BlaBlaCar to acquire Ouibus and offer bus service

French startup BlaBlaCar is announcing plans to acquire Ouibus, the bus division of France’s national railway company SNCF. For the first time, BlaBlaCar is moving beyond carpooling and plans to off

BlaBlaCar is on the path to profitability

French startup BlaBlaCar just released some interesting metrics. The company has reached profitability if you look at revenue between January 2018 and today. BlaBlaCar forecasts that 50 million people

BlaBlaCar acquires carpool rival BeepCar from Russia’s Mail.Ru

Another acquisition for French carpooling platform BlaBlaCar: It’s picked up Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru’s relatively recent rival offering, BeepCar, in what’s being billed as bot

BlaBlaCar sells car insurance products from Axa

BlaBlaCar is iterating once again on its marketplace strategy for all your car needs. You can now buy your car insurance from BlaBlaCar directly with a new product called BlaBlaSure. The company is wo

France’s BlaBlaCar acquires carpool startup Less in ongoing ridesharing consolidation

The ongoing trend of consolidation in the world of ridesharing continues apace, with the latest development coming out of Europe. BlaBlaCar, the French carpooling platform, is acquiring Less, a young

BlaBlaCar is optimizing its service for small cities and has a new visual identity

When you reach BlaBlaCar’s scale, you need to find customers who are hard to reach — literally. The French company announced an effort to optimize its ride-sharing for long-distance rides for peop

BlaBlaCar expands its BlaBlaLines service to Paris area

BlaBlaCar is currently trying to reinvent itself. And it starts with BlaBlaLines, a new ride-sharing service for daily commutes. The company first tested out the new service around Reims and Toulouse.

Google Maps suggests BlaBlaCar for long-distance rides

Google Maps on Android and iOS now has a new transportation option. If you live in a country where French startup BlaBlaCar operates, you can now open the BlaBlaCar app and book a ride straight from G

BlaBlaCar unveils BlaBlaLines, a new app for daily commutes

French startup BlaBlaCar is launching a brand new app and service today. Named BlaBlaLines, this new app is all about short distance carpooling and daily commutes so that you can leave your car at hom

How BlaBlaCar faced growing pains and had to change its focus

And just like other big tech companies, BlaBlaCar recently faced some challenges and had to define a new strategy for the coming years. In a surprisingly candid interview, BlaBlaCar co-founder and CEO

EU backs light-touch regulation for on-demand companies like Uber and Airbnb

On-demand companies like Uber and Airbnb may be coming under scrutiny in some European countries for allegedly contravening local laws, but today the European Commission threw them a line of suppo

France’s Singular Unicorn BlaBlaCar’s Secret To Scaling Fast Globally

<a target="_blank" href="">BlaBlaCar</a> pulled in $200 million and spread its ride-sharing platform to 20 countries this year. It now claims 25 million members worldwide. Co-

BlaBlaCar COO Nicolas Brusson To Talk About France’s New Unicorn At Disrupt London

It seems like nothing can stop <a target="_blank" href="">BlaBlaCar</a>. The company has been building a global ride-sharing marketplace for long distance rides. And it’s wo

BlaBlaCar Is Raising $160 Million From Insight, Valuing Ride-Sharing Startup At $1.2 Billion

A little more than a year after announcing a <a href="">$100 million mega-ro

BlaBlaCar Acquires Its Biggest Competitor To Dominate European Market

BlaBlaCar, a marketplace for city-to-city ridesharing, is acquiring its German competitor, as well as Hungary-based competitor AutoHop. This is no surprise when you know the French comp

BlaBlaCar Expands Beyond Europe

After raising a <a href="">massive</a> $100 million round last summer, <a ta

BlaBlaCar’s CEO Shares The Company’s 10-Year Journey And Global Expansion Plans

Taxi apps and ride-sharing companies may have gained mainstream appeal over the past couple of years, but their arrival has been a long time coming. That's certainly the case for BlaBlaCar, a Franc

BlaBlaCar CEO Frédéric Mazzella Will Talk About France’s Next Unicorn At Disrupt Europe

For our international audience, last July, BlaBlaCar popped out of nowhere and scored a massive $100 million round led by Index Ventures. Frédéric Mazzella's startup is creating a global ride-sharin

BlaBlaCar Raises A Massive $100 Million Round To Create A Global Long Distance Ride-Sharing Network

In what is the largest VC round in a French startup of all time, BlaBlaCar just raised a $100 million round led by Index Ventures, with existing investors Accel Partners, ISAI and Lead Edge Capital

European Carpooling Site BlaBlaCar Rides Into Russia And Ukraine Via Acquisition

The carpooling race in Europe has yet to produce a definitive winner, as Germany's <a target="_blank" href=""></a> and France's <a target=
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