“We have got a team which comprises of people who can play chess blindfolded with eight people simultaneously, people who have represented the country, people who have competed in National level sports meets. And all of these people have brought something diverse to the table at TaxiForSure. So for all of the people who work at TaxiForSure, apart from the work that they do, there is much more that they can take away from the company,” says Raghunandan G, co-founder, TaxiForSure (TFS) about the team.
TaxiForSure.com is an aggregator of car rentals and taxis in India. The startup, based out of Bangalore, works with various taxi operators and enables them with technology to ensure that customers get an easily accessible, safe, reliable taxi ride ‘for sure’. Started by Aprameya R and Raghunandan G in June, 2011, TFS provides its services Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi and is looking to reach out to 15 large cities in India within the next six months.
When we, at YourStory TV, visited the TFS office in Bangalore, we were greeted to a decked up and colorful office as celebrations were on for the third anniversary of the startup. The team has grown to 300 employees from the original 3-person team that used to work out of a 200 square foot space.
Join us as we take a tour of the TaxiForSure workplace.
The startup promotes an open culture at work and the place seems to be buzzing all the time. Work and fun are not separate entities at TFS. One can find people sharing ideas in the ‘bean Bag’ room, or discussing strategies over a game of Carrom or Table Tennis.
“Being a part of a consumer-facing company means that people use our product all the time and are always ready with a feedback. Whenever we go to parties or conferences and say that we are from TFS people have something to say to us. It’s a great experience having friends and family using what I work on,” says Satej Sirur, Product Manager, TFS.
“We believe that we have got a great business model. We have got some awesome people with us already who are building fantastic technologies. We are changing the lives of drivers and operators and the way consumers book cabs. And anyone who wants to be part of making history should definitely join TaxiForSure,” signs off Aprameya, co-founder, TFS.
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