Withers Entrepreneurs Series | From spare room to boardroom
- Topic: Remo Gerber, joins us to talk about his experiences in working on the GetTaxi app
- Date: 05 June 2014
- Time: 18:00 to 20:00
- Venue: 15-17 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RJ
- Who should attend: Entrepreneurs
Successful entrepreneurs can see an opportunity where other people don't. Creativity and passion are essential, but the key trait is an unquenchable belief that through hard work, commitment and a readiness to take lessons from their experiences along the way, they can turn an opportunity into a successful, functioning business reality.
Drawing on our experience of working with entrepreneurial clients, from start-up through to expansion and to exit, Withers has created a series of events to provide entrepreneurs with access to networks, and also to share ideas and learn from those that have successfully turned belief into business.
We are delighted to have Remo Gerber from GetTaxi join us to share his own experiences both at GetTaxi, but also in his previous enterprises including Groupon. He will give insights into how to make a business successful, how to use fast-moving technology to your advantage, and how to expand into different global markets. GetTaxi operate in 24 cities around the world, having raised over US$50m in funding from venture capital at their start up in 2010.
If you are an Entrepreneur and would like to join us on the night at the Charlotte Street Hotel, please use the 'apply to attend this event' link to the right to request a place. If you have any questions, please do get in touch with our event contact.
18.00 - Registration
18.30 - Talks
19.15 - Networking and refreshments
Charlotte Street Hotel
About Remo Gerber
Remo was previously at McKinsey & Co and latterly COO at Groupon, where he oversaw the company's operation during it's busiest period of growth. He joined GetTaxi to do the same. Remo is most relaxed skiing down a snow powdered mountain in his native Switzerland. With a fascinating career, in a former life, Remo was a Professor in biophysics and detected the link of a 'misfolded protein' called a Prion leading to BSE (mad cow disease).
Founded in 2010, GetTaxi, is a free app for iPhone and Android that lets you instantly book a licensed black taxi with a tap of your mobile. Today, they are a global taxi grid across three continents with the best mobile technology, on demand and pre-booking capabilities, 24/7 live customer support, flat, predictable pricing and an unbelievable customer experience that takes transportation to lofty new heights. Operating from 24 cities globally, including New York (Operating as Gett) , London, Moscow, St Petersburg, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, they have picked up 10 million users, 35,000 daily orders and are growing by 400% year on year. GetTaxi is the only on-demand car app that also provides a full business offering, with a portfolio of over 1,500 corporate clients, including the majority of the Fortune 500, using GetTaxi as their way to get around.
GetTaxi was featured as Editors’ Choice by: The App Store, Google Play and BlackBerry World. Having raised $52 million in venture funding it was selected by FORBES as a one of the “top 15 explosively growing companies.”
Every second, someone, somewhere, is taking a GetTaxi ride.
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