Estonian ridesharing platform Taxify launches in Australia

The Estonian ridesharing platform, Taxify, has launched in Sydney, Australia, with over four thousand drivers registered.

“Sydney is a huge and vibrant city,” Markus Villig, the founder and CEO of Taxify, said in a statement. “We are confident that locals are looking for an alternative ride sharing option, and Taxify is committed to providing both riders and drivers with what they want.”

The startup takes 15% commission from its drivers, which is almost half of that taken by Uber and other ride-sharing platforms, the company said. “This allows Taxify to offer lower prices for riders, and more take-home pay for drivers,” the statement added.

The company is planning to launch in other Australian cities, such as Melbourne, shortly after Sydney, and is preparing to open the service in Toronto, Canada, soon.

The Taxify app is available on iOS and Android. The company operates in 20 countries worldwide and is headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia.


Cover: Taxify fleet in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.

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