Taxi Start-up iCabbi to Create 120 new jobs

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Irish taxi software provider iCabbi has announced the creation of 60 jobs in the short-term, with the ambition to hire 120 in total over the next three years.

The announcement comes a few months after RCI Bank and Services, a subsidiary of French car maker Renault, took a 75 per cent stake in the Dublin-based start-up.

The majority of the roles will be based in iCabbi’s new innovation centre, supporting a product strategy that will shape the future of “Taxi 2.0”, as the sector responds to massive change in the industry such as increasing demand for shared-use vehicles.

iCabbi says its employees will now have a significant opportunity to work on areas including advanced fleet utilisation, cloud infrastructure, open API excellence, app development, business intelligence and artificial intelligence – high-impact roles that will help transform an industry as it competes with new trends and well-funded giants. The new hires will include roles in development, product, design, business development and marketing.

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Customers using iCabbi’s platform have successfully completed over 350,000,000 bookings – the equivalent of over 1 billion kilometres/miles, and iCabbi’s new innovation centre will leverage trip data like this to inform product and operational improvements for its customer base.

Speaking on the immediate changes customers can expect to see, Gavan Walsh, iCabbi CEO and Founder said: “Our customer base is alive with ideas on how to move their business and the industry forward. iCabbi will unite and unleash the potential of a fragmented sector. Our new focus will be on facilitating open innovation more quickly through partnerships, allowing us to focus on our core product – excellence in intelligent dispatch. Groupe Renault and RCI Bank and Services see an opportunity to invest in the taxi industry and help us supply taxi companies with the new tools they need to compete. It’s an exciting road ahead.”

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Pictured above: Niall O’Callaghan, Technical Director & Co-Founder; Gavan Walsh, Founder & CEO; Bob Nixon Sales Director & Co-Founder