Taxify, Uber’s main competitor on the European ride-hailing market, is launching its services in Cluj-Napoca today as part of its expansion strategy, according to start-up.ro.
Taxify’s first day in Cluj will be marked by discounts of up to 50 percent for passengers, with only RON 1 per kilometer.
The company says it takes better care of its partner drivers and that this reflects in the superior service they offer to passengers. Taxify takes 15 percent from drivers’ proceeds and offers consistent daily bonuses, which means that drivers obtain larger net revenues.
“Our mission is to build the future of mobility – expansion in Romania, including in Cluj-Napoca, is part of our purpose. We are available here to offer the best way for partner drivers to make more money as well as offer advantages to passengers. The number of Taxify rides increased tenfold last year, and today there are over 10 million users globally. This is just the beginning, considering that more and more people are giving up their personal cars and starting to use platforms like Taxify,” said Markus Villig, CEO and co-founder of Taxify.
Taxify recently became a unicorn after a USD 175 million investment from Daimler, the company behind Mercedes-Benz. Also recently, the company announced a new affordable luxury service as a competitor for Uber select.
Taxify has opened an office in Bucharest and is looking to hire 50 people in the next six months, most of them software and data engineers.