French developer tool startup Zenaton raises €2 million

Zenaton, a French startup founded in September 2017, has raised €2 million in a funding round led by Accel and Point Nine Capital for a toolkit that helps developers build workflows. The other participants in the round were the Slack Fund, Kima Ventures, and business angels including Julien Lemoine, CTO and co-founder of Algolia, and […]

BlaBlaCar launches short-distance carpooling service in Paris

After five months of beta testing, BlaBlaCar has launched its short-distance carpooling service BlaBlaLines in Paris and the Ile-de-France region. BlaBlaCar had established its long-distance carpooling service and released the feature for shorter daily trips in May and tested it on two routes from Reims to Châlons-en-Champagne and Toulouse to Montauban. The pilot initially ran […]

BlaBlaCar launches service for shorter distance commutes

In another bid to diversify its business, BlaBlaCar has launched a new beta app to assist drivers and riders with their commutes to work. The BlaBlaLines app differs from the company’s usual carpooling business model, which connects people for long distance journeys. Instead drivers on shorter distance commutes can pick up and drop off passengers […]

BlaBlaCar launches Ambassadors program with Opel and ALD

French carpooling platform BlaBlaCar has announced its new “Ambassadors” program in a partnership with Opel and leasing company ALD Automotive. Ambassadors is a “car-as-a-service” program for BlaBlaCar’s most active members, which will include lower leasing, warranty, and maintenance fees. The pilot is available only in France so far. According to the company, its community of […]