There are times when using public vehicles becomes too tiresome after a heavy day\u2019s work and hiring a cab leaves a hole in your wallet. Well, that\u2019s where Let\u2019s Ride comes in.\r\n\r\nRajkumar Mundel, the co-founder and CEO of Let\u2019s Ride, faced a lot of problems while commuting from his place to his office in Bangalore. He then started brainstorming and thinking about ideas that would solve the problem of traffic that one faces and also help in reducing the amount of money one pays while travelling from one place to another.\r\n\r\nLet\u2019s Ride enables the commuters to get in touch with the people who share the same route. All that they have to do is sign up and enter their details and then follow the people who share the same routes from home to office and vice versa. This allows the people to share rides and helps them save time and money. Also, ride-sharing has its own share of benefits to the ecosystem - reduced traffic, fuel consumption and illnesses caused due to air pollution; a one stop solution for all - Let\u2019s Ride!\r\n\r\nThe team comprises of\u00a0Rajkumar, Averi Pal Choudhari and Praveen S Mane; all of whom had one dream and that was to change the traffic scenario of Indian roads.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThis startup is more of a social initiative with a business model to help local markets to get connected to people who live nearby. Also, through User Verification, they motivate the car owner to share rides and earn money.\r\n\r\nUnlike competitors, they don't charge the commuters or take a commission. They make money by verifying users, through local market ads and advertising magazines and brochures inside cars.\r\n\r\nThe website was launched on 23rd September 2013 and since then they have more than 5000 registered users and have already connected 500+ users for commute.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe company is on the lookout for funds from seed investors to expand their team, mobile development, on-road marketing for awareness, social media marketing. Their goal is to reach a\u00a05000 user base from major localities in Pune\u00a0and then expand to other cities simultaneously and connect everyone locally from same area for ridesharing.\r\n\r\nCurrently, their target city is Pune, where the number of people commuting in 2 Wheelers and 4 Wheelers is estimated to be nearly 25 Lakhs. \u201cWe will target rest of the metro cities after reaching 10,000 users from Pune\u201d says Rajkumar.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe biggest hurdle the Let's Ride team faces is to bring about the habitual change\u201d says Rajkumar, as he talks about the challenges they have to face. It becomes difficult for them to reach out to people, explain and make them understand as to how beneficial and better ride-sharing is.\r\n\r\nUnlike its competitors like SmartMumbaikar and Riding.com, Let\u2019s Ride works to create a community. It helps people get connected to people from same locality so that they can eventually build their ridesharing circles. They believe in \u2018Start a conversation\u2019 model, where the users have the freedom to interact with other users before making a choice of whom to travel with. \u201cWe believe in interactions rather than Ratings\u201d says Rajkumar.