Lyft

Lyft

Lyft is an American transportation network company. It designs, markets and operates a mobile application for matching drivers with passengers.

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Timeline

December 16, 2020
Lyft says it aims to bring fully driverless cars to multiple US cities in 2023.
June 18, 2020
Lyft announces its plans to host a Juneteenth panel about the importance of Juneteenth and share a Juneteenth bike route map via Citi Bike.
June 17, 2020
Lyft says it will require 100% electric vehicles on its platform by 2030.

April 15, 2020
Lyft launches food and medical supply delivery for agencies and orgs impacted by COVID-19.

April 2020
Lyft launches its LyftUp program to give health care workers free rides.
August 7, 2019
Lyft announces a revenue rising range of $3.47 billion to $3.5 billion in 2019.
May 7, 2019
Anyone with the Lyft app in the Phoenix area can summon one of the 10 self-driving Waymo cars that will join the ride-hailing service by end of September.
March 29, 2019
Initial public offering

Lyft began trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LYFT, priced at $72 a share. The company raised over $2.3 billion in its initial public offering.

November 2018
In November 2018, Lyft bought Motivate, the largest bike-share company in the United States.
June 2018
Lyft receives in $600 million in funding

Investors include Fidelity Research & Management, AllianceBernstein, Baillie Gifford, KKR, CapitalG, Rakuten and others.

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Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Lyft Series B round
15,000,000
January 30, 2013
6 Results
Results per page:
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adebimpe Oyeyemi

Employee

AF Square

Investor

Alex Aguilera

Employee

Amy Zuckerman

Employee

Andrea Long

Employee

Anh Tran

Employee

Ann Miura Ko

Investor

AnnaRose Hughes

Employee

Ben Greenberg

Employee

Benjamin Ling

Investor

Boris Korsunsky

Employee

Brandon Ice

Employee

Brian Garza

Employee

Caleb Sayre

Employee

Chris Arenas

Employee

Chris Grant

Employee

Chris Lambert

Employee

Chris Pouliot

Employee

Colin Frolich

Employee

Cory Jones

Employee

Cynthia Rodriquez

Employee

Danilae Smith

Employee

David Sacks

Investor

Dayton Anderson

Employee

Devon Jerome

Employee

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Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Jason Cartwright
April 4, 2021
techAU
Delivering the best of technology news from Australia and around the globe since 2006.
Suhauna Hussain
January 12, 2021
Los Angeles Times
Labor union SEIU and ride-hail drivers filed a lawsuit challenging Prop. 22, which allows Uber, Lyft and other companies to treat workers as contractors.
Suhauna Hussain
February 4, 2021
Los Angeles Times
The California Supreme Court decided against hearing a case filed last month challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 22, the voter-approved measure allowing gig economy companies to treat workers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Suhauna Hussain
February 11, 2021
Los Angeles Times
A small group of app-based drivers and a major labor union moved forward with a lawsuit against Prop. 22 that was thrown out by California's high court.
Andrew J. Hawkins
April 7, 2021
The Verge
Uber and Lyft are offering bonuses and other pay increases to address its driver shortage problem. Wait times are increasing in some markets, and the companies say they will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to lure drivers back to the platforms.
Kirsten Korosec
April 5, 2021
TechCrunch
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here -- just click The Station -- to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from [...]
Rebecca Bellan
March 30, 2021
TechCrunch
Motional will integrate its driverless technology into Hyundai's new all-electric SUV to create the company's first robotaxi. At the start of 2023, customers in certain markets will be able to book the fully electric, fully autonomous taxi through the Lyft app. The Hyundai IONIQ 5, which was revealed in February with a consumer release date [...]
Ian Carlos Campbell
March 22, 2021
The Verge
Tinder has announced that it's partnering with Lyft to offer the ability to gift rides to your matches, right from the Tinder app. The feature is expected to roll out "in the coming months".
USA TODAY
March 16, 2021
USA TODAY
Users can book a ride for themselves or others through the Lyft app. Hilton Honors, Delta SkyMiles and Chase customers can earn points by donating.
BBC News
March 11, 2021
BBC News
The two taxi apps have faced scrutiny for how they handle incidents of sexual assault and other safety issues.
Andrew J. Hawkins
March 11, 2021
The Verge
Uber and Lyft announced they would launch a "first-of-its-kind" project to share information about drivers deactivated for committing the most serious offenses, like murder and sexual assault.
MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer
March 11, 2021
ABC News
Uber and Lyft have teamed up to create a database of drivers ousted from their ride-hailing services for complaints about sexual assault and other crimes that have raised passenger-safety concerns for years
USA TODAY
March 10, 2021
USA TODAY
San Francisco police say the incident occurred Sunday and a 32-year-old ride share driver was the victim. Uber and Lyft banned the passenger involved.
AST - Allied Security Trust
March 9, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- AST, the member-driven leading provider of proactive and collaborative patent defense solutions, today announced the results from IP3 2020, a...
Dan Goodin
March 6, 2021
Ars Technica
New dependency confusion attacks take aim at Microsoft, Amazon, Slack, Lyft, and Zillow.
Aarian Marshall
March 5, 2021
Wired
The pandemic sapped demand for rides from Uber and Lyft, and government aid has cushioned the blow for workers. Execs are feeling the strain.
Carla Mozée
March 3, 2021
markets.businessinsider.com
Lyft stock advanced after the company reported its best week for rides since the COVID-19 pandemic forced lockdowns in the US early last year.
Ian Carlos Campbell
February 24, 2021
The Verge
Lyft has launched a feature in select Florida cities to allow people to book Lyft rides with a phone call. Call A Lyft is available Monday through Friday from 8AM to 8PM by calling 631-201-LYFT.
Brittany Chang
February 24, 2021
Business Insider
The "Call A Lyft Ride" feature is available in some Florida cities and is "perfect" for seniors and people who can't use the app.
Aarian Marshall
February 24, 2021
Wired
Drivers for Uber, Lyft, and other firms are building apps to compare their mileage with pay slips. One group is selling the data to government agencies.
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