Redefining Mobility for Billions

Founded in 2011 by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola is one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver-partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent, and quick service fulfilment. Ola is focused on leveraging the best of technology and building innovative solutions ground-up, that are relevant at global scale.

Notably, in 2016, Ola Play the world’s first connected car platform for ride-sharing was launched, transforming commuting experiences and setting the tone for global innovation in this space. Beyond offering a highly personal experience for users during their rides, Ola Play also allows its partners like Microsoft, Apple Music, Sony Liv amongst others, to build a high quality interactive and productive experience for its users. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 110+ cities, can connect with over 1,000,000 driver-partners across cabs, auto-rickshaws, and taxis. Driven by a hyperlocal approach, Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people.

8,00,000

Vehicles serving millions of customers everyday

110+

Cities serviced by the Ola fleet to get you to your destination on time, every time

10,00,000

A million empowered entrepreneurs as driver-partners on the platform

6000+

Employees work tirelessly to provide you with the best in technology and service

The duo behind Ola

Bhavish Aggarwal

Bhavish is an alumnus of IIT - Bombay and worked with Microsoft Research for two years, where he filed 2 patents and published 3 papers in international journals.He started Ola (formerly Olacabs) in December 2010, along with Ankit Bhati, a fellow IIT Bombay alumnus, with a mission to build mobility for a billion Indians.

Ola continues to be the most preferred transportation platform with a wide range of mobility options ranging from auto-rickshaws to business class vehicles as well as shared mobility innovations like Ola Share and Ola Shuttle. True to his belief of the need to have on-demand consumer transportation as a service, Bhavish doesn't own a car himself and vows that he never will!

Ankit Bhati

An alumnus of IIT – Bombay, Ankit founded Ola in December 2010, along with Bhavish Aggarwal, a fellow batch mate with a mission to build mobility for a billion Indians. At Ola, Ankit leads product, engineering, and data sciences, ensuring a strong back-end system that powers the experience of riders and driver partners alike.

Scaling Ola in a short span of time, he has played a lead role in pioneering technologies such as mapping innovations, the world’s first connected car platform Ola Play, and offline bookings that made Ola accessible for a large segment of the population. The desire to make a real difference continues to drive Ankit and he hopes to see more and more young individuals become entrepreneurs in India.