Gett

  • Israeli technology and the future of transportation Crunch Network

    Israeli technology and the future of transportation

    The quantum leaps in productivity created by the car, train, ship and plane have dramatically changed our lives and movements. But today, we’re at the forefront of a new revolution in mobility, from on-demand ride-sharing and navigation, to car ownership and autonomous connected vehicles. And like most industries in which software is eating the world, Israeli innovation is playing an… Read More

  • Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi

    Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi

    Some more movement and consolidation is afoot in the on-demand transportation industry, specifically in Europe. Today, Hailo is announcing that it has sold 60% of its company to Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler, and Hailo will merge its and rebrand its operations under MyTaxi, another on-demand ride-sharing company that was acquired by Daimler subsidiary Moovel in 2014. The merged… Read More

  • Gett CEO claims his ride-share company is beating Uber in Europe

    It is a very competitive landscape for on-demand rides. While Uber dominates the market in the U.S., Didi Chuxing is the leader in China. And in Europe, there is another player that is making headway. Gett, formerly known as GetTaxi, is the “number one on-demand mobility company operating in Europe,” according to CEO Shahar Waiser. TechCrunch sat down with him for a video interview… Read More

  • VW invests $300M in Uber rival Gett in new ride-sharing partnership

    VW invests $300M in Uber rival Gett in new ride-sharing partnership

    The on-demand transportation service continues to heat up, and today the spotlight is shining on a New York startup whose business is based primarily in Europe. Gett, a cab-hailing startup with operations across some 60 cities, is getting a $300 million investment from German car giant Volkswagen. VW plans to use the investment to spearhead its own move into ride-sharing, on-demand… Read More

  • Gett looks to acquire Radio Taxis in the UK

    Gett looks to acquire Radio Taxis in the UK

    Gett, the on-demand taxi app looking to take on the likes of Uber, has just announced that it has launched a bid to acquire Radio Taxis in London. The deal would bring the total number of black cabs available to users to 11,500, which is equivalent to half of all the licensed taxis in the city. The acquisition is still subject to shareholder approval. However, if it goes through it will make… Read More

  • Google Maps goes beyond Uber, adds Ola, Hailo and more car services to its app

    Google Maps goes beyond Uber, adds Ola, Hailo and more car services to its app

    Google reportedly is working on building its own Uber competitor, and while some believe this will come in the form of a fleet of autonomous cars, there is a more immediate option for how Google can position itself more prominently in Uber’s world: by searching and aggregating everything that the wider on-demand transport landscape has to offer. Today, Google announced its… Read More

  • Gett Adds £6 Couriers To Its On-Demand Cab Service In London

    Gett Adds £6 Couriers To Its On-Demand Cab Service In London

    As Uber continues to raise ever more funding to drive its on-demand transportation app into more categories and countries, one of its smaller, regional cab-hailing rivals is quietly expanding into its own adjacent services: Gett, a startup with service in 50 cities globally whose app can be used to hail black cabs in London, is today adding a courier service, starting in the UK capital. For… Read More

  • Gett, On A Mission To Take Down Uber, Launches “Surge Sucks” Campaign

    Gett, On A Mission To Take Down Uber, Launches “Surge Sucks” Campaign

    Gett ride-sharing platform has spent years now trying to gimmick its way into the same competitive ring as Uber. Last summer, Gett offered flat $10 rides anywhere within Manhattan. But today the gloves are coming off. Rather than undercut their biggest competitor on pricing, the Israel-based company is looking to show users the most integral differentiating quality between Gett and Uber… Read More

  • Gett Plans Move Beyond Transportation To Offer Food, Beauty & Home Maintenance Services On Demand

    Gett Plans Move Beyond Transportation To Offer Food, Beauty & Home Maintenance Services On Demand

    Just as it simplifies the process of ordering a car on mobile, with a flat, non-surge pricing structure for rides, Gett hopes to make it ultra-simple to order products or services without having to do a whole lot of searching online. The hope is that it can reduce the friction and time it takes to order sushi or a massage or a plumber. Read More