Fed up to spend more on taxi from the airport than your low-cost flight ? Finance our app to find neighbors in the taxi line and share cost


The project

2 years ago I landed at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle after my holidays. I have spent all my money and the idea of spending 70 euros in a taxi to come back from the airport to my place was a nightmare.


I saw many people in the taxi line and told myself that among them, some were necessarily leaving very close to my home. But how could I find and approach these neighbors ? This is when Hugo popped into my head. A mobile app. that would allow me to find those neighbors in few seconds so that I could share a cab with them and divide my taxi cost by 2 or more. 


I realized that even if I was keen to share my cab with anybody (cute italian girl, fat russian guy or old english lady), it might not be the case for everybody. So we needed to make Hugo social and tinder-like, allowing people to find taxi-mates with common interests. I poke you, you poke me, we MATCH, we discuss and we share the taxi to get back home. 




I make savings and new friends (which is cool because they live close to me).


Also worth mentioning, if I have left my car at the airport, I can do classic carsharing (like BlaBlacar) and bring a neighbor back with me for cash compensation (freely agreed among us).


Business model is simple. To discuss with a potential taxi-mate I spend 0,3 to 0,6 euros but I do not care as I will save 30 to 40 euros on my ride.




Link to download the app: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/hugo-partage-1-taxi-aeroport/id853678580?mt=8






Why fund it?

Why do you need your help ? 


We have launched the app. on appstore already. Here is the link to download it :




We have already c. 2000 users in France only 2 months after launch and c. 1 500 searches for rides. 


What we need now is create quickly a solid user base to maximize the number of Matches and of taxi-sharing rides. To get happy customers we need to help them make savings quickly.


To this respect we need:

- 5000 euros to develop the V2 of Hugo on IOS (notably the first screen with your search criteria where we want to indicate how many people using hugo are around you): 

- 3000 euros to invest in marketing/communication




Laurent Danino. 34 years old. Université Paris Dauphine and EM Lyon (majors in management and finance). 9 years of investment banking experience at ABN AMRO Rothschild, RBS, Oddo (IPOs).

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Super idée, bravo !