Drive Buddy

A mobile driving analysis service
Startup name
Drive Buddy
Web address
Founding date
April 2017
Total team member
Startup stage
Consumer, Software
Transport & automotive, Insurance, Car Sharing, Ride Hailing, Saas
Product usage or interact
API, Server software (ie, databases)
Ankara, Turkey

Elevator pitch

Drive Buddy analysis driver's driving habits and detects car accidents automatically by just using sensors on the smartphones. Drive Buddy developed as a SDK, therefore companies can integrate it into mobile applications in just couple hours and start tracking their thousands of drivers directly.


Emre Yigit Alparslan

Graduated from METU Computer Science department. Worked at Silicon Valley as mobile developer. Consulted some of them as remote developer. Business man with strong programming skills.

Esref Ozturk

Graduated BS and MS from METU Computer Science. Worked at sector leader and global companies like Udemy.

Business model

Target customer

Insurers, ride-hailing/sharing companies, logistics companies

Customer acquisition strategy

- Direct sales - having driver community and show casing to companies

Revenue model

Companies choose packages that's best fits for their needs and subscribe to that package. We charge them in monthly bases for per driver in their system.

Market info

Market size

$ 400,000,000,000


These are are the competitors, who are offering mobile solutions like us. Since our algorithm is platform independent we are a step ahead of these companies. Even if data comes from any hardware device we analyze driver's habit smoothly. That is why we do not see hardware solution companies as a competitor, we see them as a partner or customer.


  • 1,000 Driver Count
  • 5 Insurer

Startup traction

Our total driver count is 1000+ and we have currently 3 global insurers, which are trying our solution and 2 in the queue.

Publication date: 13 April 2018