After many frustrating experiences trying to get a taxi, Hamish Petrie decided it was time to shake up the long-standing taxi monopoly in Australia. And so the founder of ingogo had an idea to provide passengers & drivers with a better service by putting passenger and driver directly in touch with each other using innovative mobile technology.
Firmly believing in a fair-go-for-all and cutting out the middleman plus a passion for breaking industry monopolies, Hamish a serial entrepreneur and CEO of ingogo, caught up with the original team behind ticketing company Moshtix. He took them through his plan and they decided the idea had legs and ingogo was born in Aug 2011.
Since March 2015, the company, now in all major cities in Australia, has received over $16 million in backing from prominent Australian investors. In addition, ingogo received a grant from the Australian Federal Government to build a system for Australian business. With these funds ingogo built the most convenient and reliable way to travel by taxi in Australia.
ingogo has won several awards including the CeBIT Future Payments Award and the Service Innovation Award. It’s also been chosen as one of the top 100 coolest companies in Australia by Anthill Magazine, plus has been voted 1 of the 5 companies to watch for in 2015, by Start-up Smart and the Australian Financial Review.
We’re Australian and proud of it!