Moovit

  • Moovit and Rock the Vote team up to get you to the polls

    Moovit and Rock the Vote team up to get you to the polls

    Transit app Moovit and the nonpartisan, nonprofit Rock the Vote organization are working to get you to the right poll on time. On election day — Tuesday, November 8 — Moovit will get you from wherever you are to your correct polling place via public transit, bike sharing services or Uber, whichever works best. When users tap the Directions tab, which usually shows only a… Read More

  • Moovit tries to streamline the commute experience with an updated transit app

    Moovit tries to streamline the commute experience with an updated transit app

    Figuring out public transportation can be a difficult experience — a lot of the data exists in disparate spots on the internet, and there are a lot of apps trying to jockey for a spot on your phone. Amid all that, there’s of course the opportunity to simply use Google Maps to find the right timing and pathway to get to your destination. Then there’s Moovit, a… Read More

  • Israeli technology and the future of transportation Crunch Network

    Israeli technology and the future of transportation

    The quantum leaps in productivity created by the car, train, ship and plane have dramatically changed our lives and movements. But today, we’re at the forefront of a new revolution in mobility, from on-demand ride-sharing and navigation, to car ownership and autonomous connected vehicles. And like most industries in which software is eating the world, Israeli innovation is playing an… Read More

  • Moovit helps you catch ’em all in Pokemon Go

    Moovit helps you catch ’em all in Pokemon Go

    Moovit wants to help you catch ’em all and catch the bus at the same time. It’s integrated with Pokemon Go to make it faster to catch a Grimer. (For the uninitiated, that’s a Pokemon creature, not a subway train.) If you’ve got the Moovit app or want to download it for iOS or Android, you can type in “PokeStops” in the app’s Trip Planner. This will… Read More

  • Moovit transit app integrates with Uber

    Moovit transit app integrates with Uber

    The local transit app Moovit announced today that it will soon be integrated with the ride-sharing app Uber in 131 cities in 22 countries. This is kind of the chocolate and peanut butter of urban travel. Moovit uses official transit data plus crowdsourced data to give riders the best information about potential routes. Is the train running slow? Take the bus or find a bike sharing service. Is… Read More

  • Moovit expands accessibility features for blind users

    Moovit expands accessibility features for blind users

    It’s easy to get caught up in the new, cool thing aspect of transportation tech and apps, but there’s some real social benefit and freedom to be found here. Take, for instance, Moovit’s latest upgrade. The public transportation app recently added features to make it easier for blind users to take transit using VoiceOver (iOS) and TalkBack (Android) integration. The app… Read More

  • Moovit Raises $50M To Scale Its Public Transit App, Goes Up Against CityMapper

    Moovit Raises $50M To Scale Its Public Transit App, Goes Up Against CityMapper

    Israeli public transport startup Moovit has raised $50 million in a new Series C funding round. That makes the company worth as much as $450 million. Last year we reported how Moovit was trying to reproduce Waze’s success with private car owners, but this time with public transportation users. But that’s only part of the story. The investment is from Nokia Growth Partners, BMW… Read More

  • With 10M Users, Israel’s Moovit Tries To Follow In Waze’s Footsteps For Mass Transit

    With 10M Users, Israel’s Moovit Tries To Follow In Waze’s Footsteps For Mass Transit

    After Waze’s $1.1 billion sale to Google on the back of crowd-generated data for drivers, it feels obvious that someone should do the same thing for the world’s mass transit systems. And indeed, another company out of Waze’s home market of Israel is trying to provide real-time, crowdsourced data on public transit. Read More

  • Moovit Raises $28M From Sequoia And Others To Be The Waze For Crowdsourced Public Transit Data

    Moovit Raises $28M From Sequoia And Others To Be The Waze For Crowdsourced Public Transit Data

    Social transit app Moovit is announcing a massive round of funding this morning, closing a $28 million round led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from its existing investors BRM Group and Gemini Israel Ventures. Gili Raanan will represent Sequoia on the Moovit board. The Israeli company previously received $3.5 million from BRM Group and Gemini Israel Ventures. Read More