Snapp (company)

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Snapp
Private company
IndustryTechnology, Transportation
FoundedFebruary 28, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-02-28)
Founder
  • Eyad Alkassar
  • Mahmoud Fouz
Headquarters,
Services
  • SnappEco
  • SnappBike
  • SnappBox
Number of employees
1000 (2017)
ParentSnapp Group
Websitesnapp.ir

Snapp (Persian: اسنپ‎) is the first Iranian transportation network company based in Tehran, Iran.[1] Snapp launched in February 2014. Users can request a ride via the iOS, Android, or web application, by indicating their location and destination. Eyad Alkassar and Mahmoud Fouz are the founders of this corporation.[2] The price of the trip is set beforehand, to eliminate Bargaining. Snapp commissions drivers upon completing a background check, and showing a valid drivers license and insurance before hiring them. Snapp, along with Tap30 are the most popular ride-hailing platforms in Iran.[3]

Snapp currently operates in Arak, Urmia, Isfahan and Suburbs (Najaf Abad, Fuladshahr, Shahin Shahr), Ahwaz, Babol, Bandar Abbas, Tabriz and suburbs, Tehran and suburbs, Rasht and suburbs, Sari and suburbs, Shiraz and suburbs, Qaem Shahr, Qazvin, Qom, Karaj and Suburb, Kerman, Mashhad, Yazd, Neyshaboor, Gorgan, Ardebil, Hamedan and Bushehr. They are looking to expand to new cities, and may even seek to expand internationally.[4]

In October 2016, the company received a $20 million investment in a Series A round led by MTN Group, a South-African multinational corporation.[5] According to a 2017 interview with Shahram Shahkar, the CEO of the company, Snapp employs more than 300,000 active drivers and more than 500 personnel.[6] Snapp rebranded itself and changed its logo in 2019.[7]

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  1. ^ "Snapp on Crunchbase". TechCrunch.
  2. ^ "Snapp About Us". Snapp.
  3. ^ "Snapp vs Tap30 vs regular taxies – which one is cheapest?". Living in Tehran. 2018-05-10. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  4. ^ "SNAPP TAXI DOWNLOAD | SNAPP: Iranian Version of UBER Guide". HiTehranHostel. July 12, 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  5. ^ Bayrasli, Elmira. "With a €20 million Series A Snapp opens up ride-sharing in Iran". TechCrunch. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  6. ^ "مصاحبه شهرام شاهکار با دیجیاتو". Digiato. 6 March 2017. Archived from the original on 17 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  7. ^ "نگاهی به لوگو و هویت گرافیکی جدید اسنپ". www.injast.net (in Persian). 13 February 2019. Archived from the original on 17 February 2019. Retrieved 2019-02-17.

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