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Hailo is now the second app with approval to participate in the pilot program, but neither Hailo CEO Jay Bregman nor TechCrunch made note of the startup’s premature launch this weekend.

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 Toronto.

Hailo’s service will be available sometime today, and will be the second company participating in the NYC E-Hail pilot program. Uber pushed its own service just last night.

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