Result of the collective efforts of engineers from IITs, MBA graduates from IIMs, and Chartered Accountant from ICAI, LetsPool is a newly launched India-based car & bike pooling mobile app built with the aim of making the ridesharing experience more comfortable & secure. LetsPool is offering its service in all major cities across the country and has pioneered many new features to enhance the ridesharing experience.
Ever since its launch in April 2016, the team of talented individuals behind LetsPool has been actively working to promote the concept of ridesharing in the country. They are educating people on how sharing rides will reduce traffic on roads, will save people fuel money, as well as help reduce the air pollution to make country a better place to live.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
LetsPool is a car&bike pooling app that offers you a cheaper and convenient way to travel by sharing car & bike rides with people going your way. It is driven by robust features that enhance security, offer a flexible mode of transport, as well as put user privacy as a priority. The user interface of the application is highly engaging to make app use easy, thus, making carpooling &bikepoolingmore convenient.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
Our belief in coexistence and collaboration!
People must embrace the reality that to make this world a better place to live for everyone, we must learn to share this planet and its resources with all its ‘fellow passengers’. We were struggling daily with the traffic problems while commuting to the workplace and otherwise too. This idea just triggered and soon we executed it as ‘LetsPool’, bringing you the best option to share rides with other commuters in your city in an easy and convenient way.
As Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru said, “The only alternative to coexistence is co-destruction.”
What is your life mantra?
Together we can make a difference! We are open to new ideas and new ways of thinking and believe in executing them with expertise.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
We have just started and are still in our early days. But yes, one of the challenges in our journey so far has been to be able to dream & create a business model beyond just profit. Also, to build a team who imbibes our idea and have the same thought process.
How did you overcome those challenges?
By believing that ‘We can do it’.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Currently, we are bootstrapping.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
As we mentioned earlier, we are still a very young organisation. But all of us having worked in various corporates over the years have learned that the biggest asset to any organisation is its motivated employee force. Different people get motivated in different ways; some by money, some by recognition and some by growth. We are a very small team currently but highly motivated to ensure that we make a good impact on the society and make it a better place to live in.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
- Set your dreams high
- Be in a continuous state of action to achieve those dreams
- Never fear failure! The harder you get hit, the more you move forward.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
We have been regular users of Uber, Zomato; both world class Apps and leaders in their domain.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Focus, Focus & Profound Focus
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Though our Application can be used All over India; for both Intracity as well as Intercity travels, we are currently focussing on Delhi NCR region (home ground). We intend scaling operations to Mumbai and Bangalore in Q1, 2017; or may be sooner. We intend to make LetsPool as one of the most trusted brands in the ride sharing space in India and beyond.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
We would not want to change the way we began our careers. We are proud of our experiences, achievements, and failures. We are what we are because of these. We intend to build on from here on.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Goa, Switzerland, and Venice.Though, being with friends and family anywhere would be a best getaway destination.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!