Our origin and values

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inDrive began as an exercise of justice. It was New Year’s Eve 2012 in the northern city of Yakutsk, when temperatures dropped to -45°C (-49 °F), and local taxi companies responded with a coordinated doubling of their rates, leaving many locals stranded in the Siberian winter. This collusive and unfair price hike angered the citizens of Yakutsk, who banded together on social media to request, offer, and most importantly, agree on fair prices for their rides. This grassroots, collective, online action eventually became the inDrive app. Transparency, fairness, and innovative use of technology to challenge injustice are the foundational values that power inDrive to this day. inDrive has created mobility solutions that enable choice while retaining a human element. Our platform allows drivers and riders to agree on the price, route, and other details for each ride between themselves. Our peer-to-peer model allows for greater transparency and choice, challenging many injustices that characterize mobility providers, including impersonal algorithms, unfair conditions for drivers, and price manipulation. Founded in 2013, today inDrive is available in over 749 cities across 46 countries on five continents. In 2022, it was the second most downloaded ride-hailing app worldwide based on Google Play and App Store data. inDrive was incorporated in the US in 2018, and its head office is located in Mountain View, California. The group employs over 3,000 people worldwide. In early 2021, inDrive achieved the unicorn status after closing a $150m investment round with Insight Partners, General Catalyst, and Bond Capital, valuing the company at $1.23 billion. In 2023, inDrive raised $150 million from General Catalyst in an innovative hybrid instrument to boost growth, expand its offering and invest in new verticals. inDrive is committed to challenging injustice in communities around the world. In addition to mobility solutions, we offer intercity transportation, delivery, and freight services, as well as job search and on-demand task services across different markets. Along with maintaining fair play in business, inDrive runs 8 global-scale non-profit programs. We are dedicated to supporting access to education, sports, and arts in local communities – after all, inDrive originated as a people-driven solution, and we believe that investing in community development creates endless opportunities for a global positive impact. inDrive is a company run by people, for people, because no technology in the world can replace human empathy. As of July 2022, the company no longer has any legal presence in Russia, having divested its Russian entity and with no plans for further investments in the market. The divested Russian business, which now operates under a different brand, is independently managed and financed, completely severed from the company.