About Us

Summon is an on-demand transportation app that matches riders with a taxi or personal car. You can spot our signature Summon lightning bolt on cars and taxis in the Bay Area.

We strive to provide fair pricing for riders, transparent policies for drivers, and awesome customer support for both riders and drivers. We are always looking for creative ways to make our customers happy!

Summon gets you a ride instantly. We are a small entrepreneurial team focused on making it easier for you to go from A to B.

The idea for Summon was born while our CEO Aarjav waited, with growing desperation, at this bus stop, first for a bus and soon for a cab. Both were eventually over an hour late. He missed his international flight but found the motivation to start a company that would make transportation simpler! Each person who has joined the team since then came with two things: a passion to change the world for the better and the ability to raise the bar at what they do. If that sounds like you, we're hiring, and we have been looking for you!

Want to know more about us? We would love to hear from you at ask@summon.com

Aarjav

Aarjav

Aarjav has started or worked at startups that built everything from fleet automation systems to security systems used by the Pentagon. He leads the company and has a Masters degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and a Bachelors in Computer Science from University of Mumbai.


Arun

Arun

Arun used to work on developing brain computer interfaces at Georgia Tech's Brainlab. His work there has been featured on the Discovery Channel. Prior to Georgia Tech, Arun worked on startups building mobile applications, information security systems and robotics systems. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology.


Jacqueline

Jacqueline

Jacqueline is our Front-line Customer Service and Dispatch Manager. She has played a management role in various businesses from large franchises to privately held practices, and is used to juggling many tasks and clients.


Daniel

Daniel

Daniel started his first business when he was 18 in a college dorm room. It later grew to include a shipping warehouse, storefront, and massive online customer base. He now works on Marketing and is the Assistant to  the Head of Design at Summon.


Amrik

Amrik

Amrik is our go to consultant, assisting us with recruiting drivers and managing our growing clientele.


Zach

Zach

Zach's passion for accessible transportation and efficient use of resources led him to the startup world where he brought P2P car-sharing to California. He now oversees operations and expansion.


Priyanka

Priyanka

Priyanka has a BA from UC Berkeley and a law degree from University of Washington School of Law. Priyanka plays a hybrid role at Summon. She advises Summon as its general counsel and also works on operations-related matters. In her spare time, Priyanka likes to run, read mysteries, and bake.


Venkat

Venkat

Writes code.


Visu

Visu

Before joining Summon to route real vehicles, Visu worked on complex algorithms to route Internet traffic at Cisco. He is passionate about analytics and making operations easier. He completed his Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Apart from work, he is voracious reader of classical as well as modern literature.


Dhruva

Dhruva

Dhruva holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. His primary role at Summon is to keep things rolling along smoothly i.e. harassing developers. When not doing that, he can be found in the kitchen looking for food.


Alex

Alex

Alex likes labor intensive coffee, long naps in inappropriate places, climbing rocks, watching confusing movies, and dance music after sunrise. Once Alex took a Turing Test and got the result "Ask Again Later"...We're not entirely sure what he does here.


Brent

Brent

Brent has a B.S. degree in graphics and design, but has always had a passion for programming. In pursuing his passion, he previously worked for a startup in the Bay Area with a small team of iOS developers. He now works at Summon with a team of focused developers, where he is learning and developing his skills as he builds great apps.


Kriti

Kriti

Also writes code. Steals other people's bio.


Bhavani

Bhavani

Bhavani holds an MBA from San Jose State University and is currently our Demand and Supply specialist. She previously worked as a research analyst at Frost & Sullivan and is quite at home analyzing vast volumes of data and figuring out stories behind them. At Summon, she splits her time between crunching numbers and designing various driver programs. She is a professional swimmer and enjoys water activities like surfing, kayaking and scuba diving.


Praveen

Praveen

Creator of Androids. Praveen has a Bachelor's in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers. He secretly lives in the office and thinks we do not know about it. We know, Praveen.


Josh

Josh

When not writing awesome backend code and automating everything human, Josh fights crime as the Caped Crusader, commonly known as Batman. Yes, we made that up...or did we?


Sathya

Sathya

Sathya has been doing QA for Summon since the day it was born. She loves mobile testing and pushing the code to its edges. She hikes and writes poems in her spare time.


Mowgli

Mowgli

Grrr. Bark. Woff.


Kartik

Kartik

Spends 33% of his time on UX, 33% on marketing, and 33% as an engineer. The rest of his time is spent playing with the office toys.


Steve

Steve Dickerson

Steve is Professor Emeritus at Georgia Tech. He has co-founded machine vision, industrial automation, and robotics companies. In 2005, his company DVT Corporation was sold to Cognex Corporation for $115 million and it continues to be one of the leading suppliers of industrial machine vision Steve started the first U.S. community based vanpool system, Peachtree City Commuter Bus, in 1975 and one of the first car-sharing organizations in the country in the 80s.


Alexis

Alexis Ohanian

Startup guy making the world suck less: reddit, Breadpig, hipmunk, Y Combinator. Investor, speaker, host of Small Empires, author of Without Their Permission.


Garry

Garry Tan

Before Garry Tan had celebrated his 30th birthday, the entrepreneur had already co-founded and helped develop a blogging platform to compete with Tumblr and became a partner at Y Combinator. In 2008, Tan co-founded Posterous, a blogging platform, which has raised $5 million and was acquired by Twitter in 2012.