Roder

  • Kharagpur, India
  • TransportationTaxi, Transportation, E-commerce

Next-gen Transportation System in India. Focus on intercity cab travel at one-way fares. IIT Kharagpur founding team

Founded:
2014
Stage:
Steady Revenues
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

Featured

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Roder signifies a passionate road traveler, says co-founder Ashish Rajput | Entrepreneur

Oct 30, 2016

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Can Roder’s Algorithm Help It In Cracking The $9 Bn Opportunity In Intercity Cab Market? | inc42

Jul 28, 2016


New Product Release

Launched alpha version of InstaCab in Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad

Aug

2014

New Product Release

Affiliation of 4 radio cab companies on our platform.

Oct

Customer

Experimented ride-sharing for outstation travel. 4 trips completed successfully

Nov

New Product Release

InstaCab, the ride-sharing platform for outstation is launched on android.

Dec

New Product Release

Pivot to Outstation Focused Marketplace model with USP of 1-Way Rates.

Jan

2015

Media Coverage

InstaCab won Empresario at Global Entrepreneurship Summit, IIT Kharagpur.

Jan

Media Coverage

Featured in The Hindu Business Line. http://goo.gl/5Q63RJ

Jun

Media Coverage

InstaCab gets featured in inc42. www.inc42.com/startups/instacab

Jul

Funding

Seed Investment led by Unicorn India Ventures, Calcutta Angel Network & angels

Oct

Jobs


Team Summary

The 15 member team is currently led by IIT Kharagpur alumni (2013/14 batch) who have always been passionate about travel and solving ground level problems.

1. Abhishek Negi
- Manages Sales and marketing at Roder.
- Previously worked at Vodafone India.

2. Ashish Rajput
- Manages Strategy and product at Roder.
- Previously worked with Sterling Oil & Gas, UT Austin.

3. Siddhant Matre
- Manages Operations at Roder.
- Previously worked with Absolutdata Analytics.

Team

Founding Team

WORK

InstaCab (2014 - present)
Co Founder

Sterling Global Oil Resources Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria (2014 - 2014)
Geophysicist

The University of Texas at Austin (2013 - 2013)
UG Research Assistant

EDUCATION

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Int MSc • 2009 - 2014

Modern School Rishikesh
10+2 • 1996 - 2008

WORK

InstaCab (2014 - present)
Co-Founder

AbsolutData Analytics (2013 - 2014)
Analyst

Attrait Soulutions (2011 - 2011)
Marketing Intern

EDUCATION

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Dual • 2008 - 2013

WORK

InstaCab (2014 - present)
Co-Founder

Vodafone India (2013 - 2014)
Assistant Manager - Corporate Technology

Introbots (2013 - 2013)
Senior Manager - Business Development

EDUCATION

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Bachelor of Technology • 2009 - 2013

St. Paul's Boys Sr. Sec. School, Kota
10+2 • 2007 - 2009

St. Thomas' College, Dehradun
10th • 2005 - 2007

Product/Service Summary

Roder is the next-generation transportation system focused on intercity travel.

Founded in 2014, Roder provides commercial cabs for intercity travel. Our USP of providing one-way rates for one-way intercity journeys helps users save upto 60% compared to market standards under which a user is charged for both ways.

We are building an intercity route backbone in India where people can hop between cities being assured of a well-maintained & documented cab, verified drivers, standardized pricing structure with no hidden costs and 24/7 customer support helpline.

Users can book a Roder from over 300 locations in India with our reach spreading from major metro cities (Delhi-NCR, Mumbai & Bangalore) to small Tier-2/3 towns (Agra, Dharamshala, Alibag, Chandigarh, Kasol, Ooty, etc).

Users can access Roder via website (roder.in), android app or by directly calling us at our 24/7 helpline number (8010440044). All the platforms are very user friendly with real-time chat feature available.

Product/Service Descriptions