Hailo is the largest taxi service in the world. All it takes is two taps on your smartphone, and you can pay cash or card. Hailo, which started in London, is now also live in Dublin, Barcelona, Singapore and Tokyo, amongst many other cities globally.
The company was co-founded by three London Licensed Taxi Drivers, and also three experienced internet entrepreneurs. As well as helping customers, it helps taxi drivers. Immediate benefits to cabbies on the Hailo network include notifications about empty ranks, road closures, events happening in town, bursts, and traffic updates in real-time at the touch of a button, enriched by driver-to-driver updates.
Hailo is backed by Atomico, Wellington Partners, Accel Partners, Union Square Ventures, Phenomen Ventures, KDDI, Richard Branson, and several other angel investors.