Delhi based Oddeven, which was launched in December 2015 by 13 year old Akshat Mittal has been sold to Orahi, a carpooling app. The amount has not been disclosed.
Oddeven helps riders to match directions and use the car pooling option. The platform currently has 30,000 users. Post-acquisition, Orahi’s combined user base will be 70,000.
Arun Bhati, Founder and COO at Orahi, said: “This move will benefit all odd-even.com and Orahi users. Every new user addition adds to more carpool options for the community and eventually helps in curbing traffic and pollution for the city.”
Happy with the acquisition, Akshat Mittal said, “I am happy that, odd-even.com will now be able to cater to a large number of commuters. The partnership will make an easy interface for travellers as they will have just one platform with a huge database to swiftly select from. I think I can contribute to Orahi as a part of advisory board and will add value in both technical and domain aspects.”
Akshat Mittal is a 9th standard student of Amity International School in Delhi. He will be joining Orahi’s technical advisory board and will be mentored for a year.
Earlier, Orahi had raised Rs 3.5 Crore from Indian Angel Network.[source]