We've got big news to share with you at iCabbi! We're delighted to announce that we have opened a new innovation hub in Montreal, staffed by 21 developers formerly of the electric taxi fleet company Téo Taxi.
Shortly after Téo Taxi ceased operations at the end of January, iCabbi made a bold move - quickly scooping up the talented dev team to support our vision of putting taxi companies at the centre of mobility.
With close ties to Montréal’s vibrant AI and tech mobility scene, this innovative team won over the city of Montréal with the highly rated Téo Taxi (EV) passenger app - rating 4.8/5 – higher than most well-known ride sharing giants on the App Store and Google Play. The team will now bring their local knowledge and expertise to our global customer base, working on best in class user booking experience, data science and accelerating EV and AI integration in the iCabbi Dispatch solution.
Our Founder and CEO, Gavan Walsh, commented “It was an unmissable opportunity that fit with our strategy. EVs, AI, and data are key to our plans to continue transforming forward-thinking taxi fleets throughout the world. Montréal is also an attractive base to support our expansion into North America, proving itself as a hub for R&D in tech mobility and this team share our vision and ambition. We’ve now got the largest dev team in this space and are in a rapid innovation phase across current and new solutions for our customers.”
Speaking about the deal at our new office in Montréal, Yasha Sekhavat, who is our new VP of Product for North America, added “we are extremely pleased that iCabbi recognised the value in keeping these high-quality tech jobs based here in Montréal, where we can continue to contribute to the tech mobility ecosystem.”
Everyone at iCabbi is delighted to welcome the Montréal team on board and we're looking forward to scaling up our development agenda with their talent pool.
iCabbi entered into a strategic partnership with Groupe Renault in June 2018. The investment has already seen iCabbi increase its Product, R&D and customer service teams. The Montréal team now bring our total headcount to over 150, giving us a commanding presence and resources across Canada, the US and Europe.
For more information, interviews or images please contact Sinead Gillett on Sinead@iCabbi.com or on +353(0)87 9897610.