Changes to crowdfunding laws now enable start-ups like Oscar to issue shares and raise up to $5 million in any one year. Our vision is for every one of our supporters to become Oscar shareholders. Imagine every passenger you picked up or ride your took helped to build a company that you part own.
The Australian Rideshare market is currently worth $290 million and the Taxi industry is worth $6 billion. In 2018, our number of trips went into the tens of thousands and represented a 2900% increase on prior year, and we're only just getting started.
Right now we are rolling out nationally and will be operating in every capital city this year. We're aiming to replicate our exponential growth from 2018 and take that good news with an offer and present it to new investors.
Funds from crowdfunding will be used to enhance our technology, enhance our user experience, build market share and use synergies to unlock a number of significant opportunities. Those opportunities exist in the roll out of our B2B platform and deliveries.
When the time comes, invest in us, become us and share success with us.