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Karhoo wins European startup Gold Prize

Karhoo wins European startup Gold Prize

Urban mobility marketplace Karhoo won the prestigious European Startup Gold Prize for mobility on Thursday (April 11th). Beating over 500 other mobility startups to the top prize, the victory marks a milestone moment for the company which was formed just two years ago. During the main event at the European Parliament in Brussels, Karhoo alongside(…)

Korton Group splits: Korton Software joins Total Specific Solutions

Korton Group splits: Korton Software joins Total Specific Solutions

Total Specific Solutions has taken its first steps into the mobility and personal transport vertical with the acquisition of Korton Software BV, a supplier of software solutions for mobility of specific target groups. With the acquisition, TSS strengthens its portfolio of software solutions for municipalities who are responsible for taking care of the transportation needs(…)

Lyft IPO could raise $2.1 billion at $18.5 billion valuation

Lyft IPO could raise $2.1 billion at $18.5 billion valuation

Ride-hailing startup Lyft hopes to raise up to $2.1 billion in its IPO as it launches a roadshow to drum up investor support, Venturebeat reports. Starting this week, the company will begin meeting directly with large investment funds to answer questions and ease concerns that the company is bleeding massive amounts of red ink, even(…)

Uber hires more IPO underwriters as it prepares to go public: sources

Uber hires more IPO underwriters as it prepares to go public: sources

Ride-hailing startup Uber Technologies Inc has hired a string of investment banks to its syndicate of initial public offering underwriters, as it ramps up preparations for a stock market debut, people familiar with the matter told Reuters last Tuesday. Smaller rival Lyft Inc is racing to list in the stock market at the end of(…)

How Via benefits from new regulations that hurt Uber and Lyft

How Via benefits from new regulations that hurt Uber and Lyft

The ride-hail market’s smallest player has emerged as the biggest winner 
under the city’s new regulations: In New York City, by dispatched trips UBER: 70.2% LYFT: 20.2% JUNO: 5.1% VIA: 4.6% Source: Taxi and Limousine Commission The past couple of months have been deflating for the city’s hired-car industry, but not for Via. The Manhattan-based pooled-ride(…)

Taxis get Access to survive

Taxis get Access to survive

Yellow cabs with trained drivers now can pick up passengers who otherwise would use notoriously slow Access-a-Ride buses. From foreclosures on taxi medallions to a congestion surcharge in Manhattan that yellow-cab operators say could devastate their business, the taxi industry has had no shortage of bad news in recent months. But there has been one(…)

‘Please meet your TNC-rides in the garage’ San Francisco Airport says

‘Please meet your TNC-rides in the garage’ San Francisco Airport says

Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft together made 10 million pickups and drop-offs at SFO in 2018, creating more congestion than ever. Now the airport is trying to manage the chaos. The two companies are now making a combined 1,200 pickups and drop-offs every hour at SFO. In response, the airport put out a statement last(…)

Uber reportedly raising $1B in deal that values self-driving car unit at up to $10B

Uber reportedly raising $1B in deal that values self-driving car unit at up to $10B

Uber is in negotiations with investors, including the SoftBank Vision Fund, to secure an investment as large as $1 billion for its autonomous vehicles unit. The deal would value the business at between $5 billion and $10 billion, according to a Tuesday report from The Wall Street Journal. Uber declined to comment. The news comes(…)

Juno selling for almost nothing

Juno selling for almost nothing

Juno, New York’s third-largest app-based service by market share, is for sale at a nominal asking price by parent company Gett, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person said Juno was losing $1 million a day. Several other industry insiders said Gett has approached its ride-hail rivals about buying the struggling service.(…)

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