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DescriptionThe Taxi Magnet


London Hub
Somerset House
The Strand
London, WC2R 1LA, GBR
568 Broadway, 11th Floor
New York, NY, 10012


Founder & CEO
Founder & COO
Founder & Chairman
Vice President, Marketing
President, Japan & Asia Pacific
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Hailo is the Taxi Magnet - a free smartphone app which puts people two taps away from a licensed taxi, and lets cabbies get more passengers when they want them.

A Hailo hail is accepted around the world every four seconds from Hailo’s global network of tens of thousands of drivers and hundreds of thousands of passengers. Hailo is available in New York, London, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Barcelona and Madrid - and coming next to Tokyo and Montréal. Hailo has carried millions of passengers and grown to annualized sales of over $100M.

Founded by three taxi drivers and three internet entrepreneurs, Hailo has raised over $50M from investors including Union Square Ventures, Accel Partners, Wellington Partners, Atomico Ventures and Sir Richard Branson.

For more information, visit Hailo’s press section.

Recent Milestones

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    Hailo received $26.5M (£17.5M) in Venture Round funding. (1/20/14)
    Posted 1/20/14 at 1:58am via londonlovesbusiness.com
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    Hailo — "Best Use of Cloud Services" at the 2013 UK IT Industry Awards (11/1/13)
    Posted 10/2/13 at 7:48am via co.uk
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    Hailo — "Best Utilities & Services App" at the 2013 The People's Lovie Awards (10/1/13)
    Posted 10/2/13 at 7:48am via lbbonline.com
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    Hailo — "Best Innovative App" & "Best Payment App" at the 2013 Appsters Awards (9/1/13)
    Posted 10/2/13 at 7:48am via greatpreneurs.com
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    Hailo — Shortlisted for "Most Insightful and Intriguing Internet Innovation" at the 2013 Dot IE NetVisionary Awards (8/1/13)
    Posted 10/2/13 at 7:48am via hailocab.com
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    Hailo added Martin Duncan as Manager, Talent Acquisition. (7/1/13)
    Posted 4/16/14 at 12:49pm
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    Hailo — "Best Mobile App" at the 2013 Bord Gáis Social Media Awards. (5/1/13)
    Posted 10/2/13 at 7:48am via siliconrepublic.com
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    Hailo — "Startup of the Year" & "Best Mobile App" at the 2013 The Next Web European Startup Awards. (3/1/13)
    Posted 10/2/13 at 7:48am via thenextweb.com
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    Hailo added Tom Barr as President & COO, USA. (1/1/13)
    Posted 4/9/13 at 1:20pm
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    Hailo added Kiyotaka Fujii as President, Japan & Asia Pacific. (1/1/13)
    Posted 4/10/13 at 6:03pm
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    Hailo received $30.6M in Series B funding. (12/31/12)
    Posted 12/25/12 at 5:04am via techcrunch.com
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    Hailo — "Best Mobile App" at the 2012 Making it Mobile Awards (11/1/12)
    Posted 10/2/13 at 7:48am via mobithinking.com
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    Hailo — "Best Travel & Navigation App" at the 2013 The Appys Awards. (11/1/12)
    Posted 10/2/13 at 7:48am via theappys.ie
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    Hailo — Shortlisted for "Outstanding use of Technology in the Field of Diversity" at the 2012 European Diversity Awards (7/1/12)
    Posted 10/2/13 at 7:48am via theguardian.com
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    Hailo — Shortlisted for "Campaign of the Quarter" at the 2012 Q2 Admedia Creative Awards (6/1/12)
    Posted 10/2/13 at 7:48am via co.uk
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    Hailo added Simon Veingard as General Manager, London & EVP Operations. (5/1/12)
    Posted 9/6/12 at 5:51am



Hailo. The Taxi Magnet.

Added: 4/10/13


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  1. wellington-partners.com (wellington-partners.com) [edit]
  2. Mobile Taxi Network Hailo Raises $17M From Accel And Atomico To Take On Uber In The U.S. (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Uber Rival Hailo Reportedly Set To Close $30M Funding Round As It Expands In The U.S. (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Cab booking app Hailo raises £17.5m to expand service (londonlovesbusiness.com) [edit]
  5. The winners of The Next Web’s European Startup Awards 2013 (thenextweb.com) [edit]
    2013 Bord Gáis Social Media Awards (siliconrepublic.com) [edit]
    The winners of the 2012 Appys have been announced (theappys.ie) [edit]
    Dot IE Net Visionary Awards (hailocab.com) [edit]
    Hailo, Candy Crush Saga & Nowness Triumph at Lovies (lbbonline.com) [edit]
    Admedia Creative Awards - Hailo (admedia.co.uk) [edit]
    2013 UK IT Industry Winners (ukitindustryawards.co.uk) [edit]
    Appsters Awards 2013 (greatpreneurs.com) [edit]
    2012 European Diversity Awards shortlist (careers.theguardian.com) [edit]
    Making it Mobile (MiM) Award (November 2012) – winners and finalists announced (mobithinking.com) [edit]
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