HOP

  • Bangalore, India
  • Transportation

It seeks to crowdsource amateur drivers and match them in real time with car owners.

Founded:
2016
Stage:
Proof of Concept
Market:
B2B

Startup Video

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Founded

I started working on the idea on Feb 1st.

Feb

2016

New Product Release

Looking to launch the product on Sept 1st

Sep

Jobs


Team Summary

RAGHUNANDAN SUBRAMANIAN - MBA IIM Ahmedabad
10 years experience in technology, 5 years in marketing and strategic planning

Started as a coder in java and web
technologies like html, css and javascript and
worked in technology for 10 years.
Worked in strategic planning and marketing for a real estate company. In marketing, I increased sales numbers for our flagship project from 2 units a month to 40 units a month in a span of 18 months. Have worked on 2 startups earlier, in education and online pharmacy. Am proficient in Android app Development


MANIVANNAN MUTHUSAMY
Over 17 years of experience in IT dual hatting as a large scale program manager and technology architect

Technology expertise varies from client server application, Web application, Mobile Application, IOT(Internet of things), Big Data analysis, IT automation, Cloud migration and hosting. I hold a patent in Air Transportation along with Unisys. Handled $30+ million projects and grew it to $50+ million.

Team

Founding Team

Entrepreneur @ Squarebuzz, VP Marketing @ Ozonegroup, Managing consultant @ IBM, Senior Specialist @ Merrill Lynch, Consultant @ Charles Schwab

WORK

Squarebuzz (2014 - present)
Entrepreneur

Ozonegroup (2010 - 2014)
VP Marketing

IBM (2009 - 2010)
Managing consultant

EDUCATION

IIM Ahmedabad
Master of Business Administration (MBA) • 2008 - 2009

California State University-East Bay
MBA • 2004 - 2006

University of Mumbai
BCOM • 1994 - 1997

Product/Service Summary

Hop is an platform that matches amateur driver with car owners in real time. Car owners get a driver to drive them to/from work for free while drivers get to be in a car rather than use public transport. The platform charges a small fee in lieu of the matching service. All major cities in India are good candidates for such a service as driving is a stressful experience for the car owner and public transportation is even more stressful for the amateur driver

Product/Service Descriptions