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BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar provides an online platform connecting car drivers with empty seats to passengers.

BlaBlaCar is a French online marketplace for carpooling. Its website and mobile apps connect drivers and passengers willing to travel together between cities and share the cost of the journey. The company does not own any vehicles; it is a broker and receives a commission (between 18% and 21%) from every booking.

The platform has 90 million users and is available in 22 countries, almost all of which are in Europe and Latin America – countries include: Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

The service is named for its rating scale for drivers' preferred level of chattiness in the car: "Bla" for not very chatty, "BlaBla" for someone who likes to talk, and "BlaBlaBla" for those who can't keep quiet.

Timeline

April 20, 2021
BlaBlaCar raises $115,000,000 funding round led by VNV Global .
May 26, 2020
BlaBlaCar partners with scooter startup Voi to launch new BlaBla Ride app.
September 17, 2015
BlaBlaCar raises a $200,000,000 series D round from Grape Arbor VC, Insight Partners, Lead Edge Capital and blisce/.

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Research and Markets
May 17, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Car Pooling Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth and Change to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Car...
Robin Wauters
April 23, 2021
Tech.eu
Happy Friday! This week, our research team tracked more than 85 tech funding deals worth more than €1.7 billion, and about 15 exits, M&A transactions, and rumours, and related news stories across Europe, including Russia, Israel, and Turkey. As always, we are putting all of them together for you in a handy list sent in [...]
Robin Wauters
April 21, 2021
Tech.eu
Hello! Here's what happened today in European Tech. Deals - Romania-born robotic process automation software firm UiPath rose 17% in the company's stock market debut today after the software vendor and its investors reeled in $1.34 billion in the company's IPO. The shares opened at $65.50, giving it a market value of $34 billion upon [...]
Freya Pratty
April 21, 2021
Sifted
Carpooling and transportation marketplace BlaBlaCar has raised $115m, after coming out of 2020 relatively strong.
Romain Dillet
April 20, 2021
TechCrunch
French startup BlaBlaCar has raised a new $115 million funding round (€97 million). While the company is better known for its long distance carpooling marketplace, BlaBlaCar has also added a bus marketplace with the acquisition of Ouibus and an online bus ticketing platform with the acquisition of Busfor. Existing investor VNV Global is leading the [...]
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