Bike taxi startup Rapido’s valuation shoots up in new funding round

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Roppen Transportation Services Pvt. Ltd, which operates bike taxi startup Rapido, is raising up to $11.19 million (Rs 78.23 crore ....

24 April, 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 govt lifts ban on ride-hailing firm Ola

Payal Ganguly

Two days after suspending its cab aggregator licence for operating bike-taxi services, the Karnataka government lifted the ban ....

25 March, 2019

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
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Can bike taxi startups ride their way to growth?

Binu Paul

This is the final of a three-part series that analyses India’s transport aggregation sector. You can read the previous parts here and ....

4 October, 2018

Can transport aggregation services scale beyond cabs?

Binu Paul

This is the first of a three-part series that analyses India's transport aggregation sector. In India, cab aggregators ....

20 September, 2018

Exclusive: Bike taxi firm Rapido buys motorcycle-sharing startup Getbike

Dearton Thomas Hector

Bengaluru-based bike taxi startup Rapido has acquired Hyderabad-headquartered motorcycle-sharing startup Getbike to enter the ....

23 May, 2018

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
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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

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

Dearton Thomas Hector

Cab-hailing startups Ola and Uber as well as a number of bike-taxi startups on Thursday sought greater clarity on regulations ....

22 September, 2016

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

Dearton Thomas Hector

In a bid to resolve regulatory hurdles that hinder the operations of taxi aggregators in India, the ministry of road transport ....

21 September, 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

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

Arti Singh

Bangalore-based Roppen Transportation Services Pvt Ltd has finalised its second round of funding to expand its bike taxi booking ....

15 April, 2016