Bengaluru: Humble cell solutions Pvt. Ltd, which operates on-call for drivers portal DriveU, has acquiredGurgaon-based totally driver booking platform CallAtHome (ANS technologies Pvt. Ltd) for an undisclosedquantity, the corporation said on Monday.
DriveU will now have a presence in Gurgaon and over 500 motive force partners with the purchase—various it hopes to double with the aid of the give up of the yr. DriveU started operations in Bengaluru in July 2015, and has a presence in Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.
“With this acquisition, we are able to now add a hundred and fifty accomplice-drivers to keep theexcessive excellent, on-call for DriveU motive force carrier inside the Gurgaon location” stated Rahm Shastry, co-founder and CEO of DriveU, in a assertion.
The corporation, which raised $1 million from Unitus Seed Fund and undisclosed angel investors in Silicon Valley in February, offers drivers to human beings in an effort to use their personal automobiles—amodel that’s in assessment with that of taxi aggregators like Ola (ANI technology Pvt Ltd) and Ubertechnologies Inc., which are promoting the concept of humans foregoing the usage of their vehicles.
DriveU has finished 30,000 journeys, the organization said.
Rahm Shastry changed into one of the early backers of journey hailing service TaxiForSure, whichchanged into sold over via Ola for $200 million in 2014.
“DriveU having speedy ramped up its provider in south Delhi have been looking to expand into Gurgaonplace. we are glad that CallAtHome is part of their equation,” said Satyendra Singh, co-founder ofCallAtHome.
DriveU prices customers a flat fee of Rs.ninety nine in keeping with hour. Drivers get eighty% of the rateeven as the enterprise keeps the rest as fee. The average reserving length is about 4 hours.
the point of interest so far has been on Tier I cities wherein automobile proprietors prefer to be chauffeured around than drive themselves. DriveU is likewise looking to make bigger this base to anetwork of one hundred,000 drivers in 20-30 towns in two–three years, Mint said on 1 March 2016.