Ola acqui-hires Bengaluru-based Pikup.ai to improve safety, transform customer experience

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Ola, a Bengaluru-based transport service provider company, has taken over another Bengaluru-based startup Pikup.ai. While, the team of Pikup.ai will join Ola as part of the deal.

The acquihire will deliver innovations that continue to improve safety and transform customer experience.

Inder Singh, Co-founder, Pikup.ai, said, “Ola has pioneered many innovations in mobility and beyond in such a short span of time. We are looking forward to joining Ola on its mission to build mobility for a billion people, and are very excited about building meaningful technology solutions that have a deep impact on the lives of millions, every single day.”

Ola, Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati-led was founded in December 2010 as an online cab services in Mumbai. It is an online transportation network company developed by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd. The company has been expanding its horizons with focus on credit over the last few years.

The company has already designated $60 million for international expansions. While, apart from London, Ola had launched its services in number of foreign cities.

Pikup.ai, on the other hand, was co-founded by Inder Singh and Ritwik Saika. The company uses autonomous technologies like artificial intelligence, computer vision, and sensor fusion to provide seamless AI-powered solutions for businesses.

While, Ola said that it was increasing its focus on using advanced analytics and deep technology to build on its mobility solutions.

“As we advance on our mission to build mobility for a billion people, we are investing in futuristic technology solutions that will shape the future of mobility in India and the world. We are very excited to welcome the Pikup.ai team to Ola and we look forward to co-creating innovative technology that will help redefine the mobility experience in times to come,” Ankit Bhati, co-founder and CTO, Ola, said.

Some of the leading ride-hailing cab services includes GrabUberGettMeru CabsCareem, and many more.

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