Frédéric Mazzella pitches BlaBlaCar
Ecosummit TV: Co-Founder and CEO Frédéric Mazzella pitches BlaBlaCar at ECO14 London and explains in every detail how they disrupt mobility and build a fast-growing global startup. If you want to grow fast, you have to postpone profit and invest everything in managing growth with a flexible strategy how to enter new markets. Sharing corporate values with existing and new employees is a key success factor. Founded in France in 2004, BlaBlaCar reached 1 million members in 2011 and 10 million members in September 2014. In July 2014, Index Ventures and Accel Partners co-lead the Series C and injected $100M. In April 2015, BlaBlaCar acquired Carpooling.com, their strongest competitor in Germany. Frédéric believes that long distance ride sharing is very different from city-focused Uber as the average trip matched by BlaBlaCar is 300 km. However, this competitive situation may change in the future and that’s why BlaBlaCar keeps on accelerating. This is a must-see video for every smart green startup and their investors.
Tags: Accel Partners, Blablacar, car sharing, Carpooling.com, ECO14 London, Ecosummit London 2014, Fast Growth, France, Frederic Mazzella, Germany, Global Startup, Index Ventures, Mobility, ride sharing, Sharing Economy, Smart Green Mobility, Smart Green Startup, Transportation, Uber