Without Uber or Lyft at SXSW, Fasten Says Austin-Based Users Have Jumped 250%

CEO Kirill Evdakov loves the returns on his local campaign

The app is having a good weekend in Central Texas. Photo Illustration. Source: Getty Images

With people arriving in Austin over the last few days for South by Southwest, which kicked off Friday, the grand share of out-of-towners landing in the local airport were likely Googling, “rideshare app that works in Austin, Texas.” By that time, they had probably read that Uber and Lyft were no longer providing service in the Lone Star State’s capitol city after the municipality last summer requested that all drivers be fingerprinted as a passenger-safety precaution.

@Chris_Heine Christopher Heine is a New York-based editor and writer.