Online taxi booking startup for outstation travel, AHA Taxis has raised an undisclosed round of angel funding from ah! Ventures. The deal was advised and syndicated by ah! Ventures and led to closure on its private equity investment platform, CLUBah.com.
Additionally, AHA Taxis has roped in Vikas Taneja of Games247 as advisor.
AHA Taxis was founded in April 2015 by Amit Grover (ex-Infosys, Asian Paints, Onida, IIT-IIM alumnus), along with Praveen Samariya (ex-Times Internet, IIT alumnus), Kunal Krishna (ex-Headstrong, Copper Mobile), Kumar Arayan (ex-Swiggy, Askmebazar, NIIT) and Shivam Mishra (ex-Crazzy, college dropout).
A division of WAAH Taxis Pvt Ltd, AHA Taxis helps travellers save cost on outstation travel by charging only for actual KMs travelled. Traditionally in Indian road travel, the taxi owners charge a return fare from customers even for one way trips, as they are not assured of passengers on return journey.
Amit Grover, Founder, AHA Taxis, explains,
Very few of the present cab provider offers intercity ride, “AHA” being one of them. Having said that, the primary problem with a regular cab is that you get charged for the return trip too. Here, “AHA Taxis” takes the lead by providing you the taxi and charging you only for the actual kilometres travelled. We are aggregating demand and supply using website and mobile app to make it a win-win situation for all stakeholders – taxi owners, customers, society and environment.
The startup provides service in 100+ cities and plans to expand to another 100 cities by mid-2016. It has served outstation trips across 100+ cities.