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Founded 📆2012
Founder 👔Rod Bishop, Ross Lin
Headquarters 🏙️,
Area served 🗺️
ServicesProfessional chauffeur, airport concierge service, transport
Number of employees
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Jayride Group is a Sydney, Australia-based Internet company that operates, an online marketplace for travellers to compare the shared airport shuttle and private transfer companies.[1][2][3][4][5]


The founders Rod Bishop and Ross Lin[6][7][8] launched in January 2012 as a marketplace for ground transport to offer shared airport shuttle and private transfer companies.[9][10] In the initial year, the founders spent time organising transport data and developing a transport schema for the website.[11][12] They partnered with Travel brands and travel agents by selling transfers by integrating their platform on's API.[13][14][15]

The company won the 2013 Seedstars World Sydney business pitching contest and received the title of Best Startup Business in Sydney.[16] Later in the year booking systems were added, allowing travellers to pre-book private transfers and shared shuttles at fixed prices, with other modes of transport removed from the site.[17][18] After Australia and New Zealand, the company expanded its operation in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and in 2015 they further expanded their business in the United States.[19][20][21][22][23]

The company was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange as JAY on January 29, 2018.[24][25]


In January 2017, Jayride raised $1.5 million to build a global marketplace for airport shuttles and flight passenger transfers.[26][27][28] It brought the total funding to $5 million.[29] Later in the year, the company raised $8 million in funding for expansion in the United States.[30][31][32]

In March 2019, Jayride announced that it has secured a finance of a $3M from Pure Asset Management Pty Ltd.[33]


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  10. Jacobs, Sam (2019-06-17). "Tech: Jayride hooks a ride from NRMA, offers discount airport transfers for 2.6m members". Stockhead. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
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  13. "Road & rail wrap: Rocky Mountaineer celebrates 30 years, Swiss travel pass superstar kicks off + MORE!". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  14. Tchetvertakov, George (2019-02-05). "Jayride Group posts solid growth figures as online travel continues swift take off". Small Caps. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
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  17. Inc, Midwest Communications. "Jay's Ride to raise money for Weiland Scholarship, Crossroads K9's". WSAU. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  18. ""Brave enough to try": How Jayride's IPO propelled it into a wild new phase of global growth". SmartCompany. 2019-07-01. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  19. "Subscribe to The Australian | Newspaper home delivery, website, iPad, iPhone & Android apps". Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  20. Cullinane, Danica (2018-01-29). "Airport transfer rate comparer Jayride lists on ASX". Small Caps. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  21. "Jayride Group continues international expansion with 11 countries added in December". Proactiveinvestors UK. 2018-12-18. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  22. Cullinane, Danica (2018-08-22). "Jayride Group launches its services in Italy". Small Caps. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  23. "Transport booking startup Jayride gears up for US expansion". SmartCompany. 2015-05-31. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
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  25. February 6, Tristan Harrison |; 2018 9:49am (2018-02-06). "How these IPOs fared 1 week later". Motley Fool Australia. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  26. Costa, Diogo (2017-03-21). "Jayride is 'Ubering' Uber". KnowTechie. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  27. "First Aussie crowdfunding start-up exit Jayride gives investors back 107pc". Australian Financial Review. 2018-06-25. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  28. "Sydney-based startup Jayride to list on ASX today after $1.5 million IPO". SmartCompany. 2018-01-28. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
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  30. "Sydney-based airport transport startup Jayride raises $8 million to grow its US operations". SmartCompany. 2017-09-25. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  31. "Airport transport start-up Jayride scores $8m from Follow[The]Seed and Artesian". Australian Financial Review. 2017-09-24. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
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  33. "Jayride Group secures $3 million finance facility from Pure Asset Management". Proactiveinvestors UK. 2019-03-11. Retrieved 2019-09-18.

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