This Ridesharing Service You’ve Never Heard of Has 10 Million Members and Counting (Entrepreneur)

By Catherine Clifford

In major U.S. cities à la New York and San Francisco, services such as Uber that connect people with nearby taxi drivers via smartphone, are really catching on. But across the pond, there’s an Uber for long-distance trips called BlaBlaCar that’s making big waves of its own.

If you live in the U.S., there’s a fairly good chance that you have never heard of it before. But BlaBlaCar, founded in 2009, has 10 million members and is growing quickly.

This week, the company introduced its iPhone and Android app in Turkey. Already, the Paris-headquartered service is operating in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

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