July 21, 2017

Meet Ola’s first employee, who is now driving company’s strategy against Uber



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Jivrajka worked as the one-man call centre for the company which provided outstation rentals through phone and a basic website

Harsimran Julka

Moneycontrol News

Living with his two bosses in a one room apartment, was part of Pranay Jivrajka’s job description as the first employee of Ola Cabs when he joined the startup in 2011.

Situated in a Powai bylane near IIT-Bombay, the home-cum-office boasted of a table-chair, a fridge and two mattresses.

“I brought my own mattress. At night we converted it into a bed, during the day it was an office,” says Pranay Jivrajka, founding partner at Ola Cabs, who joined co-founders Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, in building the company from scratch.Jivrajka worked as the one-man call centre for the company which provided outstation rentals through phone and a basic website.“I still remember the first customer to whom we provided a cab to commute from Ghatkopar and South Bombay every day,” says Jivrajka, who quit a Mumbai-based consulting firm to join the taxi business.“My father amusingly said that if driving cabs was what I wanted to do, then Benares was a better market, due to tourists,” says Jivrajka, who was brought up in the temple city.From the […]

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