“The TLC protects the taxi industry. And I don’t think anyone in their right mind can deny that fact,” Sidecar co-founder Sunil Paul said to applause at Disrupy NY today.
Paul argued back and forth with New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Deputy Commisioner of Policy and Programs Ashwini Chhabra, with Hailo’s Jay Bregman hopping in to discuss innovation in the New York taxi… → Read More
During a panel discussion at Disrupt called “Urban Transportation,” the CEO and co-founder of Hailo, Jay Bregman, announced that the on-demand taxi service has gotten the go-ahead to operate in the New York City area within the next couple of hours. The London-based company has raised $50.6M to date, covering cities all over the world such as London, Dublin, Boston, Chicago and… → Read More
New York City is one step closer to having regulator-approved e-hail apps, thanks to the end of litigation against the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission. That’s because a judge today dismissed a controversial lawsuit filed by the black car industry against the regulator. → Read More
In the coming weeks, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission is expected to enter into its first trial of taxi e-hail apps. That’ll allow startups like Hailo that help users find nearby cabs through their mobile phones, without having to hail them from the street. At the same time, competition is coming from services like SideCar, which enables passengers to find rides from community drivers. → Read More
Hailo, the company that began life as an app for easily hailing and paying for black cab service in London less than a year ago, has now officially kicked off service in Boston, its first U.S. city. The app-based taxi service got its sea legs in Europe first in London, and then with an expansion to Dublin, and then moved across the pond with a launch in Toronto a little less than a month ago at… → Read More
Hailo is making the trip overseas from the U.K. with its first North American launch today, as it officially debuts its service in Toronto. From launch, Hailo faces stiff competition – Uber is offering free taxi service all this week, in a move blatantly designed to take some of the wind out of Hailo’s sails. But I spoke with Hailo Toronto President Justin Raymond at their local headquarters… → Read More
Hailo, a European mobile taxi network, is announcing a $17 million round of Series A financing led by Accel Partners. The company previously raised $3 million in seed funding from Wellington Partners and Atomico, who both participated in this round as well.
Hailo, which has been operating in London since last year, is a mobile network that matches passengers and licensed taxi drivers (a… → Read More