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Flywheel stakes its claim as the 'anti-Uber' as it plans to expand

Caitlin McGarry | Nov. 21, 2014
Uber competitors, this is your time to shine. The popular ride-sharing app is at the center of a media firestorm this week, and customers who care about things like media firestorms are threatening to #DeleteUber. (Yes, there's a hashtag.) Thankfully there are a handful of other apps to turn to when you need a ride: Flywheel is positioning itself as the anti-Uber with a new CEO and a fresh round of funding in the bank.

Cab companies are panicking about competition from Uber and other ride-sharing apps, but they don't have the resources to build their own. Mathur thinks Flywheel will appeal to those taxi fleets, which will make expansion easier.

"We're in the process of doing a bunch of deals with fleets all over the country," he said.

Flywheel also has features that others don't, like the ability to prearrange airport drop-offs through the app. And now that customers are looking for an Uber alternative, Flywheel might have a chance to succeed where other cab apps have failed.


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