Ride Sharing Unicorns

14 Well-Known Unicorn Companies in the Ride Sharing Industry

Here's a list of 14 ride sharing unicorn startups, including the well-known Ola and Grab.

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Countless Ride Sharing startups are being launched every day, and many fail because they did not learn from the success of other companies who've managed to rise above and join the unicorn club.

We just published this list of 14 well-known Ride Sharing companies that impressed investors enough to achieve a $1 billion valuation.

14 Unicorn Companies in the Ride Sharing Industry

Bird

Bird

Bird is the dockless, electric, connected scooter company that provides an affordable transportation alternative to communities across the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.40

    B (

    May 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Santa Monica

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Travis VanderZanden

  • Industries:

    Electric Vehicle, Mobile, Mobile Apps, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $623,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    32

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BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar is a long distance ride-sharing platform that allows travelers to connect with other travelers and share the trip costs.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    September 2015

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2006

  • Founders:

    Francis Nappez, Frédéric Mazzella, Nicolas Brusson

  • Industries:

    Car Sharing, Collaborative Consumption, Internet, Peer to Peer, Ride Sharing, Transportation, Travel

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $563,534,130

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Bolt

Bolt

Bolt provides a seamless end-to-end transportation experience in cities through multimodal services, including ride-hailing, food delivery and car-sharing.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.30

    B (

    May 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Estonia

  • City:

    Tallinn

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Markus Villig, Martin Villig, Oliver Leisalu

  • Industries:

    Food Delivery, Mobile Apps, Public Transportation, Ride Sharing

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $616,792,995

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    27

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Cabify

Cabify

Cabify is the leading company in ride-sharing in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. They are dedicated to providing a safe, affordable solution for urban transportation.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    January 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Spain

  • City:

    Madrid

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Adrian Merino, Francisco Montero, Juan De Antonio, Sam Lown, Vicente Pascual

  • Industries:

    Internet, Logistics, Mobile, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $477,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    25

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Caocao Chuxing

Caocao Chuxing

Caocao Chuxing is a Chinese company that operates the world’s largest mobility platform, offering taxi-hailing, car-sharing, bus-hailing, and bike-sharing services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.60

    B (

    January 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Hangzhou

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Jinliang Liu

  • Industries:

    Energy, Mobile Apps, Recreational Vehicles, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    CN¥1,000,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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Didi

Didi

Didi is a leading transportation platform that offers a wide range of app-based ride-hailing, carpooling and supply-demand services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $62.00

    B (

    March 2015

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Bo Zhang, Wei Cheng

  • Industries:

    Mobile Apps, Public Transportation, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $23,246,700,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    24

  • Number of investors:

    43

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Grab

Grab

Grab is a multi-service platform that makes your transportation experience better.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $14.30

    B (

    December 2014

    )

  • Country:

    Singapore

  • City:

    Singapore

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Anthony Tan, Tan Hooi Ling

  • Industries:

    Car Sharing, Financial Services, Food Delivery, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $12,147,750,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    34

  • Number of investors:

    53

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Hello TransTech

Hello TransTech

Hello TransTech (formerly HelloBike) is a smart-sharing platform that develops innovative ways to experience travel in different cities.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    June 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Han Mei, Jiang Wei, Li Kaizhu, Yang Lei

  • Industries:

    Apps, Customer Service, Cycling, Information Technology, Last Mile Transportation, Ride Sharing, Transportation, Travel

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,754,944,610

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Manbang Group

Manbang Group

Manbang Group is a technology-driven trucking company that offers an online platform matching shippers and drivers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $12.00

    B (

    April 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Guiyang

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Apps, Freight Service, Logistics, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    No Data

  • Funding Amount:

    $3,600,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    15

here

MLU B.V.

MLU B.V.

MLU B.V. is a joint venture between Yandex, the largest search engine in Russia and Uber, the world’s leading ride-sharing platform. With MLU, Yandex and Uber are making it easy for people to discover and book rides in more than 15 regions across Russia.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.40

    B (

    February 2018

    )

  • Country:

    The Netherlands

  • City:

    Schiphol

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Food Delivery, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1-10

  • Funding Amount:

    $325,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    2

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ofo

ofo

Ofo is a bike-sharing platform that allows bikes to be rented and retrieved through a mobile application, station-free.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    No Data

    B (

    -

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Haidian

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Wei Dai, Xue Ding, Yang Pinjie, Yu Xin, Zhang Siding, Zhang Yanqi

  • Industries:

    Cycling, Last Mile Transportation, Public Transportation, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,151,231,992

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    23

here

Ola

Ola

Ola is India's leading mobile app that allows you to discover, book, and pay for rides seamlessly.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $6.30

    B (

    October 2014

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Kormangala

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Ankit Bhati, Bhavish Aggarwal

  • Industries:

    Apps, Internet, Mobile, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $3,808,672,049

  • Number of funding rounds:

    25

  • Number of investors:

    44

here

Qingju

Qingju

Providing bike-sharing platforms and services to bike-sharing providers, Qingju is the future of modern transportation and a smart way to reach customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    No Data

    B (

    -

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Chengdu

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Electric Vehicle, Product Design, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,000,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    3

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Via

Via

Via offers a flexible, on-demand transportation service to help you get from home to work in a safe, fun, and affordable way.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.25

    B (

    March 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Daniel Ramot, Oren Shoval

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Mobile Apps, Real Time, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $647,064,111

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    23

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