Hiring rickshaw made easy; AutoRaja, TN's first on demand verified rickshaw service to reinvent 5m autos. 2,300+ Drivers. Growing 10% MoM.
Aishwarya conducts the study, A sociological insight into lives of auto drivers
Anubhav has the next big idea!
Anubhav contacts Aishwarya on LinkedIn. Idea turns into an organisation.
Aishwarya returns from Oxford. Anubhav and she found AutoRaja.
We interview experts and entrepreneurs as also auto drivers and union leaders
We formulate a Business Plan and deliver our First Pitch
We interview prospective customers. Follow media campaigns. Start recruitment.
Successfully recruit our first AutoRaja after speaking to over 150 drivers.
With our first AutoRaja on call, we deliver the first trip of our service.
We softlaunch AutoRaja on Facebook. 13 drivers on board.
Tamil, English media start covering our social and technological change story.
AutoRaja witnesses overwhelming customer response to its metered service.
Following AutoRaja's initiative, a new company launches a hail-auto service
We employ transgender women in the driver management team.
AutoRaja consults for the Tamil Nadu govt. and brings about policy change.
Times of India, among other media, hails AutoRaja as a changemaker.
Over 200 drivers associated with us complete over 2000 unique customer jobs
New team member joins us for call centre operations.
INR 50,000 from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Bangalore Chapter.
INR 1,00,000 from the All India Bank Officers' Association
USD 25,000 (~INR 15,00,000) from Shell Foundation, UK, and Embarq India
We add two more members to our call centre team.
We add 8 new members to our call centre team to handle increased demand.
As many as 1500 drivers profiled, and 300 placed on daily roll call.
New channel of booking - over WhatsApp - launched.
Following success of WhatsApp bkg, New Channel of Booking over SMS launched.
INR 60,000, Best Elevator Pitch, TiE International Business Plan Competition
Rs. 9.77 Lacs, Government of Australia - Direct Aid Program Grant
(2012 - present)
Co-founder and CEO
M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women
(2014 - 2014)
Teach For India
(2009 - 2011)
Centre for Social Initiative and Management
Social Entrepreneurship • 2012 - 2013
University of Oxford
M.Sc. • 2011 - 2012
M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women (Autonomous)
B.A. • 2008 - 2011