Easy Taxi Receives US$4.9 Million Rocket Internet Investment

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Brazilian startup Easy Taxi has received a Series A investment of US$4.9 million (R$10 million) from Rocket Internet. An app designed for the web and smartphones, Easy Taxi connects passengers with nearby taxis and allows them to order rides in a way that is fast, easy and secure.

Easy Taxi launched officially in April of this year in Rio de Janeiro, where it now boasts 400 taxis and over 5,000 users. With the Rocket Internet investment, the company will set a plan in motion to roll out the product in 10 different cities, starting with São Paulo.

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