CEO Weekends: Ride Sharing startup Tripda Comes Closer to Africa With India Launch

slider003We told you about Rocket Internet’s Tripda when it launched in the US, today the ride-sharing marketplace has launched in India starting in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore then into more cities.
Tripda will face competition from the yet to be launched BlaBlaCar, Ola Cabs, Ridengo, SmartMumbaiKar among others.
Founded this year and now present in North America, Latin America and Asia, Rocket Internet-backed online ride-sharing marketplace is available on the web and on mobile app platforms such as iOS and Android (including payment processing). The platform fills the important long-distance (often inter-state) travel market as a perfect alternative to buses, trains and short flights. Passengers and drivers can set personal travel preferences, exchange messages and mutually filter travel partners taking similar journeys.

Tripda verifies drivers and passengers to ensure security and safeguard user privacy, including offering a “Ladies Only” option for women seeking all-female rides. Also, for the benefit of the entire community, Tripda encourages community ratings and reviews by travelers who have taken rides together.


Tripda is already available in more than 10 countries across the Americas and Asia, and its Indian launch shows the giant startup buildermight launch it in Africa soon, especially Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt or Kenya.

During the US launch, Tripda co-founder and CEO Adi Vaxman said, “Tripda is exciting because it is part of a broader sharing economy movement to increase opportunity and reduce costs. The evolution of the sharing economy over the past two to three years created a mindset that is very open to our offering, and we’re excited about expanding our growth to the U.S.”