PoolCircle

  • Bangalore, India
  • Media & EntertainmentSocial Media, Social Impact, ride sharing, Mobile, Sharing Economy

We are the safest peer-to-peer ride sharing / carpooling tech platform.. Longer term we aspire to be "The eBay for the Sharing Economy"

Founded:
July 2013
Stage:
Early Revenues
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

Featured

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PoolCircle launches Standard Fuel Share Fare to ensure consistency in radio cab services | YourStory

Apr 24, 2015

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PoolCircle Is Now Enabling Ride Sharing For Intercity Travel | Inc42

Sep 08, 2014

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Ride Sharing Startup PoolCircle Wants to be the eBay of Sharing Economy | NextBigWhat

Jul 04, 2014


Founded

First spark! Amidst chaotic Bangalore traffic. We can do more than just curse!

Nov

2012

New Team Member

Tech Co Founder identified and brainstorming starts

Dec

Founded

Think Big! Why just carpooling, Lets go after the entire Sharing Economy.

Feb

2013

Founded

FREEDOM!!!!!! Raghu's first day as Founder & CEO of PoolCircle

Jul

Founded

Accepted as part of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator for startup

Jul

New Team Member

First full time Engineer, Gowtham joins - kickass developer

Sep

New Product Release

BETA LAUNCHED!!!! PoolCircle iOS and Android mobile apps launched

Nov

Media Coverage

Pitched PoolCircle at the Microsoft Ventures Demo Day to 400 investors mentors

Nov

Customer

BETA launch at NetApp, our first enterprise customer

Dec

New Team Member

Isaac and Premjeet join- Two more awesome Engineers

Dec

New Product Release

LAUNCHED! PoolCircle General Availability launched for iOS and Android

Apr

2014

New Product Release

Launched product to power ridesharing for the IPL Cricket matches across India

May

New Team Member

Front End Engineer Vivin Antony joins team

May

New Product Release

LAUNCHED PoolCircle Web UI

Aug

New Product Release

Launched an integration with Explara, online event platform

Oct

Customer

Launched at GE, our first paying enterprise customer

Jan

2015

New Team Member

BIG HIRE!!! Asha Vishwanathan joins the team as VP - Analytics

Apr

Jobs


Team Summary

Raghu Ramanujam - Founder & CEO. Formerly Director Product Management at InMobi & ZOHO; Mentor at Microsoft Accelerator

Ashok Ramamoorthy - Founder & VP-Technology (Part-time). Technical Architect and Lead for the mobile app development team at ZOHO

Asha Vishwanathan- VP - Analytics. Business Intelligence and Analytics professional with strong track record from Oracle and Wipro

Isaac Kingston - Android Developer

Vivin Antony - Front End Engineer


PoolCircle is part of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator for startups

Team


    • Ashok Ramamoorthy

    • VP - Technology, Founder

    • Part time

Product/Service Summary

PoolCircle is the safest peer to peer ride sharing / carpool network. We leverage our users's existing network of connections, or "Circles", to build trust.
Our Standard Fuel Share of Rs 5/km ensures that Passengers commute at fares lower than any cab and Car Owners save up to 75% on their fuel bill
Available on mobile (Android & iOS) and web

How are we different?

1. Strong safety enablers - Fine grained control on which "Circles" you want to carpool with, User Rating based Trust Points to demonstrate user identity and build trust. peer rating
2. Strong economic incentives for the participants based on Standard Fuel Share
3. The best User Experience for Search, Setup and carpool - in just a few taps

Product/Service Descriptions