Minicab booking app Minicabster raises £2m funding

New entrant to burgeoning taxi booking market backed by Just-Eat CEO

A start-up that allows users to book private minicab journeys on their smartphones announced this week it has raised £2m in seed funding from a group of tech investors.

Founded in 2012 by Brooke Pursey, Minicabster is one of a number of start-ups which allows customers to compare quotes and book taxis and minicabs through its app. Currently available in London, Manchester and Birmingham, the company allows customers to book licensed minicabs “in a couple of clicks”.

Minicabster’s £2m backing comes from a group of experienced angel investors, including David Buttress, CEO of takeaway marketplace Just-Eat, Daniel McPherson, founder of Launcha, and New Look founder Tom Singh.

Founder Brooke Pursey, who started his career selling burgers from a van, commented: “[My early career] probably isn’t the way the vast majority of Silicon Valley CEOs started out but I feel like it’s given me a good foundation in business. I always had the drive to build something myself from a young age.

“We’re building something special here and the people using our service come back time and time again, which is important to us.”

 

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