The Daimler subsidiary Mytaxi continues to expand internationally and is now buying its Romanian competitor Clever Taxi. The amount of the deal has not been disclosed. Mytaxi also acquired its Greek rival Taxibeat in February, after merging with the UK taxi startup Hailo last summer. The taxi-hailing scale-up is already active in 10 countries and claims over 10 million downloads since its launch in 2009.
Clever Taxi has 17,000 registered drivers and 600,000 users, according to its own data. The startup was founded in 2010 by Mihai Rotaru and Alexandru Dumitru and is available in 20 of the largest cities in Romania.
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