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Jan 18, 2023Liked by AutoMarketplace

Revel will win if an auction happens. I just think it’s should be split very fairly with other bases. Revel is back by venture capitalists. It’s very easy for this industry to create a monopoly.

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Perhaps put a cap on the number of licenses one entity (or associated entities) can bid on? I think other bases will be able to compete as well. Right now, 70% of TLC Plates are controlled by drivers, that have non-transferable plates, so monopoly formation seems tough at this moment. I do agree that the ~30% in transferable business entities can be monopolized though, if not properly regulated

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Yes, but the amount of money Revel has is an unfair advantage to other base companies. You can look up the crowdfund money raised.

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Their investors or management won’t necessarily sign off on allocating all that money bidding for FHV licenses

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Appreciate the kind words! That’s always been our goal 👍

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