BlaBlaCar announces a $115M funding to boost its growth ambitions
BlaBlaCar announced today that it has raised $115M (€97M) to support its growth strategy, as it plans to expand its lead. BlaBlaCar showed strong resilience throughout the Covid-19 crisis, offering a travel solution better suited to the constraints of the crisis and benefitting from a more agile, fast-adjusting travel network. BlaBlaCar gained market-share across its markets, and is well positioned to respond to evolving travellers’ needs in the post-crisis new norm. The platform also announces the acquisition of Ukrainian company Octobus as part of its plan to foster the digitalisation of bus operators outside of Europe.
BlaBlaCar withstands the crisis with 50 million passengers in 2020
As 2020 ends, BlaBlaCar looks back positively on a year marked by the COVID-19 crisis. Despite the drop in activity in Spring, 50 million passengers travelled by carpool or bus with BlaBlaCar around the world, demonstrating the resilience of its community-based travel network.
BlaBlaCar unveils its future Parisian headquarters
In spite of the health crisis, BlaBlaCar remains focused on its long-term development projects. At the beginning of 2022, its 400+ Parisian employees will move into the new headquarters. Currently under construction, the first images have just been unveiled.
BlaBlaCar & Voi Technology join forces to offer BlaBla Ride scooters in France
For the first time, BlaBlaCar extended its multimodal offer into micro-mobility by joining forces with Swedish e-scooter company Voi Technology. Thanks to this strategic partnership, BlaBla Ride scooters will help French cities and their citizens have access to safe and sustainable mobility at a time when it is more crucial than ever. Both companies remain separate legal entities.
BlaBlaCar launches BlaBlaHelp
The BlaBlaCar community app to support each other with grocery shopping during COVID-19
Commuter carpooling : BlaBlaLines reaches 1 million members
Launched across France in Spring 2018, the commuter carpooling app BlaBlaLines created by BlaBlaCar reaches 1 million members. In the context of heavy disruptions in public transportation and in the wake of the adoption of France’s new mobility law, this symbolic figure reveals the growing need for and integration of carpooling services in the daily lives of French people.
Béatrice Dumurgier joins BlaBlaCar as Chief Operating Officer
BlaBlaCar names Béatrice Dumurgier Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Executive Committee starting on October 1. Based in the Paris Headquarters, she directly reports to Nicolas Brusson, CEO and co-founder of BlaBlaCar, taking the lead on global operations for carpooling and buses.
BlaBlaCar offers to acquire Busfor to expand global bus offer
Acquisition of the leading bus player in Russia and Ukraine will significantly increase BlaBlaCar’s inventory of bus carriers, and improve the convenience of booking buses online in the region
BlaBlaCar launches BlaBlaBus in Europe
BlaBlaCar has broadened its mobility offer beyond carpooling by launching in June BlaBlaBus in 5 European countries : France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. From now on, passengers can book bus seats to 300 cities.