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How BluSmart’s team went from 2 members to 300

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Aparajita Saxena

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Aparajita Saxena

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Since its launch in 2019, the electric-cab startup has made gradual strides to challenge Uber and Ola in a few cities. With fresh funding, which is in the works, it hopes to push the accelerator

January 31, 2023

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The paths of Punit K Goyal and Anmol Jaggi crossed long before they decided to start BluSmart, an all-electric cab service. But back then, in 2016-17, the two didn’t know they had a somewhat similar vision for shared mobility enabled by clean energy.

They were entrepreneurs in the solar-power space and briefly worked together on a project before going on their way.

Goyal was setting up another project for Suzlon, a prominent provider of renewable-energy solutions, when he mentioned his idea for electric taxis. Suzlon then suggested Jaggi’s name as a potential partner.

Jaggi was more excited about charging tech, but after deliberations, he bought into the concept of what would become BluSmart, a greener alternative to ride-hailing majors Uber and Ola. The work on the startup began in 2018 and it was formally launched a year later.

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