Raghunandan G is Founder and Director at www.TaxiForSure.com
. He has degrees from IIM Ahmedabad and NITK Surathkal. After a successful 3-year stint with Feedback Ventures as a Consultant; he decided to follow his heart to become an entrepreneur. He is an avid reader and an encyclopedia in his own rights and hasn’t lost touch of the technology prowess from his days back in Texas Instruments.
TaxiForSure.com started operations in June 2011 in Bangalore. The startup was formed by two IIM – A alumnae Aprameya and Raghunandan. The aim of this venture was to work with various taxi operators and enable them with technology to ensure that customers get an easily accessible, safe, reliable taxi ride ‘for sure’. The venture is an attempt to make it easier for anyone who needs a taxi on time. The founders believe that a consumer deserves a better way to choose from vast available taxi options and do not need to call 2 to 3 operators with just a small hope of getting the right taxi when they need one. At TaxiForSure, decent rates are available with all kinds of operators, international or local and varied options of cars that customer would want to avail. The entire process of bookings is based on Google map product and is user friendly, transparent, easy and quick.
When a customer needs a taxi to/from the airport, or to reach home safe, or a weekend road trip or for any other reasons, TaxiForSure ensures the right taxi. All a customer needs to do is logon to taxiforsure.com or just call them on 080 6060 1010, rest assured TaxiForSure will hook you up with your kind of taxi. Customers can also book a taxi with the customer mobile application in flat 15 seconds that is now available on Windows, Android and iPhones.
After completion of a successful two year with bookings the founders aim to be “THE” taxi player in the country making every possible quality option for taxis readily available, across India. They recently launched operations in Hyderabad and are already present in Chennai, Bangalore and New Delhi
. The cab operator has also tied up with travel website Makemytrip.com to offer cab bookings to reach a wider customer base.
TaxiForSure.com has raised Series A funding round from Accel Partners, Blume Ventures and Helion Partners in 2011. They have recently closed Series B round from Bessemer Ventures
showcasing the investors’ confidence in the model being both sustainable and scalable. In the three years of its institution, TaxiForSure has grown at a rate of 45% month-on-month and has recently completed 1.5 million transactions.
The cab operator now aims to establish in 20 cities in next 18 months