Company: Flywheel Software
Portland peeps have another new option to get around town that isn’t called Uber or Lyft,
Flywheel, which develops a hailing app for taxi drivers, today launched in the Rose City. The San Francisco-based startup partners with taxi companies, who can use the Flywheel app to let passengers hail and pay for rides with their smartphone.
Flywheel, which raised a $12 million funding round in November, is already operating six other U.S. cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle, San Diego and Sacramento.
The company is initially partnering with Broadway Cab, which will equip its fleet with Flywheel’s technology. Flywheel is offering flat-rate rides for $5.03 as part of a promotional deal (Portland’s area code is 503).