Nikos Drandakis is an entrepreneur and founder of Taxibeat, a leading mobile taxi application, which allows users to choose and hail their taxi driver electronically, without phone calls.
With a technical background as a programmer and an entrepreneurial nature, Nikos founded his first tech startup in the late ‘90s with Suppline.com, a B2B marketplace for businesses to be able to order their supplies online. 2 years later, suppline.com was sold and on 2006 Nikos, along with 2 co-founders launched sync.gr, a blogs aggregator and social networking app for bloggers focused in Greece.
In 2011, Nikos with 3 co-founders launched Taxibeat, receiving a seed funding round from the Openfund, with subsequent rounds that total $7m. On February 2017 Taxibeat was acquired by MyTaxi, a Daimler AG subsidiary. It was rebranded under “Beat” and is continuing its expansion in Latin America.