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BlaBlaCar reaches 10 million users in Brazil and targets the bus market

Oct 20, 2021

10% of the mobility startup's user base is in Brazil; BlaBlaCar has reached the mark of 100 million users globally Nicolas Brusson, Francis Nappez e Frédéric Mazzella, co-founders at BlaBlaCar. Photo: Courtesy French online marketplace for carpooling BlaBlaCar has reached the mark of 100 million users globally, 10 million of them in Brazil only, at a moment when it is working to expand its operations outside Europe after getting a $115 million funding round led by VNV Global in April. Besides accounting for 10% of the platform users, Brazil is also one of the fastest-growing countries for BlaBlaCar, the company said, with 1.6 million new users only in 2021, and an average of 40,000 to 50,000 new carpooling members per week since last August. The good response of users to the service in the country is attributed to a large number of routes and the possibility of taking routes not served by public transportation via carpooling or even buses, a segment that is BlaBlaCar’s great current bet. The marketplace for the sale of bus tickets was launched in October last year and already gathers 106 bus companies. The company expects to reach 150 partner companies by the end of the year when the goal is also to reach BRL 6 million and BRL 8 million in sales per month. Focus on the bus segment Present in 22 countries, currently 70% of BlaBlaCar’s operation already takes place outside Europe, in countries where technologies for urban mobility have grown, driven by a transition of the market, and especially of the segment of bus travel, from offline to online. According to BlaBlaCar, one-third of the searches on the platform already offer multimodal options (bus and carpooling) as alternatives to travel. The enhancement of the bus segment is one of the company’s goals. “BlaBlaCar aims to play a key role in the digitization of the bus markets outside Europe.”

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10 Investments

Nicolas Brusson has made 10 investments. Their latest investment was in Jump as part of their Seed VC on November 11, 2021.

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/30/2021

Seed VC

Jump

$4.54M

Yes

3

8/20/2020

Seed VC

Riff

$1.5M

Yes

4

11/22/2019

Seed VC

Bellman

$2.2M

Yes

1

4/11/2019

Angel

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$99M

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10

11/18/2018

Series A

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$99M

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Date

11/30/2021

8/20/2020

11/22/2019

4/11/2019

11/18/2018

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC

Angel

Series A

Company

Jump

Riff

Bellman

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Amount

$4.54M

$1.5M

$2.2M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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3

4

1

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