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India Car Service Olacabs Picks Up $42 Million in Funding

@denschaal

Jul 11, 2014 8:30 am

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Olacabs hasn’t been transparent about the amount of its prior funding rounds.

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India-based car service Olacabs claims that more than half of its transactions take place through mobile devices. Pictured is the Olacabs iOS app. ANI Technologies


India-based car service Olacabs, which states more than half of its transactions come through mobile devices, secured $41.8 million in funding to expand its service in the country, according to published reports.

ANI Technologies, based in Mumbai and operator of the Olacabs brand, secured the Series C funding from Steadview Capital and Sequoia Capital, with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners India and Tiger Global Management.

Olacabs, which provides a variety of car services including taxi services and hourly rentals, says it will use part of the new funding to incentivize drivers as it competes in India against Uber and a slew of local ride-sharing services.

 

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