Liz Gannes

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GetTaxi Raises $12M and Launches Black-Car Hailing in NYC

Yep, it’s another app that helps you hail people to drive you around town. But GetTaxi, which has just raised $12 million in Series C funding led by Kreos Capital, is now launching in the hotly contested e-hailing battleground of New York. The big difference, says U.S. CEO Jing Herman, is that GetTaxi has a full customer-service program, it offers consistent fixed pricing, and it will use existing fleets of black cars to scale supply quickly. “We see New York as a bigger opportunity than the rest of the country combined,” Herman said.

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