We have a winner: Mytaxiindia crowned RISE’s best startup

Anna O'Hare
Published on June 2, 2016
To get here they’ve gone through three tough rounds of pitching to packed out audiences. They practised until they were pitch perfect and now the hard work’s paid off. Congratulations to Mytaxiindia, who were announced as winners of PITCH on Centre Stage today. Their Centre Stage pitch was in front of ZhenFund’s Anna Fang, GGV’s Jenny Lee and Freelancer’s Matt Barrie. They were up against SVET Labs and Tripinsiders, the other PITCH finalists. claire-pitchblog Mytaxiindia pitching to a packed out Centre Stage audience Our judges decided that Mytaxiindia deserved the title of PITCH winner. They’ll now enjoy their prize of flights and hotels for the team to go to Web Summit in Lisbon. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Stripe, the world’s leading online payments company, who will award them with 250,000 Hong Kong dollars’ worth of free processing on their platform for the winner. There’s even 100,000 Hong Kong dollars’ worth for the two runners up. And the glory of winning, of course. Mytaxiindia is India’s outstation taxi provider, solving the $15 billion intercity taxi market through its technology global distribution system. Winning PITCH is a sure sign they’re headed in the right direction. We caught up with them after their big win. Here’s what they had to say: “We were confident going into the final. We knew we were going to make it.Here all people talk is about Uber, Uber, Uber. But we told them what we are doing and how we are different from Uber. And they understood. We have never pitched like this anywhere in front of so many people. Winning PITCH is worldwide recognition for Mytaxiindia. RISE is a great platform. The people here observed that we have potential and everybody is talking about us now.”