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The OlaCabs Story

The Founders:
– Bhavish Aggarwal:
Education: B. Tech in Computer Science from IIT, Bombay.
Prior work experience: Worked in Microsoft Research, Bangalore for 2 years, right after college. While trying to chase his dream of entrepreneurship, he started an online holiday and tour planning service on the side, before changing that into OlaCabs.
– Ankit Bhati
Education: Dual Degree(M.Tech+B.Tech) from IIT Bombay.
Prior work experience: Worked in a number of start ups including QED42, Makesense and Wilcom, before joining OlaCabs.
The OlaCab story:
While trying to keep his holiday and tour planning business afloat, Bhavish had to travel from Bangalore to bandipur, for which he rented out a car, which ended in a very bad experience. The driver stopped the car in the middle of the journey and demanded a renegotiation of what Bhavish was paying. After being refused, he proceeded to abandon him enroute his destination. This is when he realized how his plight was probably similar to a lot of customers a…
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