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About Free Now

Free Now is a mobility provider in Europe that provides a taxi app that creates a direct connection between passengers and taxi drivers. The app allows users to order a taxi without a conventional taxi dispatching service. Internationally, Free Now offers taxi drivers the freedom to work independently without rigid structures, liabilities and monthly fixed costs. The app is easy to use and provides a transparent taxi booking process: The taxi driver is displayed with picture, name and phone number, a fare calculator controls the transport costs and taxi drivers and passengers can track each other on the map.

Free Now Headquarter Location

Große Elbstraße 273

Hamburg, D-22767,


+49 4041007300

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Companies developing solutions to streamline the way people move themselves. Includes companies providing on-demand access to passenger vehicles and micromobility solutions as well as companies integrating multiple modes of transport, including public transit, into one service.

Latest Free Now News

UAE-based fintech firm Spades, raised $2.5 million in funding from angel investors

May 17, 2022

UAE-based fintech firm Spades, which is disrupting mobile payments in the MENA region through a web-based dine-in app for restaurants and customers, raised $2.5 million in funding from angel investors where prominent European business angels, such as Thibaud Elzière, the founder of Fotolia & eFounders; Eduardo Ronzano, the founder of KelDoc and managing partner of Secret Fund; as well as Yan Hascoet, Othmane Bouhlal, and Omar Benmoussa, the founders of Chauffeur Privé – Kapten – which was acquired by Free Now also participated. Executives with leadership roles at global payment service providers such as Adyen, Visa, and Mastercard, as well as cloud kitchens and multiple hospitality houses in the Middle East, support the Spades team. In its first 12 weeks, the fintech payment startup has signed over 150 restaurants and launched with major UAE brands such as Nola, Couqley, Alaca, and The Sum of Us. This year, the company is rapidly expanding and hiring for a wide range of positions to support its expansion in the GCC and beyond.

  • When was Free Now founded?

    Free Now was founded in 2009.

  • Where is Free Now's headquarters?

    Free Now's headquarters is located at Große Elbstraße 273, Hamburg.

  • What is Free Now's latest funding round?

    Free Now's latest funding round is Merger.

  • How much did Free Now raise?

    Free Now raised a total of $13M.

  • Who are Free Now's competitors?

    Competitors of Free Now include Grab and 7 more.

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