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The world's first fully integrated global distribution system for private hire vehicles and taxis

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Travel
  • Location London, GB-ENG, United Kingdom
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded June 2010
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Currently focused on the private car hire segment, ubiCabs has created a cloud-based car services booking platform with related mobile and web apps for customers, drivers and taxi companies. This huge industry ($100bn+ worldwide by 2015 for taxi and PHV) still operates with processes that pre-date the Internet era: phone, street hailing and ranks. ubiCabs is building the first taxi Global Distribution System to put the industry online.


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    Jay Patel
    Commercial Director

    Jay is the co-founder and commercial director of ubiCabs. Before starting ubiCabs, Jay ran Google’s process optimisation for AdSense, mobile and distribution deals throughout EMEA. He began his career with IBM, for whom he worked on strategy, marketing, CRM and process reengineering projects. While completing an MSc at the University of Pennsylvania, Jay initiated a venture to provide mobile location services to customers.

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    Lorenzo Caffarri
    Managing Director

    Lorenzo is the co-founder and director of ubiCabs. Prior to launching ubiCabs, Lorenzo was Head of IT at the French logistics division of Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer. There he implemented cutting-edge technology to optimize the supply chain from the source to the point of delivery, benefiting consumers and suppliers alike. Having led a series of advanced process improvements at Carrefour, while studying for his MBA at London

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    Prem Sharma
    Chief Technology Officer

    Prem is the co-founder and chief technology officer at ubiCabs. Prem cut his teeth in technology at Computer Science Corporation before heading up the technology consulting department at Fizzback, a start-up specialising in customer management that has recently been acquired for $80m by Nice Systems. Prem has extensive experience in building complex technology solutions and managing global teams.

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    James Bamford
    Business Development

    James is an experienced & successful early stage / high-growth executive. He was previously Head of Business Development at Multimap, where he grew it from $0m to $20m revenues. He then headed up local search business development at Microsoft after their acquisition of Multimap.

Previous Investors

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    Sean Phelan - Angel investor (Previously founder of Multimaps)
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    Joseph Bitran - MD of Travelhire (a leading UK chauffeur business)