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Flywheel partners with taxi company to create ‘FlywheelTaxi,’ reaches deal with SFO

Date: 02/18/2015

Company: Flywheel Software

Source: Geekwire

Those who take taxis in San Francisco should expect to see more Flywheel branding.

Flywheel, which develops a hailing app for taxi drivers, today announced that it has partnered with San Francisco’s oldest taxi company for “FlywheelTaxi.”

Desoto Cab, which has used Flywheel’s technology for more than two years, is rebranding its fleet of more than 300 taxis with the FlywheelTaxi logo.

Flywheel also announced today that it reached an agreement with San Francisco International Airport to legally pick up and drop off those that use its app. SFO officials approved the same for uberX, Lyft and Sidecar late last year. The airport also approved Curb’s taxi hailing-app in October.

Flywheel CEO Rakesh Mathur, who took over in November 2014 when the company raised a $12 million Series C round, called FlyWheelTaxi an “incredible opportunity to very visibly show people our growth and commitment to customer satisfaction.”

“Flywheel is taking taxis into the modern era allowing them to compete with — and beat the unlicensed taxi segment,” Mathur said in a statement.

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