Hailo

Hailo harnessed the power of GPS to develop one of the best-funded startups in Europe.

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Hailo logo
Company:
Hailo
Twitter:
@HailoLondon
Website:
www.hailoapp.com

Hailo showed that London can build and deliver a great technology product, harnessing the game-changing power of GPS.

Hailo showed that London can build and deliver a great technology product, harnessing the game-changing power of GPS. Co-founded by three London cab drivers and three entrepreneurs,  Hailo’s taxi hailing app enables passengers to book and pay for a taxi using their smartphone - and provides a way for regulated taxi drivers to organise, schedule and take payment for the journeys they make.

Despite operating in a competitive marketplace, Hailo is in aggressive growth mode: it is available in 20 cities in UK, Ireland, Japan, Singapore and Spain, and sees Asia Pacific as the region for expansion. And, having raised more than $100m from angel investors and VC funds over the past five years, it remains one of the best-funded startups anywhere in Europe.

Hailo features in:

  • Sunday Times Tech Track 2013
  • Future Fifty
  • CB Insights research
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