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Estonian transportation startup Bolt launches in Russia

The Tallinn-based transportation platform, Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, started operations in Russia on 18 April by launching its ride-hailing services in the country’s second-largest city, St Petersburg. Bolt will offer competition in a market dominated by the Russia-based company, Yandex.Taxi. “Russia is a rapidly growing on-demand transportation marketplace. Bolt’s …

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Estonian entrepreneurs launch a substantial education fund to support innovation

Several Estonian entrepreneurs have launched the Good Deed Education Fund, with a goal to provide seed capital for innovative initiatives in Estonian education; the fund plans to contribute €1 million to impactful educational initiatives. The fund is led by the Good Deed Foundation that has a long-term experience in launching …

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Estonian-founded transportation startup Taxify launches dockless scooters in Paris

The Estonian-founded transportation startup, Taxify, is rolling out an electric scooter service in the capital of France, Paris, and will expand the service to more cities in the coming months. By combining scooter rental with its existing ride-hailing platform that has millions of users across Europe and Africa, the company …

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Daimler to buy 10% of Estonia’s Taxify for €100 million

Daimler AG, the German multinational automotive corporation, is to buy 10% of the Estonian startup, Taxify, for over €100 million – making the market capitalisation of the startup over €1 billion. Daimler, the producer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, is to make the investment later this week, the Estonian weekly newspaper, Eesti …

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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 …

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Estonian startups are conquering the world

Estonian startups have not been resting on their laurels – in a short time, three companies have expanded their worldwide operations. From a taxi app to building Europe’s largest technology company Taxify, the taxi-hailing startup, announced a strategic partnership with Didi Chuxing, a Beijing-based ride-sharing company, that currently offers mobility …

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Why is it important to foster the rapid growth of innovative transport startups?

The Estonian politician and MP, Kalle Palling (Reform Party), explains why it is important to foster the development of innovative transportation companies that transform public transport and logistics. In less than one month, Estonia will pass a law that will transform the transport sector and help improve the environmental dimension …

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Estonian-founded Taxify launches its ridesharing platform in Paris

The Estonian-founded ridesharing startup, Taxify, has launched its service in Paris, France, with 5,000 drivers signed up to the platform. Taxify’s platform in Paris is open to both taxi drivers and private hire drivers who have the required documentation. Taxify takes 15% commission from the drivers, which is up to …

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A Chinese ride-sharing company invests in Estonia’s Taxify

Taxify, the Estonian-founded taxi booking startup, announced a strategic partnership with Didi Chuxing, a Beijing-based ride-sharing company. Taxify said in a statement that under the partnership, DiDi will invest in and collaborate with the company to support its further growth and innovation across all markets. “We will utilise this partnership to solidify …

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Taxify mobile application expands to the Netherlands

Taxify, an Estonian-founded taxi booking application, is launching in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, in collaboration with Aemstel Taxi. “I am truly happy to finally launch Taxify service in Amsterdam. It’s a big day for the Dutch taxi customers. Amsterdam is a big deal for us, so we have …

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