BlaBlCar is a community marketplace that connects drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride.
BlaBlCar's platform is engineered to create a secure, trust-based community with declared identities and full member profiles. Members can even specify how chatty they are from “Bla” to “BlaBlaBla”, hence the name BlaBlaCar.
BlaBlCar was founded in 2006 by Frédéric Mazzella and is based in Paris with offices across a dozen of countries.
BlaBlCar has raised a total of $335.2M in 5 funding rounds. The company received their last funding on Sep 6, 2016, where they cashed €21M from Baring Vostok Capital Partners in a "Funding Round" type funding. BlaBlCar has also acquired Superdojazd, PostoinAuto.it, Aventones, Jizdomat, carpooling.com, Autohop & Podorozhniki.
BlaBlCar is backed by Accel Partners, Insight Ventures, Index Ventures, Lead Edge Capital, Baring Vostok and ISAI, it operates in 22 countries across Europe, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil and India.
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