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Nov 1, 2022

A note on our 13th Foundation Day


Today marks Ola’s 13th foundation day. Ola was started 13 years ago with dreams in our eyes and the power of purpose in our hearts. Today there is such unparalleled optimism in India about the future and growing clarity about our role in the world. It is our moment in the sun! 

As we reflect upon our journey of building products, technologies, and solutions for India at speed and scale, we feel a sense of pride and enthusiasm. In the last 13 years, we have pursued our instincts, evolved our vision, and explored uncharted territories. From our humble beginnings in 2010, to becoming India’s largest ride hailing company and now a next-generation technology group, our journey has been very enriching.


Ola revolutionised urban mobility by making it available on-demand for over a billion people across 3 continents. Today, Ola continues to move the world to sustainable mobility through its ride-hailing platform as well as through advanced electric vehicles manufactured at our Futurefactory. We are making the impossible possible with our upcoming Gigafactory, which we believe will be a significant leap in India’s journey towards sustainable and new energy vision.


The challenges that the world faces today like climate change, technology shifts, supply chain risks and others need fresh leadership and it is our moment in India to build these paradigms of the future! We are young, unencumbered by the past and full of energy and dreams for tomorrow! Our generation is destined to be the architects of change, shaping the future with resolve and purpose.

And at Ola, we are fully committed to make India the leader in technology paradigms of the future – energy, EVs, AI and digital tech. We will contribute towards the mission of making India a hub of these future technologies and are already creating very large businesses in all of these paradigms. We are building a full stack AI for India, we are developing advanced cell and battery technology, building next generation electric vehicles and redefining the future of logistics and commerce.

This ambition will take a generation to build but we will continue to dream the impossible, and then make it happen!

–  Bhavish

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