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BlaBlaCar to start monetisation in 2017, says country head Raghav Gupta

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | More »

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Last year, BlaBlaCar, a global long distance ride sharing service, entered India, after noticing how commute exhausted Indians were constantly looking out for ways to make their travel convenient. The eager adoption of cab hailing services like Uber and Ola was a good starting point for the French f...

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“Lack of public transport a big opportunity for ride sharing operators”

Claiming that BlaBlaCar offered 1 million seats to travellers in the past 12 months, BlaBlaCar’s country manager Raghav Gupta speaks of the business potential in the space, his expansion plans and the emerging competition. Like this video? Sign up for our daily newsletter to get our best re...

17 May, 2016 | More »

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BlaBlaCar raises $200M at $1.6B valuation

Accel Partners- and European VC firm Index Ventures-backed French online carpooling venture BlaBlaCar has raised $200 million in a Series D investment round led by Insight Venture Partners and Lead Edge Capital. Stockholm-based Vostok New Ventures also participated in this round. The investment will...

17 September, 2015 | More »

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Uber raises $1.2B; BlaBlaCar in talks to raise $160M

Cab-hailing firm Uber and ride-sharing giant BlaBlaCar are raising another round of funding. Uber has raised $1.2 billion in a round led by Baidu, a Chinese web services company, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing sources. The new capital will be used increase Uber’s ride sharing b...

10 September, 2015 | More »

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Naspers-owned Ibibo Group enters carpooling business with new app Ryde; takes on BlaBlaCar, Tripda & RidingO

Online travel group Ibibo has launched a carpooling app named Ryde that lets users share rides and travel cost. Ryde operates in the similar space as international ventures that launched in India recently- BlaBlaCar and Rocket Internet’s Tripda- but stands out as it is offering the service for...

29 April, 2015 | More »

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European inter-city ride-sharing startup BlaBlaCar enters India; takes on Rocket Internet’s Tripda & others

Accel Partners- and European VC firm Index Ventures-backed online carpooling venture BlaBlaCar has forayed into India. BlaBlaCar, owned by France-based Comuto SA, positions itself as a platform that fills the inter-city travel market as an alternative to buses, trains and short flights. The services...

14 January, 2015 | More »