Fixing Transit

LOCATION San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 10 and 25

# OF ENGINEERS Between 5 and 10

FUNDING $5M - $10M



TAGS Mobile, YC Winter 2012

What do we do?

Transit is broken in most parts of the United States and many parts of the world. Of the $65 billion/year the US spends on mass transit, much is wasted running empty buses once an hour that no one wants to use. The US spends $8B/year running paratransit services that cost as much as $10/mile and are less usable than taxis.

RideCell partners with transit agencies, corporations and Universities to launch, operate, and scale dynamic transit, para-transit, and shuttle services that cost half as much and are 10x better.

Come help us finally solve the first and last mile problem in transit.

Why join us?

(1) Solve a $65B/year real problem we face as in the US (larger worldwide)
(2) We are defining and leading this market - with benchmark customers in each of the categories we serve that we have signed up just in the last 6 months.

Technical challenges

(1) Scheduling and routing hundreds of drivers and vehicles to help transport tens of thousands of riders *per customer* in the most efficient way possible.
(2) Ensuring continuous uptime for a critical service in the lives of every one of our customers (and their customers).
(3) Understanding the core underlying problems transit solves, so that we can building software that solves them in the best possible way instead of just digitizing existing manual approaches.

Our press coverage

Here is some publicity we couldn't avoid: http://prospectsv.org/2015/06/10/winners-awarded-in-call-for-transit-innovators-program/

Our tech stack

  • Python
  • iOS/Swift
  • PostgreSQL
  • Javascript
  • Django
  • Android/Java
  • java

Our investors

  • Khosla Ventures
  • Y Combinator
  • BMW Ventures
  • Initialized Capital