Haxi is a free shared transport application that enables users to share transport on short and mid range distances. The name is a portmanteau of "hack" and " taxi". Registered users can be drivers, passengers, or both. Unregistered users cannot get contact details on other users. No registration is needed to logon. The firm's mobile applications facilitates peer-to-peer ridesharing by enabling passengers who need a ride to request one from available "community drivers".
Haxi was created by Aleksander Soender, Joonas Kirsebom and Robert Daniel Nagy in October 2013. By December 2013, the web service was launched in Stavanger, Norway. Haxi released applications for Android and iPhone in March 2014. The service is available in English, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish. The company was registered in April 2014 as Haxi Ltd in London, Great Britain. Angel investor funding for Haxi was secured in June 2014.
Since December 2013, Haxi grew into the biggest ridesharing network in Norway in 6 months. In June 2014, it was estimated that 11,000 Norwegians were using Haxi. By August 2014, that number has risen to 31,000 users with over 2,000 registered drivers in Norway alone.
In September 2014, Haxi surpassed 3,000 registered drivers, and has 42,000 users, with 72% using the app more than once. At this growth rate, Haxi is expected to become bigger than the whole Norwegian taxi force combined by December 2014. Haxi is mentioned as one of the most interesting companies in the ridesharing market Worldwide. In June 2014, Norwegian Taxi Association CEO, Lars Hjelmeng, estimated that ridesharing via Haxi and social media is generating up to one billion NOK ( Norwegian Krone) annually.