For the one’s considerate about the increasingly maddening rush hour traffic in our cities, things could soon change for better. Still in a nascent stage in India, the idea of car pooling received a big boost as Carzonrent – one of India’s urban mobility solutions provider acquired Ridingo, a car-pooling start-up company, as part of its strategy to build leadership into the evolving “sharing economy”.
A peer to peer car-pooling community founded by Vardhan Koshal and Srivatsan Mohan, Ridingo has an active community of over 10,000 registered users. As a Mobile and Cloud based solution provider of ride sharing, Ridingo has been rated by “Forbes” as one of the “Hottest Startups” in 2013 and was also a part of “Nasscom 10000 Startups” Program supported by Google, Microsoft, Verisign, Kotak and Intel. Ridingo has also been included by Karnataka government in Karnataka MobileOne program in 2013.
Ridingo, with its state-of-the-art technology solutions has tackled all the problems of car sharing by creating a very strict entry barrier for registering in Ridingo. Only professionals working in reputed companies and/ or well connected on LinkedIn are allowed to register. Ridingo verifies the listed employer by asking the applicant for official email address as a part of registration.