Wheely is a chauffeur-on-demand app designed to replace private cars among the global affluent.
The status quo for ride-hailing isn’t nearly good enough for the wealthy and privacy-conscious. They want safe, discreet, reliable, luxurious service. But they’ve been stuck with dressed-up commodity apps, else relying on their own private cars and drivers.
Wheely was founded to give them what they want, and is now available in London, Paris, and Moscow — with Dubai following and a US expansion in Q1 2022.
Wheely is a private, VC-backed company headquartered in London.
Goldman Sachs once said that car ownership provided status, privacy, and true on-demand availability, and that these qualities were “non-substitutable”.
That analyst who wrote that report had never booked a Wheely.
Wheely provides the status of well-trained, well-heeled chauffeurs driving true luxury models, and boasts the industry’s boldest vision for data privacy and driver discretion — all through a gorgeous app that supports both pre-booked and on-demand bookings.
Wheely’s standard is to continually surprise passengers with new bars for in-car preferences/amenities, chauffeur étiquette, concierge-style support, and overall luxury.
About Anton Chirkunov, Founder and CEO
Anton founded Wheely in 2010 after graduating from the University of St. Gallen, originally as an online booking platform for taxis and minicabs. This initial experience taught him that most ride-hail platforms were commodity products that could never replace cars for the affluent, which was both a pain point for them and an important environmental problem.
In 2018, Anton pivoted Wheely to focus on the luxury market in the world’s megacities. Wheely now employs more than 200 staff, hosts 3,500 chauffeurs, has created the gold standard Chauffeur Academy, and is about to begin a multi-city global expansion.