PITCH finalists

We have a winner: Mytaxiindia crowned RISE’s best startup

To get here they’ve gone through three tough rounds of pitching to packed out audiences. They practised until they were pitch perfect and now the hard work’s paid off. Congratulations to Mytaxiindia, who were announced as winners of PITCH on Centre Stage today.
Their Centre Stage pitch was in front of ZhenFund’s Anna Fang, GGV’s Jenny Lee and Freelancer’s Matt Barrie. They were up against SVET Labs and Tripinsiders, the other PITCH finalists.

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AHMEDABAD:, an outstation taxi join hands with Paytm for digital payments

AHMEDABAD:, an outstation taxi service startup has entered into a collaboration with Paytm to enable digital payments for its app. Till now, commuters using the app could pay through Payumoney, Cash, Netbanking, Debit Card, Credit Card and EMIs. "The partnership with Paytm is in line with our goal of removing payment hurdles," said Mr. Mohit Rajpal, Co-Founder of With EMI option, the customers can easily convert the hefty amount into EMIs as taxi booking for multiple days generally leads to big amount of payments.

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connectivity from airports

Mytaxiindia, Musafir join hands for seamless connectivity from airports

Indian outstation taxi service provider on Thursday said it has tied up with online travel agency for a better connectivity from airports to cities.
"Our association with the online travel agency will be beneficial for Indian travellers. We thrive to provide the best outstation taxi experience with best class of service throughout India," said taxi service provider's cofounder Anshuman Mihir.

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cab booking business

My Taxi India seeks to do what Ola and Uber opted out of; will it succeed?

While a pitched battle for the lucrative intra-city on-demand cab booking business plays out across the country, another segment of the cab booking market has been relatively quiet. Inter-city cab booking, a service that Ola and Uber tried their hand at only to opt out of it, remains largely what it was, an unorganised fragmented business.

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digital payments

M-TAXI ties up with Paytm for digital payments

M-TAXI, India’s first 2-wheeler Taxi service, has partnered with Paytm to integrate its payment wallet in the M-TAXI app. The company said the collaboration is a strategic step towards making cashless payments on the go.
As the most widely used mobile wallet in the country, Paytm's integration will provide an established option of payment to the customers of M-TAXI.

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Japanese travel firm

MyTaxiIndia raises $500,000 from Japanese travel firm

Online taxi hailing service MyTaxiIndia Pvt. Ltd has raised $500,000 in a pre-Series A funding round from Japanese travel major Nihon Kotsu Travel Service Co., marking the first investment for an overseas taxi company in a home-grown counterpart. The company had raised $100,000 in a seed round from the Gurgaon-based Green House Ventures in June.

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Rental Startup

Taxi Rental Startup MyTaxiIndia From Japan's Nihon Kotsu Travel Service Co.

Japanese travel major Nihon Kotsu Travel Service Co., Limited has invested $0.5 Mn in a pre-Series A round in online taxi hailing service MyTaxiIndia Private Limited.
The funds will be used by the company to enhance its technology platform and bring more vehicles on board. It also plans to foray into 25 more cities by the end of the year. This is the first investment for an overseas taxi company in a domestic counterpart.

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Japan’s biggest taxi company-Nihon Kotsu, bets big on GHV’s backed MyTaxiIndia

MyTaxi India (MTI), the second startup to signup with GHV Accelerator for its Accelerator Program,has bagged Pre Series-A funding of USD 500,000 from Nihon Kotsu Co., Ltd. (Japan Taxi), a century old leading taxi company from Japan.The deal was facilitated by GHV.
1D9Qow_ICo-founded by Anshuman Mihir, Mohit Rajpal and Satyakam Rahul in 2012, MyTaxiIndia (MTI) offers a complete taxi rental solution for city tours, outstation travel or holidays, both for B2B and B2C clients.

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India Funding Roundup

India Funding Roundup: Sheroes, ToneTag, StoreMore, My Taxi India, MyPoolin, OneAssist, an online career portal for women in India has raised Rs. 5 crores in funding from Quintillion Media and 500 Startups. Other investors included Google's Rajan Anandan, Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Freshdesk's Girish Matrubootham, Flipkart's Binny Bansal, ET reported.

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GHV Backed MyTaxiIndia Gets $500K Pre-Series A Funding From Japan’s Biggest Taxi Company Nihon Kotsu

GHV Accelerator backed taxi rental startup, MyTaxiIndia (MTI), has bagged Pre Series-A round of $500K from Nihon Kotsu Co., Ltd. (Japan Taxi), a century old leading taxi company from Japan. Co-founded by Anshuman Mihir, Mohit Rajpal and Satyakam Rahul in 2012, MyTaxiIndia (MTI) offers a complete taxi rental solution for city tours, outstation travel or holidays, both for B2B and B2C clients.

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Car rental start-up Mytaxiindia gets seed funding from Green House

Delhi-based online car rental start-up, (MTI), has been identified by Green House Ventures (GHV) for its 12-month accelerator programme for entrepreneurs.
MTI will receive seed funding of $100,000 from GHV, which gets 20 per cent equity in the company.
GHV will provide the necessary resources, strategy and mentorship that will enable it to scale faster.

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delhi-based car rental company aims to service 12.5 million customers

Kahini Chakraborty - Mumbai
New Delhi-based car rental company aims to have its own taxi outlets at all airports and more than 300 railway stations in India in the next five years. Targeting to reach 12.5 million customers worldwide, the company plans to start operations in the European market. Presently the company operates with a fleet of more than 7700 car inventory across India.

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Luxury car operators gear up for big, fat Indian wedding season

Big, fat wedding days are ahead for Indian families and among those set to tap the opportunity are luxury car rental companies.
Each year, at least 10 million Indians marry and the market is estimated at nearly $35 billion, growing at about 25 per cent annually.

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Lost in translation? Hire a driver who speaks your mother tongue!

During a recent family trip to Kashmir, Rupesh Waghmare, a property consultant from Kandivli, was surprised when a driver he hired at a hotel welcomed him saying, 'Tumhi kasha aahes?' meaning 'how are you?' in Marathi.

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Six startups minting money from doing something different

India is fast becoming the hot bed of upcoming innovative startups that are carving a niche for themselves in a cut-throat market. How does one startup stand out from the crowd?

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Car rental companies offer multi-lingual drivers for tourists

Travelling to a new city and you don't speak their language? Wondering how to explain your hotel/business destination to the cabbie? Fret not.

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How Anshuman Mihir's is making life easier for the Indian traveller

A team player, Anshuman Mihir had the ability to bond strongly with people due to better understanding and professional ethics. This, coupled with his penchant for challenges, made him a favourite with his employer, Voyages India, a Delhibased B2B travel company.

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A Taxi Network for All India

A Taxi Network for All India

Gone are the days when commuters had to contact multiple cab rental companies to book a cab or taxi instantly. Start-ups like MyTaxiIndia are revolutionising the working of car rental companies in India.

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aggregation space over

Evangelizing cab aggregation space over 100 tier II and III cities: The story of MyTaxiIndia

During Techspark Grand Finale Shailendra Singh of Sequoia Capital urged budding entrepreneurs to identify large problem (pain-point) and build a solution around it, so that even they fail, they would end up with making significant mark. For Anshuman Mihir, founder and CEO of MyTaxiIndia, frequent hassle while booking cabs across different cities in the country made him to dive into startup pool.

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