We help move the world better

Service models ranging from driven to driverless

Million rides covering cities and campuses around the globe

Customers from OEMs and auto clubs to campuses

Multiservice offering

What we do

Ridecell provides the best way to get started in the new mobility market. Because our mobility platform is built on years of experience, it’s ready for automakers, auto clubs, automotive dealerships, and mobility startups to brand and launch their own services—and to scale them profitably as business grows.

The Ridecell platform provides the technology needed to run a standalone ridesharing or carsharing operation—or a hybrid service that combines both. End-to-end automation covers onboarding new riders, checking IDs, dynamic pricing, driver-rider matching, ride scheduling, payment processing, demand-supply balancing, personalized settings, and even referral programs and promotions. And, of course, there’s a customizable app that’s easy for drivers and riders to love.

I have been here for more than a year and I haven’t ever been at any place more focused on one mission – to enable mobility for all in the most efficient way.

– Ridecell employee on Glassdoor

Building a better future

As transportation moves rapidly towards autonomous vehicles, our position at the forefront of the on-demand revolution gives Ridecell customers an edge. By getting started today, mobility innovators can establish their brand, build a base of loyal riders, and learn the ins and outs of managing a vehicle fleet—so they’re fully in gear for the autonomous rideshare future.

Machine learning
At Ridecell, we’re staying ahead of the revolutionary picture. Equipped with deep expertise in mobility patterns and machine learning, we’re building technology that will automate transportation flows from end to end—whether in a chauffeured ridesharing scenario today or in a self-driving service tomorrow.

Ridecell fosters a culture of non-stop innovation and uncommon ambition. We never stop learning and we work hard to understand the challenges our customers face. Our experience, our smarts, our passion, and our humanity work together to keep us focused on an aggressive vision.

Our story

While we’ve been around and accomplished many milestones, we’re really just getting started.


As a grad student at Georgia Tech, Ridecell founder Aarjav Trivedi envisioned a new era of transportation services. The name “Ridecell” comes from this vision: how to get a “ride” with your “cell” phone. The first incarnation of Ridecell was a demand-response mobility service, which Aarjav and classmates ran from a Georgia Tech dispatch room. Building on the success at Georgia Tech, Ridecell started offering its technology to other top universities, including the University of Alabama and UC Berkeley, as well as to cities, campuses, and other new mobility providers.


Over the past ten years, Ridecell has acquired a world-class customer base. The company powers some of the most successful shared mobility services in cities across Europe and North America. These services include ZITY from Ferrovial and Groupe Renault, Gig Car Share from AAA, and KINTO Share, a shared mobility program for Toyota Sweden. We provide end-to-end carsharing and ridesharing solutions for automotive OEMs, auto dealerships, rental agencies, fleet services, and corporate and college campuses. Ridecell has processed more than 25 million rides and has a growing team of over 150 professionals.


Our leadership team

Aarjav Trivedi

Aarjav Trivedi

Founder and CEO

Aarjav founded Ridecell in 2009 and has led its growth from a demand-response service on a university campus to a worldwide platform that powers more than 15 million rides per year. He is responsible for setting the strategy across all areas of the company.

ArunKumar Elangovan

ArunKumar Elangovan


Arun worked with Aarjav to launch the first Ridecell service, contributing his extensive experience building mobile applications, information security systems, and robotics systems. He is responsible for setting and managing the technical direction for the company's products.

Shiva Kumar

EVP, Strategic Finance and Business Development

Shiva brings a unique blend of expertise in investing, capital raise, M&A, and product management in the technology space from companies like Jefferies, Deutsche Bank, BofA Merrill Lynch, and Intel. He has deep experience in the mobility technology market and is responsible for all business development and strategic finance at Ridecell.

Daniel McGehee

Daniel McGehee

Head of Sales - US & APAC

One of the early founding members of Ridecell, Daniel has been instrumental in building the company from the ground up. With a deep passion for mobility services, he is responsible for all sales initiatives for Ridecell in the US and APAC regions.

Fernando Ruarte

VP of Engineering

With over 20 years of experience building and managing global Engineering, Products and Operations for enterprise companies like Mode Media Corporation, Extended Systems, Inc, and Oracle Corporation, Fernando brings his passion for scaling platforms and technical leadership to the team.

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

VP of Alliances and Marketing

Mark brings marketing excellence learned at Apple and Nokia with industry knowledge gained as the Head of Marketing for Cisco's Connected Car team. He is responsible for all marketing and alliances initiatives.

Philippe Huysmans

VP of Growth

Responsible for all revenue and customer success activity, Philippe is a seasoned strategist and serial entrepreneur with a venture capital background and deep expertise in the technology sector. He’s co-founded and managed multiple technology startups including Tapbuy, Flayr, and ScreenTonic and successfully seen the companies acquired by market leaders. Philippe has spent years as an EMEA Director in Paris, London and Seattle while at Microsoft.

Samyak Pandya

Samyak Pandya

VP of Business Operations and Finance

Samyak has over 12 years of experience across the technology, automotive, education, agriculture, and retail industries. He brings to Ridecell deep expertise in strategic planning, execution excellence, and multi-disciplinary team management.

Corporate Investors

Our corporate investors share our vision of running the fleets of the world better.


Hella Ventures

Cox Automotive

LG Technology Ventures

BNP Paribas


Sony Innovation Fund

Deutsche Bahn



Ally Ventures

Financial Investors

Ridecell is funded by financial investors that also share the vision of running fleets and shared mobility better.

Activate Capital

Solasta Ventures

Initialized Capital

Khosla Ventures

Y Combinator

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