India Drivers Network

  • Bangalore, India
  • Social Impact, Mobile

Uber for auto rickshaws with a twist. THE marketplace for commuters and commercial drivers

Founded:
2013
Stage:
Early Revenues
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

Featured

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Apps by private developers to help traffic management | http://epaper.indianexpress.com/c/2480330

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The Indian auto rickshaw gets a tech makeover | http://www.zdnet.com/the-indian-auto-rickshaw-g...

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Trip Advisor for Autorickshaw Drivers | http://social.yourstory.com/2013/12/mgaadi-rick...

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How mGaadi is Changing Your Auto-Rickshaw Experience, And the Drivers’ Lives | http://www.nextbigwhat.com/how-mgaadi-is-helpin...


Solomon pitches mGaadi idea to Vishy

Aug

2012

Vishy stoked about mGaadi, teams up with Solomon and concepting begins

Aug

Version 1 PRDs and Balsamiq wireframes done.

Dec

New Team Member

Engineer #1 C(Kiran Raj) joins as Principal Engineer. Yea - let the games begin

Jan

2013

New Team Member

First interns(from BITS-Pilani) join. Srisha (Android dev) & Anurudh (Ruby dev)

Jan

A 3-month incorporation process finally comes to a close.

Feb

Jobs


Team Summary

Solomon Prakash: Ashoka Fellow, Serial social entrepreneur, Founder of Maya and Prajayatna, Founder of Maya Organic & LabourNet, ex-Country Head (Ashoka), Raconteur

Vishy Kuruganti: 20 year technology veteran, Engineer, Product Manager, Blogger, ex-Navteq/Nokia, ex-Yahoo, ex-Adobe, Cofounder of Graspr.com, Founder of TechSangam.com, Ultrarunner

Team


Product/Service Summary

mGaadi dramatically improves the quality of auto rickshaw commuting: 1) Using drivers that go on meter, 2) Matching driver 'beats' with customer destinations, 3) Customer ratings, 4) Safety (vehicle tracking & driver identity), 5) Cashless payments

Value for auto drivers: a) More & higher value trips, b) Daily determinism, c) Financial inclusion

How are we different?

1) Many players in taxi vehicle class but few looking at auto rickshaws - 5 mil & growing
2) We are a low margin high volume business
3) Auto rickshaw commuters exhibit daily use. We are starting with autos, adding taxis later - commuter marketplace
4) Building auto rickshaw network harder than taxi network
5) Distributed call center

Product/Service Descriptions