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Forbes India does a story on BlaBlaCar!
Forbes India has featured BlaBlaCar in a 2-page story that talks about the journalist’s first-hand experience of ride-sharing in India, using the BlaBlaCar app. The article explores BlaBlaCar’s recent successes in India given it’s first 100 days and 125,000 seats offered in a short period of time.
To view the full article, click here.
Fortune India features BlaBlaCar India Members in a story on ‘People like us’
Rajkul Fulzele, 33, is a financial consultant at EY in Mumbai. His wife and baby daughter live in Pune, 150-odd kilometres away. Every weekend, Fulzele sets off in his red Honda Civic, driving some three hours To Pune. It’s a great road and a good drive, but doing it alone week after week was getting boring. “I wanted to get some company for the drive, and also split some costs,” he says.He had heard about BlaBlaCar, the international ride-sharing community, and in April, decided to give it a shot. Click here to read the full story.
BlaBlaCar is featured in the Hindustan Times
More and more Indians are opening up to new ways of travelling such as ride-sharing for long-distance journeys.Sample this. BlaBlaCar, the world’s largest city-to-city carpooling platform, has successfully shared over 1.25 lakh seats across 700 towns and cities in India, in just 100 days since its launch. Click here to view the full story.
BlaBlaCar is featured in Mail Today
BlaBlaCar has been featured in a story on how technology is shaping affordable travel in India. The story talks about the sharing economy using examples from the hospitality and travel industries. Click here to read the full story.
BlaBlaCar acquires Carpooling.com and Autohop to lock in European lead
BlaBlaCar has bought one of its biggest rivals in Germany, Carpooling.com, as well as Hungary-based Autohop to secure its spot as Europe’s leading city-to-city car-sharing service. This exciting news has been picked up by major media outlets, such as The Economist, The Financial Times, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur and The Next Web.
No BlaBla…just travel
When Srikanth wanted to go to his hometown- Vijayawada this Ugadi, he was disappointed to learn that train tickets weren’t available. ‘Only at the last moment did I decide to go and there were no tickets in buses and trains,’ he said.
He did not give up and decided to try his luck with the newly launched application called BlaBla through which one gets to share vacant seats in car. Click here to read the full story.
BlaBlaCar is featured on CNBC Young Turks
Watch as the the COO and co-founder of BlaBlaCar, Nicolas Brusson talks about ride-sharing in India on CNBC Young Turks.
BlaBlaCar is launching in India!
French startup BlaBlaCar, which has become the world’s largest long-distance ride-sharing community on the back of deteriorating public transport systems across the world, is launching in India on Wednesday. Backed by European and US venture capital firms, including Index Ventures and Accel Partners, BlaBlaCar will connect car owners and co-travellers to travel together on city-to-city journeys and share the cost of the journey. For starters, BlaBlaCar (a play on in-car babble between driver and passengers) plans to cash in on the 3.5 lakh people visiting the Jaipur Literature Fest slated to be held between January 21 and 25. The news of BlaBlaCar’s entry in the Indian market has been covered by several major publications such as: The Times of India, Business Standard, The Economic Times, NDTV Gadgets, rediff.com and The Huffington Post
BlaBlaCar rides into India! Namaste!
BlaBlaCar secures $100M round of funding led by Index Ventures
Led by Index Ventures, BlaBlaCar has closed a $100 million round of funding to continue expanding our carpooling service throughout Europe and across the globe. This exciting news has been picked up by major media outlets, such as Bloomberg TV, CNN, The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat and TechCrunch. Read more from Index Ventures about our latest round of funding.
- Watch Nicolas Brusson, COO of BlaBlaCar, speaking live to CNN about our latest round of funding.
BlaBlaCar on Bloomberg
BlaBlaCar at the White House
For the first time in 30 years, a French president made a state visit to America. Mr Hollande went to Washington with a handful of French entrepreneurs, including our CEO and Founder, Frédéric Mazzella, from BlaBlaCar. The visit was covered by The Economist, France 24, Bloomberg Luxury and Bloomberg Business Week.
BlaBlaCar brings carpooling to Turkey
BlaBlaCar rides into Russia and Ukraine
BlaBlaCar launches new app
BlaBlaCar in the Press
Not getting a confirmed train ticket for an inter-city journey at short notice? Irritated of being kept on the wait list? Soon, you could share a ride with someone driving his car to your destination. All you need to do is to share a part of the cost of travel. Read the article.The Economic Times – January 14th, 2015
BENGALURU: French carpooling company BlaBlaCar is driving into India at a time when taxi service aggregators are searching for a way out of a regulatory maze. The service for long-distance travel links private car owners with commuters through an online community. Read the article.
The Times of India – January 14th, 2015
NEW DELHI: French startup BlaBlaCar, which has become the world’s largest long-distance ride-sharing community on the back of deteriorating public transport systems across the world, is launching in India on Wednesday. Read the article.