B2B mobility startup WhistleDrive raises $10 mn in Series B funding round

Shweta Sharma

Hyderabad-headquartered WhistleDrive, an employee transportation company, has raised around $10 million in a Series B round from ....

27 September, 2019

Deal Roundup: Ribbit Capital makes a mark in fintech; startup funding recovers to touch $312 mn

Team TC

After a slump last week, funding in technology startups bounced back as investors put $312.4 million to work across 16 deals. Among ....

30 August, 2019
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Bike taxi startup Rapido is raising $55 mn in fresh funding round

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Telangana-based bike taxi startup Rapido is raising $54.55 million in a fresh round of funding led by Bengaluru-based public markets-focussed ....

28 August, 2019

Bike taxi startup Rapido acqui-hires data analytics firm Vahanalytics

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bike taxi startup Rapido has acqui-hired Mumbai-based data analytics firm Vahanalytics in a cash-cum-stock deal. Aravind Sanka, ....

20 August, 2019

Bike taxi startup Rapido to raise $50 mn; Paytm Mall cuts ties with parent entity

Team TC

Bike-taxi startup to raise $50 million. Paytm Mall cuts ties with One97 Communications.  Shunwei, Westbridge Capital to ....

13 August, 2019

Madras HC order takes Rapido’s bike taxis off the roads in Tamil Nadu

Tanmay Tiwary

The Madras High Court has banned Roppen Transportation Services from operating its bike taxi service Rapido in Tamil Nadu. Rapido, ....

22 July, 2019
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Sachin Bansal in talks to buy Essel MF; Netflix to offer mobile-only subscription for Indian users

Tanmay Tiwary

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal is planning a fintech foray. Netflix is planning a mobile-only service for India. Yoga startup ....

18 July, 2019

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

Tiger Global buys into agri-tech, Sequoia dominates dealmaking across sectors

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Tiger Global Management, a New York-based investment firm best known here for its early bet on homegrown e-commerce player Flipkart, ....

26 April, 2019

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
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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

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

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

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