WhistleDrive actually defines itself as a Transportation As A Service (TaaS) startup. Currently ranked among prominent transportation startups in India, this Hyderabad based company offers fleet of Cabs & Bus Shuttles, End to End Technology and Ground Operations to make Office Commute safe and fully efficient.
This Hyderabad based company serves 32 clients including some of the big corporates and clocks 3500 trips a day as well as 1,00,000 trips every month. It currently serves Hyderabad, Bengaluru & Chennai and is eyeing rapid expansion in the coming months.
The company’s solid traction recently helped in garnering $10 Mn series B funding round from Chicago-based Colosseum Group. Its recent inclusion in the list of ‘The 50 Emerging Startups in India- 2019’ by Business Connect Magazine added another feather in startup’s cap.
Techpluto caught up with WhistleDrive’s Founder and CEO Rakesh Munnanooru in an exclusive interview. Touching on wide range of issues, Munnanooru sheds light on many important aspects of his young company.
Q) How and when did the idea of starting an employee transportation company came to you?
In 2015, location-based services were taking over the market and I really wanted to be part of the wave and solve a critical problem with real-time location sharing technology. From personal experience and a bit of on-field research, I quickly realised that there is a considerable market for car driver services. We built an end to end solution for the problem and the customer adoption was very encouraging and we quickly grew in numbers.
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