The German carpooling app Wunder has forayed in India and has recently launched a revamped version of its global app in line with the urban mobility needs of the Indian community. The app entered India in early 2017 with a soft launch in three cities viz. New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai.
First launched in 2014 in parts of Europe, Wunder has already made its mark in cities such as Manila and Cebu of Philippines. The vision of the Hamburg headquartered company is to build a new form of the public transportation system for the most gridlocked cities in the world and solve the problems of urban mobility.
Essentially, Wunder Carpool aims to position itself as an alternative to existing public transport mechanisms such as buses, metros and ride-hailing options such as Ola and Uber. The main purpose is to build a community which is aware of the urban mobility problems their country is facing and is willing to contribute to it.
The Wunder carpool app thus aims to encourage people who are traveling in the same direction to share their rides as a community initiative to reduce pollution and decongest roads, rather than making it as an option to earn money. “If talked about India particularly, this is a real problem for not only the Tier I cities but also for the Tier II and Tier III cities. The only way forward is not to put more cars on the road going forward,” says Rachit Shadra, Growth Manager at Wunder Carpool.
With a team of 55 people of 26 nationalities, Wunder carpooling app has so far reached 700K global users and 300K Indian users. The startup has already raised Series B funding round and notes eminent investors such as Blumberg Capital, Piton Capital, iEurope, German Startups, and Cherry Ventures.
Wunder Carpooling App in India: Unwrapping The Revamped Version
After testing waters for almost six months in India, this week, the company launched a revamped version of the global Wunder Carpool app. As claimed by the company, the revised version is based on the feedback from over 200 community members in both India and Philippines, while picking up the most common ones.