Lompang is a Singapore based app and service that lets people to hitch a ride on private scooters. The app was launched in December last year by Erfi Azhar and Aaron Fu.

Ride-sharing services for cars have taken off in a big way in the last few years with Uber leading the pack. Last week, ride-sharing app Lyft raised $250 Million from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Coatue and Third Point with existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund and Mayfield taking part. In Asia, where in many cities motorbikes outnumber cars, ride-sharing on scooters and motorbikes is a viable option to get around.

“For us, it has always been about filling empty seats and connecting like-minded people who just want to help each other out,” says Aaron. “Inspiration for this idea came from standing at a cab stand for almost an hour, watching cars and motorcycles go by with empty seats, and thinking, ‘How brilliant would it be if one could just jump onto one of those seats?’ and then of course wondering ‘What’s really stopping this?’. We held a pre-launch party on Club Street in December last year, where the street was blocked off and it was just our scooters lining the roads. It was a stunning spectacle and we’ve been very slowly ramping up our public beta period since then.”

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