DriveU, a Bangalore based startup that aggregates on-demand drivers for private car owners, has announced that it has acquired Gurgaon-based on-demand driver service provider CallAtHome, for an undisclosed amount.
With this acquisition, the startup is planning to get strong hold of the commutation services in Gurgaon and over 500 driver partners across India.
Rahm Shastry, co-founder & CEO of DriveU, said,
Gurgaon has an abundance of Fortune 500 companies and shopping malls. It has the third highest per capita income in the country. All this makes Gurgaon, the next logical destination for DriveU. We were impressed with the outstanding customer feedback CallAtHome has received for their driver service. With this acquisition, we will now add 150 partner-drivers to continue the high quality, on-demand DriveU driver service in the Gurgaon area.
Founded by Alok Inamdar, Satyendra Singh and Anubhav Sood with an objective ‘to be every car owner’s personal driver’, CallAtHome is a tech based on-demand driver service which is offering customers a superior, affordable, and reliable experience. As per the company, it has served over 7,000 trips since inception in July last year.
Alok Inamdar, co-founder & CEO at CallAtHome, said,
We are impressed with the breakneck growth that DriveU has experienced in such a short time. We are handing over CallAtHome customers and drivers to a worthy inheritor in DriveU.
Founded in July 2015, DriveU is currently operational in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi, and through this acquisition, it will introduce its service in Gurgaon also. It offers a simple and transparent, pay-as-you-go, fare of Rs. 99 per hour, with no surge pricing feature on the App.
With more than 500 partner-drivers across the nation, the company claims to have served over 30,000 trips to more than 10,000 satisfied customers, of which over 60% are women.
Earlier in February, DriveU had raised $1 million in seed funding from Unitus Seed Fund, for expanding its network to 100,000 drivers in around 20 to 30 cities.