Rishikesh is a PES alumnus and the founder of the Rapido Bike taxi services, India’s 1st Bike Taxi. Rapido is revolutionizing bike taxis and more importantly the last-mile connectivity challenge. The solution is being deployed in more than a dozen states in India and recently raised a good chunk of venture-capital for this enterprise.
Right after graduating from PES, he didn’t want to join a company, rather he built one. With that mindset, he co-founded theKarrier.com, an intracity logistics platform. The aim was to give structure to a largely unprofessional and unregulated industry by combining technology and a strong network of individual owners to connect drivers and customers. It was later pivoted into the first of its kind in India, Rapido, India’s largest Bike Taxi which is committed to creating a viable commute option for an urban city dweller. Currently, it is operational in 17+ cities across India, and they are striving towards improving people’s transportation with Bike as a taxi.