BlaBlaCar is the world's leading long distance carpooling service, connecting drivers with empty seats to people travelling the same way.
BlaBlCar's platform is engineered to create a secure, trust-based community with declared identities and full member profiles.
BlaBlCar was founded in 2006 by Frédéric Mazzella, Francis Nappez and Nicolas Brusson. The company is based in Paris ,with offices across Europe and South America.
BlaBlaCar’s core business is carpooling- matching empty car seats with passengers going in the same direction. In 2020 alone, BlaBlaCar had 50 million passengers across 22 markets overall.
BlaBlaCar’s second pillar has been buses. In particular, buses represent a huge opportunity in emerging markets and Eastern Europe. BlaBlaCar’s total addressable market in this category is huge and the company is mostly focused on moving offline supply to its online marketplace.
BlaBlaCar’s third pillar is all about creating loyal users that keep coming back to the platform. The company wants to build a multimodal app where you can find all shared travel — carpooling, buses and soon trains. The company has also acquired Ouibus, Busfor etc., Superdojazd, PostoinAuto.it, Aventones, Jizdomat, carpooling.com etc.
BlaBlCar is backed by Accel Partners, Insight Ventures, Index Ventures, SNCF, VNV Global, Lead Edge Capital, Baring Vostok, ISAI and others. The company raised $115M in a new round on Apr 20, 2021. This brings BlaBlaCar's total funding to $563.5M to date. The latest round valued the company at $2B post-money.