Jay Bregman

Co-Founder & CEO
Hailo

Jay Bregman is the Founder / CEO of Hailo - a network that matches passengers and licensed taxi drivers using a tool which helps to make cabbies’ days more sociable - and profitable. Hailo has raised $20M in investment from an all star cast of investors including Accel Partners, Wellington Partners, and Atomico Ventures.

Hailo is the world’s largest smartphone based personal transportation marketplace operating in a single city with 4,200 drivers registered in London (nearly 20% of London’s licensed taxi drivers). Since launch Hailo has been downloaded 300,000 times and in less than six months since launch, is carrying tens of thousands of passengers every week. In 2012, Hailo is expanding into Dublin, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and New York City.

Previously Jay founded eCourier.co.uk which was voted London’s most inspirational business by the Evening Standard in 2007. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an MSc from the London School of Economics. Jay was named on the Times’ 100 People to Watch in 2012. He now lives in New York City managing Hailo’s New York City expansion.