In 2009 founders Niclaus Mewes and Sven Kuelper launched "mytaxi" - the first taxi app with a direct connection between passenger and driver. mytaxi has grown to the fastest growing taxi-app with more than 7 million downloads and 35.000 connected taxis. mytaxi is available in over 40 German cities as well as Washington, Madrid, Barcelona, Warsaw, Vienna, Graz, Salzburg and Zurich. Investors include T-Venture Holding GmbH (Deutsche Telekom AG), car2go GmbH (Daimler Mobility Services), KfW Bankengruppe, e42 GmbH and Cinco Capital GmbH (Lars Hinrichs).
mytaxi brings a demand for quality to the taxi service for the first time. Every driver using mytaxi has the ability to become a contractor and build their own client base by consistently providing passengers with good service and earning high customer ratings. Through the given peer-to-peer connection between passenger and driver the whole ordering process becomes very transparent for both. The passenger can not only track the taxi’s arrival in the app but also see which driver is coming. For the driver the cost modell is very attractive as they only pay for a successfully completed trip.
- 01/23/12 -techcrunch.com
- 01/23/12 -eu.techcrunch.com