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Fasten is gone! No more Fasten in Austin and Boston

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StuffinMuffin
863 Rider Driver
 Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

WHAT?!  I thought they were doing ok?

"With heavy hearts, we are writing to let you know that as of 12am on Monday, March 5th, we will be shutting down all operations in Austin and Boston. Fasten has agreed to be acquired by Vezet Group, one of the top ten ride-hailing companies across the globe. While they will be using our brand and our technology to grow their business in other parts of the world, they will be freezing our operations in the U.S."

https://blog.fasten.com/us/goodbye-from-fasten-thank-you/

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    AsStibelDude
    668 Driver
     4 years ago

    Saddest rideshares news in a longwhile.  You guys were one of the good guys.  Enjoyed working with you in Beantown.  best of luck!

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    RPaulson
    558 Driver
     4 years ago

    What will I do now with one less driver app on my phone?!!!!   <---yes, I am ajerk.

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      DDominico69
      188 Driver
       4 years ago

      I actually did try to use Fasten as much as I could because for each trip the earning was higher than Uber.  They only charged $1, and no frills.

      They had surge pricing too.  Imagine the amount you make if you get a good surge and only pay $1!!

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        RPaulson
        558 Driver
         4 years ago

        ...but wasn't that the problem?  They just weren't making enough money.

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    GarretCarrot
    36 Rider
     4 years ago

    Another one bites the dust. When will the world realize that no company can beat Uber. You all just need to stop trying.

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    george
    60 Rider
     4 years ago

    This is so sad, I loved Fasten!

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    sCloudMeNot11
    36
     4 years ago

    I guess Uber and Lyft returning to Austin was too much for them.

    and watch, now there will be doves of people in tears who will claim they would have used Fasten if it meant sticking it to Uber and the big guys.  Now they are too late.  

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    ScarySamantha
    53
     4 years ago

    Hey, they are still looking for jobs.  Check out the job openings.

    https://fasten.com/us/careers

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      AngieKM169
      119 Rider
       4 years ago

      Can we stop talking ill of the dead?

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    ChrisNorway1
    57
     4 years ago

    It'll pull a Bridj, another ridehail company which was more like an on-demand bus service.  They ceased operations in Boston and then they took the platform and deployed it somewhere in Australia.

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    mboscorelli
    250 Rider
     4 years ago

    Yeah, they've been looking for their next round of funding.  I know the growth has slowed down but...  so sad.  I guess their Russian founders decided to cash out and run.  Throw 30 employees out on the street.