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BlaBlaCar raises $200M to become Europe’s latest Unicorn.

BlaBlaCar has been valued at $1.58bn, making us one of five most valuable start ups in Europe! With a recent round of funding of $200M led by Insight Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Vostok New Ventures, we will continue to expand our ridesharing service across the globe. Read all about this exciting news in The Telegraph, The Financial Times, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Forbes, NPR,, Venture Beat, The Express and Reuters.

Read more about this from our founders, Frédéric Mazzella, Nicolas Brusson and Francis Nappez.

BlaBlaCar acquires and Autohop to lock in European lead

BlaBlaCar has bought one of its biggest rivals in Germany,, as well as Hungary-based Autohop to secure its spot as Europe’s leading city-to-city car-sharing service. This exciting news has been picked up by major media outlets, such as The Economist, The Financial Times, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur and The Next Web.

BlaBlaCar secures $100M round of funding led by Index Ventures

Led by Index Ventures, BlaBlaCar has closed a $100 million round of funding to continue expanding our ridesharing service throughout Europe and across the globe. This exciting news has been picked up by major media outlets, such as Bloomberg TV, CNN, The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat and TechCrunch. Read more from Index Ventures about our latest round of funding.

  • Watch Nicolas Brusson, COO of BlaBlaCar, speaking live to CNN about our latest round of funding.

BlaBlaCar on Bloomberg

Frederic Mazzella, CEO of BlaBlaCar, was invited on Bloomberg TV to discuss BlaBlaCar’s ridesharing revolution and our rapid expansion across Europe and beyond. Watch the interview here.

BlaBlaCar at the White House

For the first time in 30 years, a French president made a state visit to America. Mr Hollande went to Washington with a handful of French entrepreneurs, including our CEO and Founder, Frédéric Mazzella, from BlaBlaCar. The visit was covered by The Economist, France 24, Bloomberg Luxury and Bloomberg Business Week.

BlaBlaCar rides into India

With BlaBlaCar’s exciting expansion into India, we found ourselves featured in The Financial Times, Tech Crunch, The Next Web,, Venture Beat and Quartz.

BlaBlaCar launches new app

TNT Magazine, Sorted Magazine and names BlaBlaCar as one of the top 10 must-have apps for travelling on the road. Download our app for Android and iOS.

BlaBlaCar in the Press


The Irish Times – March 1st, 2016

The Irish Times outline the best summer escapes for students… with BlaBlaCar being one of them! Read the article.

Forbes – February 22nd, 2016

Rawn Shah met with our co-founder and CEO, Frédéric Mazzella, about turning a Eurpean startup into an international success across multiple continents, and becoming a Unicorn. Read the article.

Square Mile – February 9th, 2016

Nicolas Brusson, our co-founder and COO, appeared in Square Mile’s ‘Escape Artist’, where Nicolas discusses the founding and growth of BlaBlaCar. Read the article.

Techcrunch – January, 2016

We’re very excited to announce that our founder and CEO, Frédéric Mazzella, is now part of the Influencers of LinkedIn! Read his blog post in Techcrunch here.

The Daily Mail and The Telegraph – January, 2016

Britain’s drivers are driving around with £78 million of loose change in their cars! We did some research to fine out how much money Brit’s keep in their cars, and what other items lurk in their gloove boxes. To find out more, read: The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and The Western Daily Press.

The BBC – January, 2016

BlaBlaCar’s CEO and founder, Frédéric Mazzella, is interviewed for the BBC series “CEO Guru” alongside other successful CEOs. Watch the episodes here: The difficulty of leading a ‘unicorn’ firm and Good to be a geek.


BBC Radio Scotland – December 8th, 2015

BlaBlaCar featured in BBC Radio Scotland as the presenters discussed the need to rideshare around the country. One of our members, William, spoke about his wonderful ridesharing experiences. Listen to the show (from 01:23).

The Observer – August 4th, 2015

The Observer and The Guardian featured BlaBlaCar extensively in a piece about the sharing economy following an interview with our co-found and COO, Nicolas Brusson, earlier this month. The article looks at BlaBlaCar’s success, vision and our global impact. Read the article online here.

Techcrunch – December, 2015

Nicolas Brusson was a speaker at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference in London earlier this month. Nicolas discussed BlaBlaCar’s position within the sharing economy, building a trusted community of ridesharers, and more. REad some of the articles about BlaBlaCar and TechCrunch here: Management Today, CNBC, TechCrunch.

Web Summit – November, 2015

Our co-founder and COO, Nicolas Brusson, attended Web Summit technology conference earlier this month and met with a lot of people who were keen to hear more about the BlaBlaCar story; our growth, international expansion, the part we play in the sharing economy, and more! You can read all about his time at Web Summit here: BBC (Interview runs from 7:40 to 11:45), BBC (2), BBC (3), BBC (4), Sky News, CNN, CNN (2), The Entrepreneurs (interview begins at 2:15), Financial Times, Bloomberg, Bloomberg (2), Bloomberg (3), Business Insider.

Techcrunch – October 23rd, 2015

Romain Dillet is excited to announce that our co-founder and COO, Nicolas Brusson, will be speaking at TechCrunch Disprupt, London. Read more about our history with Disrupt here.

The Economist – October 22nd, 2015

Something to chat about! Read this fun and interesting article all about BlaBlaCar, including our recent fundraising and our exciting plans for international growth. Read it here.

Lonely Planet – October 19th, 2015

Lonely Planet took a look at BlaBlaCar’s global success and plans for the future, including expansion into Latin America and Asia. Read about it here.

The Sunday Times – September 17th, 2015

BlaBlaCar’s Founder and CEO, Frédéric Mazzella, was interviewed by The Sunday Times to dicuss everything from the activity, our rapid growth and cost savings. Read the full interview here.

The BBC – September 16th, 2015

The BBC talked to our founder, Frédéric Mazzella, about how he helped BlaBlaCar reach 20 million members in 10 countries. The piece also covers our Reviens Leon initiative. Read all about it here.

CNBC – September 15th, 2015

Frédéric Mazella, founder and CEO of BlaBlaCar, talks about the company’s growth, the benefits of ridesharing and why we’re at the forefront of the sharing economy.

Fred Mazzella interviewed live on CNBC – September 2015 from BlaBlaCar on Vimeo.

Share Radio – September 7th, 2015

BlaBlaCar was featured in Share Radio’s Company Casebooks in a 30 minute in depth interview on everything from how BlaBlaCar works, to our partnerships with AXA and Festival Republic. Listen to the interview here.

Huffington Post, The Independent, Daily Mirror – September 3rd, 2015

Fresher’s Week is just around the corner, and we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 ways for students to save on travel costs while at university. Read the articles in The Huffington Post, The Daily Mirror and The Independent.

The Daily Mail – August 27th, 2015

Lee Boyce has published an in-depth piece on BlaBlaCar, looking at our partnership with AXA, our growth over the last year, and the true pain last minute travel costs has on Brits today. Read the article.

Fortune – August 19th, 2015

Our co-founder and COO, Nicolas Brusson, met with Fortune Magazine last week to discuss the rapid success of BlaBlaCar and the state of ridesharing in the U.S. Read the interview here.

This is Money – August 15th, 2015

This is Money featured BlaBlaCar and one of our amazing members, Debbie, in their piece about saving cash with high tech start ups! Read all about why Debbie uses BlaBlaCar here.

The Mirror, Mancunian Matters, Female First – August 3rd, 2015

Last minute price hikes force Brits to miss weddings, funerals and more. Help keep the costs down with BlaBlaCar! Read in The Mirror, Female First and Mancunian Matters.

ITV News – July 25th, 2015

Share your car with BlaBlaCar on ITV News Central from BlaBlaCar on Vimeo.

BBC One – July 16th, 2015

BBC One featured BlaBlaCar in their series “Right On The Money” which looked at all of the different ways you can save a bit of money. Epiosde 4 was all about the sharing economy and featured a rideshare with four of our members: Helen, Ainslie, Joe and Andrew. Watch the film.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek – July 11th, 2015

Following an interview with our COO, Nicolas Brusson, Bloombery BusinessWeek Magazine has published an in-depth feature about BlaBlaCar, which includes an overview of our service, how we’re different from Uber and Lyft and our rapid growth. Read the article.

The Mirror and Look Magazine – June 24th, 2015

As we enter the festival season, Look Magazine and The Mirror are spreading the word that ridesharing to the festivals with BlaBlaCar not only saves you money, allows you to meet other festival goers, but also gives you access to BlaBlaCar’s free priority parking right at the entrance of many festivals! Read the article.

Financial Times – June 19th, 2015

The Financial Times published their European Tech Entrepreneurs report with BlaBlaCar’s founders coming in at number 13 in Europe’s Top 50 Tech Entrepreneurs. Read the article.

International Business Times – June 5th, 2015

The Internatioanl Business Times meets Nicolas Brusson to discuss some of BlaBlaCar’s key issues; regulation, coming to the US and the difference between BlaBlaCar and Uber. Read the article.

Condé Nast Traveler – June 1st, 2015

Condé Nast Traveler explains the joy of ridesharing with BlaBlaCar. The writer recounts his ridesharing experiences, giving real insight on the social benefits of ridesharing as well as reflecting on how technology is changing the traditional road trip. Read the article.

F. Mazzella at Google’s Zeitgeist – May 2015

Quest means Business on CNN International – May 2015 – Paris

BBC Radio Manchester – May 13th, 2015

BlaBlaCar featured in BBC Radio Manchester as the presenters discussed the numerous safety features of our service and looked at the costs of travel on BlaBlaCar compared to public transport options. Listen to the show (01:40:35 – 01:42:05)

The Next Web – May 12th, 2015

Nicolas Brusson writes a post for The Next Web on ‘Why Europe needs more tech leaders’. Read the article.

The New York Times – May 5th, 2015

The New York Times highlights BlaBlaCar’s success in overcoming challenges when navigating European countries’ various regulations. Read the article.

CNBC – April 23rd, 2015

Nicolas Brusson, co-founder and COO of BlaBlaCar, talks about the company’s recent developments and growth plans at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam on CNBC

Wired – April 2nd, 2015

Wired magazine publishes an in-depth feature into the history, the life and the future of BlaBlaCar: A French Tech Extravaganza! Read the article.

BlaBlaCar acquires and Autohop to lock in European lead

BlaBlaCar has bought one of its biggest rivals in Germany,, as well as Hungary-based Autohop to secure its spot as Europe’s leading city-to-city car-sharing service. This exciting news has been picked up by major media outlets, such as The Economist, The Financial Times, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur and The Next Web.

The Times – April 8th, 2015

BlaBlaCar appears in the Times lowdown section as Ben prepares for his first BlaBlaCar journey this weekend! Read the article. – March 16th, 2015 interviews BlaBlaCar member, Trevor, about his positive BlaBlaCar experiences as a driver. Read the article.

Venture Beat – February 24th, 2015

Venture Beat named BlaBlaCar one of the top apps that will change your everyday life. Read the article.

The Sun – February 4th, 2015

How far would you travel to visit your loved one? We conducted a survey to find out which country travels the furthest for love. Read the article.

The Guardian – January 22nd, 2015

BlaBlaCar is the most popular sustainability-related app on Google Play. Read the article.

The Next Web – January 20th, 2015

Nicolas Brusson shows why BlaBlaCar does not face the same regulatory issues as Uber has experienced in India. Read the article.

BlaBlaCar rides into India – January, 2015

With BlaBlaCar’s exciting expansion into India, we found ourselves featured in The Financial Times, Tech Crunch, The Next Web,, Venture Beat and Quartz.

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