Olacabs.com is India’s first car rental and cab services aggregator. Founded and launched in December 2010 by by 2 IIT Bombay graduates, Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, the portal currently offers full day, half day local rentals as well as outstation hires from Mumbai. Olacabs.com collaborates with private taxi owners and brings them onto an online platform for efficient distribution.
Speaking on behalf of Olacabs.com, Bhavish Aggarwal said, “We are very excited in bringing such amazing and premier investors on board who have shown a lot of interest and confidence in our business. Both Rehan and Anupam have built huge online consumer businesses and their advice and mentoring will help us grow the company to the next level.”
Commenting on the investment, Rehan yar Khan, who has a portfolio of more than 10 startup investments in India said, “While travel sites have organized the airline space and others have brought railways and busses on a single platform, there is a tremendous customer need for a one stop shop for booking cabs for travel within the city and when visiting other cities. Olacabs.com will thus be a significant player in the $8B Indian online travel industry.
Anupam Mittal, Founder of People Group (Shaadi.com, Makaan.com, etc.) and a prominent angel investor said, “Bhavish and Ankit appear to be a solid team with a strong commitment towards building a business in this space. Given their passion and the unorganized nature of a potentially very large industry, we felt they deserved the backing. We wish them the best.”.
Following the investment, Rehan yar Khan will be joining the Olacabs.com’s Board of Directors as an observer.