taxi service Baxi, plans to add 10,000 two-wheelers ....

6 October, 2016

Exclusive: Bike taxi startup Hey Bob shuts down

Dearton Thomas Hector

Hey Bob, Bengaluru's first bike taxi startup, has shut down after failing to raise fresh funding. "Yes, it has shut down," co-founder ....

15 September, 2016

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

Dearton Thomas Hector

Hey Bob, Bengaluru's first bike taxi firm, has suspended operations barely a year after launching its services due to a shortage ....

7 September, 2016

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

Manu P Toms

Cab aggregator Ola is looking to acquire bike taxi operators in several cities, according to multiple people directly familiar ....

11 August, 2016

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

Arti Singh

Bangalore-based Roppen Transportation Services Pvt Ltd said on Tuesday it has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-Series A ....

19 April, 2016