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  • uaskforit's Avatar
    410 posts since Feb '07
    • Last time Mr. Tan ,former NTUC Income ex CEO had introduceed 1.now gor GRabtaxi,Temasek investing,is it good to use ?

  • Keepthechange666's Avatar
    4,550 posts since Feb '12
  • hammerhammer8888's Avatar
    5,256 posts since Jul '10
    • GrabTaxi gets 8-figure sum funding

      Vertex Venture Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, is leading a group of angel investors in Malaysia to inject additional funding into start-up GrabTaxi.

      File photo: Taxis in Singapore

      SINGAPORE: Vertex Venture Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, is leading a group of angel investors in Malaysia to inject additional funding into start-up GrabTaxi.

      Vertex Venture says "an eight-figure US dollar sum" is being invested, without giving exact figures.

      The stakeholders have declined to reveal the exact funding amount as it deems it a competitive information.

      GrabTaxi runs a third-party mobile booking app by the same name.

      It now covers 12 cities in five countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

      GrabTaxi says the additional funding will enable it to expand into new markets in the region.

      The start-up plans to channel the funds into hiring engineers and coders, deepening its presence in existing markets and customising new features for different cities.

      GrabTaxi says that since its launch in Malaysia two years ago, the app has been downloaded onto over one million mobile devices.

      It now has more than 20,000 taxi drivers registered on its network regionally.

      In Singapore, GrabTaxi says it has the second largest fleet, second to incumbent ComfortDelGro.

      It adds that over 250,000 people in the region use the app at least once a month.

      The business has caught the eye of venture capital firm Vertex Venture Holdings, which is looking for what's known as disruptive innovations.

      This refers to improvements to products and services that displace existing market or technology.

      Vertex Venture highlighted some key challenges for Singapore start-ups

      Its president and CEO, Chua Kee Lock, said: "We are seeing more people asking us to consider investment. The challenge for us is that we have a relatively high bar.

      "We want to look for something truly disruptive, no point investing in something that is incremental.

      "For our start-ups, the immediate challenge for them is beyond the home market. They have to think of Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia...it means more money, more human resource and a lot more execution."

      Vertex Venture has invested in over 400 companies around the world since its inception in 1988. 

      - CNA/ir

  • Reliefdriver4u's Avatar
    1,667 posts since Oct '08
    • Uniquely Singapore ! No Money No Taxi !

      Grab Taxi app in other country , doesn't give out incentive to drivers and pax ...

  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    261,935 posts since Dec '99
    • i got dl [email protected] and cab.sg

      but haben use

      尽可能 dun take cab

  • hammerhammer8888's Avatar
    5,256 posts since Jul '10
    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      i got dl [email protected] and cab.sg

      but haben use

      尽可能 dun take cab

      Why not? Expensive?

  • Redxx's Avatar
    222 posts since Jun '13
    • Originally posted by hammerhammer8888:

      Why not? Expensive?

      Use grab book taxi good mah...

      Guarantee no expensive white cab come....

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,308 posts since Jun '10
    • Grab smlj taxi, limpek go Grab neh neh better lah

    • All these apps are preying on drivers who might not have calls and wanted something of so called IT savey upgrade driver, but at the end of the day, nothing is for free, commerically, nobody will invest on something with no return, it can be good or bad because they know that in this market, there are desparate paxs and drivers

  • Keepthechange666's Avatar
    4,550 posts since Feb '12
    • OIC, is a call station.....

      After whatsapp bought over by FB 19billion, suddenly all want to create app.....teeth.png

      Limpek already stop using whatsapp, knn we are suckers make people rich.....

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,308 posts since Jun '10
    • There are hundreds of taxi apps in overseas, especially from china, india and many other 3rd world whereby their taxis system are not well organised like us, our companies MDT and operation system is one model that many other countries failed to catch up, because of the need of resources and corruption, it can hardly put the system right.

      So come in all these kind of apps to help the taxi driver to get pax, locate pax and get booking, which is relevant to them, especially when you are in a country whereby taxis are mostly privately own or run by private family.

      But here, especially in the context of big companies like SMRT and CDG, all these apps are secondary

  • charlize's Avatar
    31,783 posts since Mar '05
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,308 posts since Jun '10
    • You paid a rental for a taxis consist of many stuffs, not just the taxi alone, the rental include insurance, road tax, MDT and all it software licence rights, and that is more than enuf, many had said, drive taxis no life, easily tired and also must be alert at all time, if not kenna this and that fines etc.

      Already the MDT giving us headache, what must press no, then go to the fare, then must print, then must remember to put printing paper, then must understand the MDT secret here and there, plus lousy pax, lousy trip, lousy day…sure tired lah, still got time to go play with taxi apps?? surf porn better lah

  • getcarter's Avatar
    1,749 posts since Sep '11
    • Originally posted by bowah:

      You paid a rental for a taxis consist of many stuffs, not just the taxi alone, the rental include insurance, road tax, MDT and all it software licence rights, and that is more than enuf, many had said, drive taxis no life, easily tired and also must be alert at all time, if not kenna this and that fines etc.

      Already the MDT giving us headache, what must press no, then go to the fare, then must print, then must remember to put printing paper, then must understand the MDT secret here and there, plus lousy pax, lousy trip, lousy day…sure tired lah, still got time to go play with taxi apps?? surf porn better lah

      Yea the ezlink shit in mdt really really irritating to press no 

      dunno wen it will end 

  • Keepthechange666's Avatar
    4,550 posts since Feb '12
    • Some of my colleague try using this app....

      The altitude of the TD is knn type....

      Than if call comfort, complain still can get voucher, knn use this app, complain to who?.....teeth.png

    • .

      Edited by FireIce 22 Apr `14, 2:10PM
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,308 posts since Jun '10
    • On the hindsight, Apps do help cabbies, the more the merrier, because it add competition to taxi companies, especially so like Cdg with 16,000 cabs on the road, they will the king of call, but now, they have to re establish themselves, because these apps, especially like with apps like Grabtaxi which my former chief is using is the second largest usage according to statistic.

      With competition among players, as drivers, there is an advantage to play with, and that is also why cdg is rethinking about it calls, went into bidding system, and at time their call now provide destination that they were so reluctant to give when TD ask for it.

      Cdg do charge higher rental with lesser benefit like rebates, but their call, good IT infrastructual and administration is what attract many to join in, but if their call is being threatened, they may be facing many throwing keys and opts for cheaper rental cab with lesser call and use apps like Grabtaxi to get paxs, which is getting popular and cheaper.

  • Keepthechange666's Avatar
    4,550 posts since Feb '12
    • That's why what I mean is that....

      Taxi app and taxi drivers ka ki song only....

      Pax only want taxi fast, but fast also must have certain level of service standard from the TD.....

      Pax are free to use whatever sources in order to get themselves a taxi.....

      But as a TD, think again, is all this app necessary?.....

  • Queen of sgForums
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    FireIce's Avatar
    261,935 posts since Dec '99
  • benqepson's Avatar
    902 posts since May '06
    • Originally posted by Keepthechange666:

      That's why what I mean is that....

      Taxi app and taxi drivers ka ki song only....

      Pax only want taxi fast, but fast also must have certain level of service standard from the TD.....

      Pax are free to use whatever sources in order to get themselves a taxi.....

      But as a TD, think again, is all this app necessary?.....

      Not for limo.  

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,308 posts since Jun '10
    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      dun diang diang check hp and no drive carefully or kena caught and tio summon


      Tio summon is ok, but deduct points until no more points...jialat liao, but sometime, I not careful is because of humsup aunty on board

  • benqepson's Avatar
    902 posts since May '06
    • Anybody got join Grabtaxi ? Got hearsay this red engine taxi in newspaper make additional 1k a month on this App. Chun bo !

      Edited by benqepson 24 Apr `14, 1:07PM
  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    261,935 posts since Dec '99
    • got partnership with m1 sia 

       

      M1 partners GrabTaxi in first-ever carrier billing service for cab drivers

       

      SINGAPORE - Cab drivers in Singapore who use GrabTaxi, a taxi booking smartphone app that connects passengers to nearby taxi drivers, can now pay GrabTaxi fees via their M1 bills.

      The local telco has tied up with GrabTaxi to save taxi drivers a trip to GrabTaxi's offices, it said on Wednesday.

      GrabTaxi, the second-largest taxi network in Singapore, charges taxi drivers a small fee for bookings made through its app.

      "Time is money, and we are pleased to work with GrabTaxi to allow Singapore's hardworking and tech-savvy taxi drivers to top up their GrabTaxi credits more conveniently," said M1's chief marketing officer P. Subramaniam.

      - See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/business/companies/story/m1-partners-grabtaxi-first-ever-carrier-billing-service-cab-drivers-20#sthash.ZcoSa1to.dpuf

       

       

      who ish dis yandao?

  • getcarter's Avatar
    1,749 posts since Sep '11
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,308 posts since Jun '10
    • In the context of singapore taxi driver concern, consider yandao liao, nearly 60% are lau kok kok and 39% look like lau cau, 1% like this can consider yandao liao.

      Futhermore, our humsup queen hot that time, smlj also yandao one..ah neh, ah singh also sarpu

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